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$34 M to Dept. of Commerce for Remodeling, do you like the new stimulus additive today?

70 M to supercomputing for global warming
20 M removal of small fish passage barriers
1 B to the census bureau for counting us folks

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We have to do a census and it's currently severely underfunded.

    But it should be on an APPROPRIATIONS BILL not a Stimulus bill. Does no one understand the difference?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:57 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • at this point, what with that new fangled thing called the computer, wouldn't it be easier to just count all the SS#'s on tax returns, deduct the ones filing deceased, and update yearly to account for new births? It would be as accurate as the census, that a lot of people don't bother to respond to anyway.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:36 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • WTF is wrong with these politicians....
    MissAlisabeth

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 3:57 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • We have to do a census and it's currently severely underfunded.
    momtokate

    Answer by momtokate at 4:03 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • We don't have to do a census door to door in person and by mailing out millions of pieces of paper that 1/3 of people will ignore, forget or intentionally throw away.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:07 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • We have to do a census and it's currently severely underfunded.

    Why?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • The Census is a bunch of crap. I always throw it out and then they send some frail little retiree to buttonhole me and spend all afternoon sipping tea and prying into every aspect of my business.

    No I don't want to tell you how much I make--the IRS knows.
    No I don't want to tell you how many rooms in my house--so politicians can make sure to demagogue.
    No I don't want to tell you our education levels....etc....etc....etc....

    A census is a COUNT not a license to pry into every aspect of a private citizen's life!!!!
    MojitoMama

    Answer by MojitoMama at 5:19 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • geez explain it too us all knowing grlygrlz
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I guess that's a yes.

    I still can't find anyone who can point out where all that stuff is creating jobs, which is supposed to be the point of the stimulus, as opposed to just creating programs, which would be the point of an appropriations bill.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:22 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • more pork.

    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:51 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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