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Don’t Count on Me

Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Flickr / Gail Borden Public Library

Employees at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Ill., hold a giant reproduction of the 2010 census form.

Some conservative opponents of President Barack Obama are trying to stir up a movement against the 2010 census, arguing that the census form asks too many personal questions and is one more example of the erosion of privacy. —JCL

The Guardian:

Conservative opponents of the Obama administration are urging supporters to resist the upcoming US census, saying it asks too many questions and reflects increasing government intrusion into private matters.

The census, held every 10 years since 1790, is becoming a focal point for the growing anti-government movement in the US.

The government will endeavour to count every person living in the US, regardless of legal, immigration or citizenship status. The count, which helps determine political representation and the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in government funds, is mandated by the constitution.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a virulently conservative, anti-Obama Republican from Minnesota, has urged supporters to give only the number of people living in their household, saying nothing more is required by the constitution.

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By purplewolf, January 30, 2010 at 9:22 am Link to this comment

So NOW the repukes are bitching about the census, except when it is done during their stay on office.

The last census when my mother licked the envelope to seal it, as many people do, her mouth, lips all turned numb. She will not be returning one this year, let alone filling it out. I took the envelope to the local FBI office for analysis as to what was in the glue used on the envelopes.

I will send it in with a rate chart only.

Answers…...............................$5.00 each
Answers that require thought…..........$10.00 each
Answers with correct information…......$25.00 each
Dumb looks are still free.

After receiving a valid money order for the types of information for each question, answers will be provided.

Besides, the Bush/Cheney spy machine already has more information on every person in this country, legal and otherwise, the census is a farce. As for Ms. Bachman, who now is worried about “Obama’s FEMA concentration camps,built by and during her prior terms on office by fellow repukes Bushco who was responsible for that, alas, she was brain dead during their reign of terror from 2000 onward,go ahead and tell your base at home to refuse to fill these forms out except for number of people in the household. What morons these politicians be.

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