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House Proceeding 09-14-09 on Sep 14th, 2009 :: 0:39:20 to 0:44:20
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Dan Burton

0:39:17 to 0:39:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: american people and quit giving seches. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? mr. burton: i ask consento address the house for five minutes, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: whout objection. mr. burton: one of the things that concerns me is the media,

Dan Burton

0:39:20 to 0:44:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Dan Burton

0:39:39 to 0:40:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the more liberal media seems to ignore some of the things tt are extremely important to the people of this country and to the freedoms we enjoy and the money that's being spent by the congress. this weekend and today, i watched a number of these shows that i watch on a regular basis,

Dan Burton

0:40:01 to 0:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: because those of us in this body, we follow the news very, very closely. and this mr. beck, glenn beck that's on fox and sean hannity on fox and mr. o'reilly, they focused attention on this acorn organization. and it's really interesting to

Dan Burton

0:40:22 to 0:40:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: find out that acorn, which helped the president get elected with such a strong force for him and whom he congratulated on the support they gave him and told him at the wanted advice on issues of major concern, so he is very close to acorn, acorn

Dan Burton

0:40:46 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that received $53 million from 1993 till now, that's 16 years, they have now access to $8.5 billion. now i mean that's a heck of a reward it seems like to me for being supportive of the administration. $8.5 billion. and mr. frank, on the banking

Dan Burton

0:41:09 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: committee, pushed legislation through that would give them access to an additional $1.5 billion. that is $10 billion that acorn has access to. and last week, you will see some people went in and posed as a prostitute and a man who was soliciting for a prostitute, i

Dan Burton

0:41:31 to 0:41:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: think they call him a pimp and asked the advice of acorn they gave them advice how to hide what they were doing from the law, how they could make money and not report ito the government of the united states. and then these people asked, well, we want to bring some young people in from south america.

Dan Burton

0:41:53 to 0:42:13( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and they are under age and we want them to work for us in this prostitution ring and the people at acorn said, they s here's how you do it and they explained how they could claim them as children or dependents and expand their ring of prostitution. it's all documented and in

Dan Burton

0:42:14 to 0:42:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: television and in some papers. acorn is going to get almost $10 billion. they have been involved in other activities. and were supposed to work on the census. the way the states get money from the federal government is based in large part on the census that's taken, how many

Dan Burton

0:42:35 to 0:42:55( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: people live in a congressional district, how many people live in a state. and the money that comes from the federal government is broken up on the basis of the census. acorn was going to have a major role in working to count the number of people throughout the country and in effect decide where this money is going to be going. this is an organization that has

Dan Burton

0:42:56 to 0:43:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: a tremendous amount of corruption. they are finding more andore corruption every single day and the taxpayers of this country are allowing them, through the congress, to have access to almost $10 billion of our taxpayers' dollars. that is insane. and we have asked the congress and leaders of the democrat

Dan Burton

0:43:19 to 0:43:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: party, the chairman of these various committees, to hold hearings on this to have an investigation. and we have yet to have any investigation whatsoever. not one. so today, i wrote a letter to chairman towns of the government reform and oversight committee, a very good friend of mine and fair man and i asked chairman towns to have an investigation

Dan Burton

0:43:40 to 0:44:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: into acorn. when you're talking about $10 bilion going to an organization that we know that has been involved in corruption, we certainly should at least look into what they're doing and stop them from using taxpayers' dollars to do these

Dan Burton

0:44:01 to 0:44:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: things. this is something we shouldn't allow anybody to shovel under the rug. and the administration should take responsibility for nducting an investigation and the members of congress on the majority side that has the chairmanships need to push very hard for an investigation and we

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