Obama is planning to have the leader of the 2010 census report to the White House instead of the Department of Commerce as the Constitution specifies.
After he announced Judd Gregg as his pick for DOC head, liberals screamed "a Republican will control the census!"
Now they're going to take an unprecedented power grab in moving control to his political cronies. Why is this important? The numbers in the census decide which states get congressional seats and where money is spent/allocated. The democrats have been fighting for years to census count using sampling instead of counting actual live people (no opportunity for fraud there!)
I'm sure they've gotten the people who registered Mickey Mouse to vote in November all lined up!
Will the same people crying about hypothetical abuses of power for the last 8 years be all over this?!
Answer by akinbottom2 at 11:01 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Yea, I saw this on the news. Don't expect some of his supporters to see a problem with it. I seriously do not think some of them understand enough about politics/government. (note: the emphasis on some).. It's kinda sad
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:06 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
"With all of its political implications, hijacking the Census from the Commerce Dept. and letting it be run out of Rahm's office is like putting PETA in charge of issuing hunting permits," a Senior Republican Senate Aide fumed to the Sleuth. (The aide said he needed to remain anonymous for fear of "being redistricted -- Chicago style.")
House Minority Leader John Boehner "The United States Census should remain independent of politics; it should not be directed by political operatives working out of the White House."
Obama is turning the US into Chicago Style Politics indeed.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
ANON 8:02 AM
If this is no big deal, because everything is already a done deal, for the 2010 census, then why was there 1 BILLION dollars in ADDITIONAL funding for the census in the stimulus package?
Could it be that Obama wants to CHANGE what was already arranged?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:51 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by prettylob1 at 8:56 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:06 AM on Feb. 7, 2009
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