Does anyone in government bother to actually read the Constitution?Posted by DarthDilbert at 3/11/2010 05:37:00 PM
This week I along with millions of other American's received a letter from Robert M. Groves, Director of the United States Census Bureau, which is the first in a set of two mailings. In the letter Groves, who once suggested that the Census Bureau estimate the population rather than an "actual Enumeration" as the Constitution dictates, writes that the census will be used to "help each community get its fair share of government funds for highways, schools, health facilities, and many other programs you and your neighbors need." I'm interested to learn what these government entitlement programs are that he believes we "need". He notes that "Without a complete, accurate census, your community may not receive its fair share." Did anyone miss how he referenced our "fair share"? I'm sorry, I was always under the impression that the purpose of the census was to conduct an "actual Enumeration" of the people to determine the representation of the people in the House of Representatives.
I wonder if in a previous draft of the letter he referred to the $85 Million spent on these mailings as an astonishing waste of taxpayers funds rather than describing them as "cost effective". I'd love to learn exactly how much money was wasted to translate and distribute them in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian? The money wasted on these two mailings alone easily argue the point in making English the official language of the United States.
The unending and nauseating Oprahization of America sadly continues with this woman as it's chief cheerleader.
In any event, I do know how I will answer one question on the census though.