Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why The White House Should Not Control The Census

A power grab we should not allow. There is no good reason why the White House (Democrat or Republican controlled) should be in charge of the census. To much opportunity for meddling. Imagine the outcry if Bush had tried this....

"There's only one reason to have that high level of White House involvement," a career professional at the Census Bureau tells me. "And it's called politics, not science."

Anything that threatens the integrity of the Census has profound implications. Not only is it the basis for congressional redistricting, it provides the raw data by which government spending is allocated on everything from roads to schools.


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