Hijacking the U. S. Census

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    The following appears in various sources, including USA Today.

    Liberals Hijacking U.S. Census
    by Nathan Tabor
    Thursday, June 11, 2009


    For many, many years the function of counting the number of US citizens and residents living in the US and its territories was non-political and free from manipulation by any political party.


    However, according to critics of the President Barak Obama
    Administration, the Democrat Party is taking advantage of its capture of the White House and both houses of Congress to take a "more active role" in the US Census process including oversight of the information gathering by Obama appointees.


    "The fight to protect the accuracy and independence of the 2010 census has just begun," said Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, the top Republican on a House subcommittee overseeing the census.


    "President Obama has made clear that he intends to employ the political manipulation of census data for partisan gain," said the conservative congressman.


    On Thursday, the Obama White House announced the selection of Robert Groves to head the Department of Commerce, the federal agency responsible for fulfilling the Constitutional duty of taking a census.


    Groves once served in the Census Bureau as associate director of statistical design during the George H.W. Bush Administration.


    According to his bio, he spent decades "researching ways to improve survey response rates."


    Should the US Senate confirm him, Groves will take over the Commerce Department just months before the decennial count begins. As a result, there has been a great deal of infighting between the mostly-Republican conservatives and the mostly-Democrat liberals since the US Census is used as a basis for allocating billions of dollars to states and cities while apportioning seats in the US House of Representatives.


    "While the results of the US Census have always been politically motivated, its process historically was meant to be free from partisan politics," said political strategist Mike Baker.


    "The Democrat Party and their allies in the news media have always been in favor of certain groups wielding more power, including illegal aliens who are expected to vote for liberal-left Democrats," Baker warned.

    continued....

    Nathan Tabor : Liberals Hijacking U.S. Census - Townhall.com



    So, where's the evidence?

    Below is the full transcript of the interview with the acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau Thomas L. Mesenbourg:


    CNSNews.com: “Do you want to maximize the counting of illegal immigrants in the 2010 Census?”

    Mesenbourg: “Our job is to count everyone that resides in the U.S. Count them once. So, certainly that’s our goal to count every individual, every resident whether they’re documented, undocumented, whether they are citizens or non-citizens.”

    CNSNews.com: “Why do you think the commerce secretary and you as well came to this event?”

    Mesenbourg: “Well, getting a full and accurate count is job number one for us. The secretary recognizes that and we recognize that the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce alone can’t carry out a successful census. We need to partner with organizations that are viewed as trusted voices in their local community and certainly this coalition’s going to go a far way in terms of accomplishing that goal.”

    CNSNews.com: “They had mentioned during the actual event, local communities and their role in counting. How does that relate to the illegal immigrant counting in the census?”

    Mesenbourg: “Well, the local communities are going to have a strong partnership program in each of the local communities and we’re going to focus on the hard to count geographic areas. That typically has been areas with high numbers of undocumented workers, but it’s much more diverse than that. So, what we’ll do is we’ll have Census Bureau folks out in those neighborhoods recruiting community organizations, faith-based organizations, and local media to get that message out that it’s safe, it’s easy and it’s important to file your 2010 census form.”

    CNSNews.com: “I imagine it must be difficult counting them if they think it’s not safe.”

    Mesenbourg: “Yeah, and it’s more than just the Census Bureau telling them that it’s safe. We need somebody that they view as a trusted voice–somebody from that community, whether perhaps the local pastor or somebody in a community organization that can assure them that it’s safe. One way to improve the safety is you get a census form, fill it out, return it by mail, and no one will come knocking on your door after that.”

    Census Bureau to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010 « The Truth Tracker
     
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    Wouldn't you think.. If our government can COUNT illegal aliens, then they ought to be able to find them to DEPORT them?
     
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    While through politics the gerrymandering of census data has always been an issue, until Ronald Reagan the census data itself was very good. This is one place that those 'across the board cuts' had a real, long-lasting impact. Ever since, it's been 'gigo'.
     
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    You must not have heard. Neither the Dems nor the Repubs are the least bit interested in deporting them. That's why they keep tellin' you "we can't round 'em all up". Looks like they're making every effort to do just that though, doesn't it? 'Cause a vote is a powerful thing. Oh wait.... Only citizens have the right to vote, right? It isn't their VOICE they want.... It's just their lines drawn in the sand....
     

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