View Full Version : Bank of America gives $2 million to antigun ACORN

02-06-2009, 8:16 AM
This may only be a "quid pro quo" to Obama's homies in return for the bailout money. The author does not mention it but ACORN is very antigun (google acorn gun control) and pushes local ordinances and is big on bullet control. You may want to think about where you do your banking.



ACORN Gets $2,000,000 from Bailed Out Bank of America

Will media pursue beleaguered financial institutions charitable contribution to controversial organization as they have with executive compensation?

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute

Remember the outrage when it was discovered former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain how he spent over a $1 million to redecorate his office, as meticulously itemized by CNBC correspondent Charlie Gasparino for The Daily Beast?

Merrill Lynch was acquired by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) in September 2008 and Thain was eventually let go, and the backlash for his extravagant redecorating ensued.

But, this latest indiscretion has gone unnoticed by the media a donation in the amount of $2 million to the ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Housing Corporation of Chicago, according to a document posted on Bank of America corporate philanthropy Web site which shows the bank had given the total amount in grant money from October 2007 through June 2009.

The document also details several regional grants to ACORN, which is said to be finalized through 2009, but currently included the following:

* ACORN (Miami) - $50,000
* ACORN Housing Corp. (Chicago) $85,000
* ACORN Housing Corporation (Las Vegas) - $20,000

ACORN has been associated with cases of voter fraud, accounting improprieties and has lobbied for obligatory housing assistance from the federal government for home borrowers that got in over their heads with recent mortgage woes.

The media have not only been eager to attack banks like Bank of America for their corporate expenditures and compensation, they have found other ways to go after these institutions. As ABC investigative correspondent Brian Ross pointed out with his usual knack for finding lavish spending by corporate entities Bank of America also sponsored a Super Bowl party at a 5-Star Resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

However, as of Feb. 2, with exception of conservative columnist Michelle Malkin the at least $2 million in contributions has gone unnoticed by the media.

02-06-2009, 8:22 AM
Didn't BHO work for Acorn....

02-06-2009, 8:23 AM

02-06-2009, 8:29 AM
I was planning on closing my BofA accounts anyway.

/Straw - camel's back.

02-06-2009, 9:08 AM
Time to close that account I guess.

02-06-2009, 10:38 AM
Hey, I'm big on bullet control too. I like to make sure they hit my target... :D

02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
at least $2 million in contributions has gone unnoticed unremarked by the media.

Corrected it. They might well have noticed it, but they aren't going to say anything bad about anything that helped put the Messiah into office.

02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
Is there a bank that has a pro 2A record?

02-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Is there a bank that has a pro 2A record?


02-06-2009, 3:41 PM
Time to close that account I guess.
I knew they were no good, but I opened an account with them because their offer said I would get $75. So I deposited $25, and they sent me $75, which I will use towards buying guns, ammo, or a lifetime NRA membership.:D

02-06-2009, 3:43 PM
Freakin' crap... I just closed my Wamu accounts because of Chase buying them out.. I don't think there are any non anti-gun banks left!!! Looks like I may have to open my own bank :-\