ACORN operatives roll out ObamaCare

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A group formed from the ruins of ACORN is hard at work signing people up for  ObamaCare, and may be collecting taxpayer cash for their work despite Congress’  efforts to cut the organization and its affiliates off from government funding,  a watchdog group charged.

The United Labor Unions Council Local 100, a New Orleans-based nonprofit,  announced last month it would take part in a multi-state “navigator” drive to  help people enroll in President Obama’s health care plan. The labor council was  established by ACORN founder Wade Rathke after his larger group was broken up  amid scandal in 2009 and banned from receiving taxpayer funds.

“At a time when our government has ceased functioning due to an appropriations gap, it is ironic that America’s tax dollars are being doled out to an entity whose poor stewardship of our funds was well-established by Congress,” said Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action, a nonpartisan watchdog group based in Washington.

“… it is ironic that America’s tax dollars are being doled out to an entity whose poor stewardship of our funds was well-established by Congress.”

– Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action

The government has given out $67 million in Navigator grants to help with the controversial rollout of ObamaCare. It was not clear if Local 100 got a grant of its own, but it has set up a help center with Southern United Neighborhoods, a charity founded in March 2010 with many former ACORN members, to enroll people in ObamaCare. Southern United Neighborhoods received a Navigator grant of $486,123.

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