Bertha Lewis, the chief executive officer for the group, said ACORN was getting by on about $4 million annually rather than its one-time $25 million budget.

Welcome to our world! The entire country is on ‘life support.’ The ironic thing is that many would argue that ACORN was a major player in the economic breakdown by forcing banks to loan money to unqualified home buyers. Additionally, the reason they are on ‘life support’ is the ‘bad publicity’ they have received recently. Uh . . . it couldn’t be accusations of voter registration fraud, and unethical practices by employees, caught on camera by undercover reporters, could it? Nah, didn’t think so. Ms. Lewis and company may have to learn to tighten some belts. After all, the tax payers who provided much of that $25 million, are at present tightening their belts.

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