Have you been watching your tax dollars at work promoting the census? Did you catch the Superbowl ads- which in my opinion look like they were made by a junior high media class- which in my area are still running.
Yikes! When I went to You Tube to get that I found a whole damn page of U.S. Census Bureau ads! A little button you can click to “see all 78 ads!” Damn this must be really, really important! Lots of stimulus used there to create some jobs!
Or how about this- this must be creating some jobs!
Seattle fortune cookies hold census message
And here’s a word from the Census Bureau themselves
That’s why it’s so important that you fill in the form and promptly mail it back. Census information affects the numbers of seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. And people from many walks of life use census data to advocate for causes, rescue disaster victims, prevent diseases, research markets, locate pools of skilled workers and more.
Hmmm- affects the number of seats in the House of Representatives, people from many walks of life use the data to :advocate.”
Moving on- try this- we count all inhabitants- not just citizens- ALL inhabitants- we want EVERYBODY to get their proper representation right? I mean, wouldn’t want Congress and the electoral college to represent only U.S. Citizens now would we?
State Government, Nonprofits and Telemundo Promote Census Participation
So let me get this right- if states like California and Arizona count their illegal immigrants they might get more representation in Congress (and more of my money?) Like I want California to spew more Nancy Pelosis on the country!
Of course we all know the Federal Government takes great care of our tax dollars don’t we? Remember this?
“The costs were substantial,” he wrote, imploring the agency to improve cost estimates so the national head count does not exceed its $15 billion price tag.
So back to the counting of illegals- who all is doing this counting? Asides from the fact that the government is hiring lots and lots of temporary workers to do this counting of folks who don’t mail in their forms- just who is in charge of all this? Well, there is no clear answer- you can go to the Census Bureau home page or do an on-line search and see the ads for Census Workers. But who are the “partners?” Well we “know” that Acorn has been disqualified as a “partner” in the census – right?
The Census Director has sent a letter to the National Headquarters of ACORN notifying the group that the Census Bureau is severing all ties with the community organizing group for all work having to do with the 2010 census.
“Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts,” read a letter from Census Director Robert M. Groves to the president of ACORN.
“Unfortunately, we no longer have confidence that our national partnership agreement is being effectively managed through your many local offices. For the reasons stated, we therefore have decided to terminate the partnership,” the letter said.
Uh-Huh- sure- right! And what is to prevent individual Acorn activists from applying for these jobs? Nothing- absolutely nothing. The same folks we remember from the caucuses and primaries- the same folks under investigation for fraudulently registering voters to get their buddy elected are in the process of renaming themselves- the ACORN name being toxic now. I would bet anything that these people are chest deep in this count and are going to do their best to make sure “everybody” gets counted.
Look for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and assorted others to show up in the Census. Anybody want to hazard a guess as to which States get new seats and which lose some? Go check out which districts went red and which blue in the 2008 for a preview.