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Something to think about for all you who are running around being all paranoid and stupid about the census

March 30, 2010

Republicans will lose many seats in Congress due to right-wing paranoia about the census and refusal to fill out census forms, gloats the liberal web site Daily Kos.

The number of Congressional districts a state gets is based on how many of its citizens return completed census forms. Because voters in conservative states are completing and returning census forms at lower rates than voters in liberal states, conservative states will lose many seats in the House of Representatives that they would otherwise gain due to increases in their population.

Republican-leaning “Red States” will also lose out on billions of dollars in federal funds, which are apportioned based largely on population.

(source)

Think about that when you are complaining about you’re your liberal / progressive / socialist / communist overlords.

(Spell much Jenn? :-))

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2010 8:31 pm

    Ehh, I don’t know of anybody who isn’t filling the thing out. There are portions of it that are not legally required to be filled out, and it does ask for more information than it has in the past. It’s also gotten mighty specific. Doesn’t mean people aren’t turning them in, but that also doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong with it.

  2. jenn1964 permalink*
    March 30, 2010 9:03 pm

    This is the third time I have participated in a census, the only real difference that I see is they have expanded the list of races.

    I would have to look up the law but I believe that you are required to fill it out fully.

  3. xbradtc permalink
    March 30, 2010 9:39 pm

    The law says you have to fill it out. And the Constitution is pretty clear that the government must conduct a census, and gives it power as to how to do so.

    • jenn1964 permalink*
      March 30, 2010 9:57 pm

      That’s pretty much what I thought

  4. March 31, 2010 5:42 am

    The whole business of obstructing the census helps the Left because if it is delayed or inaccurate, the blue State hemorrhage of Representatives will be slowed.

    • xbradtc permalink
      March 31, 2010 11:07 am

      Still, if you DON’T fill out the form, they just send a Census worker to your door until they get the info they need.

      DKos is nuts if they think people putting “American” as their race is going to significantly effect the upcoming reapportionment.

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