Rachel Maddow fiercely takes on the Defund ACORN Act of 2009, which aims
to cutoff all funds to ACORN for their misconduct and recently passed in
both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support. Maddow points out
that not only does this legislation violate Article 1 of the
Constitution because it directly targets one specific group, but there
are many other organizations who have done worse and gotten away with
it. The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill joins Maddow to discuss war contractors
like Blackwater
, who have been exposed for committing fraud and
murder, and somehow continue to get lucrative government contracts.
Scahill says that this witch-hunt against ACORN “isn’t really about upholding the law.” It is a calculated political move by Democrats and Republicans who
are indebted to corrupt war contractors because of their hefty campaign
donations.

Alana Levinson

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