ACORN troubles continue to mount...
Check out the video.
The times opinion piece focuses on the fact that an amateur reporter caught this on video. What I took away from it,however, was the fact that an Acorn tax advisor located in Baltimore talked a prostitute and her pimp through the process of writing off condoms as client gift expenses, claiming a Salvadoran illegal immigrant - who is to be an underage prostitute - as a dependent in order to claim child tax credits, and claiming prostitutiton to be an indepedent arts career.
In light of numerous scandals that continue to plague Acorn, the House voted 347-75 to ban all federal funding to Acorn even though Acorn's website explicitly states that "The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now does not apply for nor does it receive any federal grants." (If someone truly knows where Acorn's funding really comes from, I'd love for you to leave it in a reply below.)
While in theory Acorn seems like a good organization that provides many types of invaluble services to lower class families, the mounting number of scandals and inefficiencies seem to be creating more hurdles than the organization may be able to handle.