>>The 2010 Census: Controversies Over the Count
Posted March 18, 2010on:
This is a very good read if you want a closer look at the census and the controversy that surrounds the taking of the census. It gives ten points to consider but there are more and more to come. Of course this year there is even more controversy than ever because the Obama Administration took steps very early in his first term to move the control of the census from the Census Bureau and to the White House. This was/is an unprecedented move, but then it was merely the beginning of Obama’s moves to take over the nation and give the control to the government rather than the people. I should say: the radical government! After moving the control of the census to the White House Obama called on his old organization ACORN to conduct the census. ACORN, you will remember, was heavily involved in voter registration and as a result of much fraud is being investigated and indicted by several states. ACORN offices in several states were also video taped given advice on how to set up a house of prostitution using under-aged immigrant girls. Congress voted to cease funding ACORN. The organization is now in the process of appearing to break up with offices taking different names and disavowing any connection with ACORN or ACORN leadership. It is of course a farce. In fact the entire 2010 Census will prove to be a farce; a very serious farce unfortunately because of how the numbers in the census affect how government represents us and who get federal funds. Here is what the census is supposed to do:
According to Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, the US population must be recounted every ten years. But any count so huge is bound to be inexact. The Census Bureau’s task every decade is to keep the inaccuracy to a minimum. And what’s at stake in the big picture is not only states’ Congressional representation (and thus the number of votes in the Electoral College), but also their proportional share of federal funding. How many federal dollars are showered on a region depends to a very large degree on how many people live there.