ACORN is blasting Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite's for blasting ACORN:
“It’s too bad that Ginny Brown-Waite could barely last a week into the Obama presidency to fall in line with the right-wing Republican leadership and start throwing mud at President Obama, ACORN, and sound economic policy."
"ACORN supports President Obama’s effort to create or save 3 to 4 million jobs with a bold, progressive economic recovery package. The Representative should listen better, because if she did, she would know that economists across the board generally agree that the Obama approach – investing strategically to rebuild our economy – is a better approach than tax cuts for big corporations or the wealthy. If she paid better attention to working families in her district, Ms. Brown-Waite would learn that there is a foreclosure crisis, that the wages of working families are stagnating, and that people are losing their jobs. And who in Florida has been warning about predatory lending and foreclosures for ten years? ACORN. And who fought to raise the minimum wage to address the wage and wealth gap (Our amendment 5 passed in 2004 with the votes of 71% of Floridians, despite opposition from Ms. Brown-Waite and big business.)? ACORN. The Tampa Bay area deserves less bluster and more thoughtful consideration of the issues from Ms. Brown-Waite.”