Apparently, the mainstream media decided that rooting out federal government corruption by a member of Congress was not headline material. At issue is the language (or the lack thereof) of the congressional bill passed last week stripping funding from ACORN. The bill is HR 3571, the Defund ACORN Act. As noted by opencongress.org:
This bill, designed to block any federal funds from going to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), was approved in the form of a motion to recommit with instructions to the House’s student loan bill (H.R. 3221). It has been noted that the bill is written so broadly that it could apply to organizations besides ACORN, including defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
As of result of the language in the bill, Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fl) has launched a campaign (as per his video campaign promise to his Florida constituents) to create a list of federal government contractors involved in fraudulent activities associated with government contracts. Assuming the bill’s language remains intact, Grayson would create the list as an attachment to the bill for future court review, and most importantly, ban these fraudster contractors from doing business with the government (taxpayer dollars).
Congressmen Grayson is asking for the public’s help in identifying those fraudulent contractors so he can develop a master list for the record. Here is Congressman Grayson’s request webpage. Perhaps Mr. Grayson is a rare breed of statesman and defender of our Constitution. Any efforts initiated to eliminate government corruption is worthwhile and has my full support. Other politicians (who should be statesmen) should take Mr. Grayson seriously and initiate similar actions to engage the public and try to re-insert some moral integrity back into public service. Perhaps I do not agree with all of Grayson’s political views, but I will support any effort, by any statesmen, to have our federal government bound by the Constitution. Please help Alan Grayson clean up corruption in D.C.