Friday, September 18, 2009

Rush Holt and Frank Pallone Vote to Fund ACORN

Our local representatives, Rush Holt and Frank Pallone, again showed they're out of touch with reality, as they were among the 75 democrats in the House voting to fund Acorn. This means, they voted to keep sending money to an organization that provides advice on tax evasion, finances brothels, and approves or teenage prostitutes.

Besides Holt and Pallone, 3 more NJ congressmen voted for Acorn funding: Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires and Donald Payne.

Rush Holt's opponent, Mike Halfacre, responded to this:
Once again, Rush Holt has shown how out of touch he is with the people of the 12th Congressional District and that his attempts to portray himself as a moderate are just that- a portrayal. He was to the left of even his own party on cap and trade; he is to the left of his own party on healthcare reform and now, when 70% of his own party voted against giving any more funding to this controversial group, once again, Rush Holt stood with the far left of his party to continue funding them with taxpayer money. We seem to have a representative who thinks he represents San Francisco and not central New Jersey.

1 comment:

  1. The Rush Holt and Frank Pallone votes speak to more than them being out of touch with their constituents. Mr. Holt and Mr. Pallone, in fact, somehow see themselves "above" their constituents. They know better and therefore are ENTITLED to their positions of power. The truth is most of our elected officials, particularly in New Jersey, believe they "know" better than the people they "represent". Our representative republic is dying along with our Constitutional form of Gov’t and WE the people hold as much of the blame as those who “serve” in public office. We have sat quietly by and re-elected each one year, after year, after year, after year. And yet, somehow we expect a different result. This is not about party, it is about country. We have allowed the sacred power given to us as a free people by our founding fathers to be usurped because it is easier to let our elected officials make decisions for us. We have elected the gov’t we deserve. STAND UP AMERICA! Take back your power and educate yourselves or enjoy the chains of servitude to your “elected” lords and masters.