What was in it for ACORN to advise clients to break the law, evade taxes, be prostitutes, smuggle in illegal child prostitutes, and the whole rest of the tired litany of offenses that right-wing videographer James O’Keefe nailed them with.
And nail them he did. Let’s get that straight. ACORN, for whatever good it may have done in the past, has been totally compromised. Liberals and progressives should aid in the investigation of what happened and why, rather than attempt to defend ACORN or remain silent.
The transcript of the New York video provides some clues, I think. ACORN advises them to set up a fraudulent mortgage (and thus evade taxes) by attending seminars apparently run by them. It appears they will help set up the mortgage too. Aha. Financial motive. Who was ACORN referring these clients too? And they they get paid for doing so? As always, follow the money.