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Friday, September 11, 2009

US Census Bureau Cuts ACORN Ties

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it has terminated its relationship with ACORN, after two explosive videos were released showing ACORN employees in Baltimore and Washington D.C. glibly providing loan and tax fraud advice to undercover reporters posing as proprietors of a prostitution ring. The videos were released on Andrew Brietbart's new website, BigGovernment.com. The group previously had worked out an aggreement to help gather household data for the 2010 census.

The latest video showing ACORN DC employees providing advice to the undercover reporter posing as a pimp with his prostitute girlfriend on how to obtain a loan for a house they plan to use as a bordello for underage girls, file tax returns and avoid detection by police appears here.

Census Bureau Director Robert Groves notified the group of their termination in a letter to ACORN President Maude Hurd. The Director wrote in part:

Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has ineed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts. While not decisive factors in this decision, recent events concerning several local offices of ACORN have added to the worsening negative perceptions of ACORN and its affiliation with our partnership efforts.....We no longer have confidence that our national partnership agreement is being effectively managed through your offices.

And don't let the door hit you in the A** on the way out!

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