The IRS gives ACORN the boot
The IRS says it is severing ties with ACORN, the community activist group involved in a scandal after employees were caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring.
This comes on the heels of the Congress passing legislation to strip ACORN of federal funds, the White House trying (and failing miserably) to distance itself from the organization, and investigations of ACORN that are beginning in California, New York, Washington, DC, and now Illinois. Bertha Lewis, the clueless director of ACORN, can throw all the slander out she wants to with regard to Andrew Breitbart, James O'Keefe, and Hannah Giles, but the accusations of racism aren't sticking to the wall. No one is buying it.
And it's pretty obvious that the IRS isn't, either. Apparently they saw that the advice on how to evade taxes and hide income didn't sit too well with Timmy the Taxman and the nutty group running the IRS. This time around it wasn't Barry throwing them under the bus. The whole bloody federal government did it for him.
There are obvious questions as to whether the congressional legislation will hold firm. Two separate bills will have to be reconciled in committee, and Harry Reid is refusing to allow any hearings on ACORN. So can the heat continue to build under ACORN's feet? You bet. Andrew Breitbart has said more videos and scoops are coming regarding ACORN. It took five days of video releases to bring us to this point, and it looks like Andrew and crew are biding their time to turn up the heat at the right moment to enact real change; change that comes in cutting ACORN off at the knees.