Republican groups are raising money under the guise of the U.S. Census Bureau, leaving the government's people-counters worried that a flurry of misleading letters could make some Americans less likely to respond to the real thing.
After the Republican National Committee raised money with such mailings, congressional Republicans are now conducting a fundraising "census" of their own.
House Minority Leader John Boehner writes in a new mailing that people were specially chosen to receive "the enclosed CENSUS DOCUMENT containing your 2010 Census of America's Republican Leadership."
Like other solicitations in recent months, Boehner's seeks to capitalize on the name of the Census Bureau, which mails official forms to the nation in mid-March.
The Census Bureau is worried the flurry of misleading letters could deter participation, and Democrats are pushing legislation to stop it.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:15 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Wow, I guessing the Democrats are wishing they came up with the idea first. Nancy is probably kicking herself.....
Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
I would have to know exactly what is in the envelope. It doesn't bother me. They usually only send things to people who have given to the party already, so they are likely registered Republicans. Heritage foundation always sends me surveys to fill out and then they ask for money on the last page. It doesn't mean that they are particularly interested in what my answers are (although I would think that Heritage would be more interested than most groups), they just want money. I am sure that Democrats and their organizations do the exact same thing. There is no trademark on the word census. I think this administration and the Democrats should grow a thicker skin. If they aren't breaking the law, it should just be dropped.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:42 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
I think this administration and the Democrats should grow a thicker skin.
What does this have to do with the census takers?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by thundernlight at 2:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 2:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
I would have to know exactly what is in the envelope
There are 4 sections:
National Security/Foreign Policy issues
Answer by thundernlight at 2:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Three House Democrats this week introduced legislation to require mailings marked "census" to clearly state the name and address of the sender, along with an unambiguous disclaimer that the survey is not affiliated with the federal government.
So, Democrats are assuming Americans are stupid and cannot read all of the information (including the PAID FOR BY THE RNC line in the footer)... Yet another attempt for Democrats to step in and nanny, dictate, and gain control because they assume the American people cannot read and take care of themselves.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by thundernlight at 2:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Next question overall
could this be depression or is it just normal life?