On CNBC's Power Lunch, Minnesota radio host Jason Lewis repeated the false Republican talking point that ACORN received money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In fact, the recovery act does not mention ACORN or otherwise single it out for funding.
While discussing potential Republican outreach efforts toward African-Americans, Jason Lewis stated on The Rush Limbaugh Show: "[T]his whole notion of taxing -- taxing America's labor -- you know, I don't know how else you describe what this sordid experience of slavery was when you take away somebody's ability to engage in the marketplace with the fruits of their labor." Lewis later added: "We need to go into the African-American community there on cultural issues. And they should be there on taxes, because they know what it's like to have to work for free."