Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Holder out of line with giveaway

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Where does Eric Holder get the right to give $15 billion won in legal action against Countrywide Mortgage to Acorn and the Democratic Party? He is a government employee. The only money he can call his own is his salary. The money should go to the Treasury. This country is $17 trillion in debt and Eric Holder has no right to play Santa Claus with this money.

As Americans, we already put up with a president who thinks his primary job is to raise money for the Democratic Party.

If it is legal for the attorney general to give a court settlement to the Democratic Party, shouldn’t half of the money go the Republicans since their taxes are paying for half his salary?

It is time for Congress to rid America of this corrupt attorney general. We can’t afford the likes of him anymore. Stop the giveaway!

Lawrence Sandberg

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 7:38 am

    Mr. Sandberg, ACORN is defunct. The information I found is far different than what you've presented. Can you tell us your source? And where the money is allegedly going?

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  • DanielDecember 26, 2013 - 7:47 am

    CD The Holder lawsuit against Countrywide occurred in 2012. BofA ended up paying it because they bought Countrywide and their mess. Holder ordered BofA to hand the check over to ACORN, the House caught wind of it and mandated that Holder not do that. I'm not sure what ever happend to the money. This cronney capaitalism and forced redistribution is in character of everything your adminstration does especially in paying back campaign donors, elect the equally corrupt Hilary and it'll continue for years to come.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Daniel, you are mistaken, ACORN ended in 2010. JP Morgan paid the $13 billion in question. That money and where it is really going has all ready been accounted for. Read further young man the truth shall set you free! ;)

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Daniel, the Countrywide settlement was for $335 million. “The department’s action against Countrywide makes clear that we will not hesitate to hold financial institutions accountable, including one of the nation’s largest, for lending discrimination,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “These institutions should make judgments based on applicants’ creditworthiness, not on the color of their skin. With today’s settlement, the federal government will ensure that the more than 200,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers who were discriminated against by Countrywide will be entitled to compensation.”

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 8:21 am

    My bad, wrong institution,. Bur same result, nothing to see here.

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  • PornacDecember 26, 2013 - 8:10 am

    How ACORN be gone and still get money?

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  • Dave ShreeveDecember 26, 2013 - 10:01 am

    ACORN is like the Hydra. Kill it and it becomes a lot of little ACORNs under different names still pulling the same crap as before.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Mr. Shreeve, I'd like to know what you find so terrible about ACORN, their alleged illegal activities and "scandals" from groups contributing to a very worthwhile cause?

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  • Mike KirchubelDecember 26, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    Wow. What a pile. How many people out there believe this? I hate to ask, but was this story on Fox? I haven't been watching it much the last week. It's easy to see how the repubs get so many votes.

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 26, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Yes, Mike, there is something going on here that smells to high heaven. Instead of charging Wall Street fat cats with crimes, Holder makes them pay out millions to community organizing groups--Acorn clones. You can check it out without going to the Fox website. In fact, I don't think Fox has reported on this. Typical Obama administration lawlessness, by his thuggish attorney general.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 26, 2013 - 3:39 pm

    Mr. Smith, I asked Mr. Shreeve the question...crickets. Daniel is still spouting off about "forced redistribution." What do you have against ACORN and their alleged illegal activities? Before you respond, remember we hashed this out years ago and there was no "smoking gun." Evidence...in context? Anybody? Holder may not be a saint, but he got the big bucks and there will be restitution because of that. Next...

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 26, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    CD: Some people don't like broccoli. I don't like ACORNS, or their imitators, Ok? I am repulsed by their "sleeze factor," that's all. I have no smoking gun evidence, just a negative reaction. It is pretty clear that under Holder and Obama, these sleeze ball organizations will never get burned from a legal point of view, but they don't pass the smell test IMHO.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 27, 2013 - 5:39 am

    Mr. Smith, fair enough thank you for your honesty, I appreciate that! And I also understand how you can feel that way, been there myself!

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  • PornacDecember 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    That's it, they smell bad!

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 26, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    That's right, Pornrack. You have a problem with that?

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  • Danny BuntinDecember 26, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    All ACORN ever did to these people who dislike them is marginalize their vote by a small fraction. With more people voting their interest, instead of someone else s interest, it lessons the power of the so called conservative vote. They would rather they not vote at all, which is what ACORN was trying to remedy.

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  • rlw895December 26, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    Again, don't you people EVER question your sources when something doesn't sound right? $15 billion in a lawsuit settlement to ACORN and the Democratic Party!?!?!?! Your being played. When do you get it?

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