So Der Fuhrer has been working to transfer control and reporting of the U.S. Census to the White House on the grounds of improving "efficiency." When I first heard that, I thought it reeked vaguely of a power grab. Now it just downright smells like a landfill. So who is responsible for collecting the data in the census? The government hires temporary workers to scour the countryside, diligently recording the vital information that will help determine congressional districts, representatives, and electoral votes. The astute reader would understandably raise the question, "Aren't our Dear Leader and his administration too busy miring our economy in a depression, revoking our individual rights, and destroying our Constitution to find qualified, intelligent individuals to take the census?" Never fear, ACORN is here!
That's right, folks! ACORN is going to help recruit workers to take the 2010 census!
Wow. Does anyone else find this positively terrifying? Does anyone remember the voter fraud questions during Obama's presidential campaign? ANYONE!?!? ACORN has been implicated in voter-fraud schemes in 15 states!!!
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States -- currently believed to be more than 306 million people.
A U.S. Census "sell sheet," an advertisement used to recruit national partners, says partnerships with groups like ACORN "play an important role in making the 2010 Census successful," including by "help[ing] recruit census workers."
But maybe I'm just being irrational. After all, an ACORN representative has stated that "fears that the organization will unfairly influence the census are unfounded. It will be the Census Bureau that determines the role and scope of its 300 national partners. ACORN is committed to a fair and accurate count." Well, if ACORN says it is committed to fairness, that's good enough for me.
This is gerrymandering on steroids. *sigh* Does anyone have some duct tape? My head's about to explode.