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Old 06-25-2009, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), thinks the Post Office, not ACORN or Community Organizations International (ACORN's new name) should count you in the Census. He's proposing legislation to do that. He says the Post Office already has the workforce as they have 760,000 employees and the Census says it will need 750,000. He says for one day (Census Day) they would not deliver the mail to do this.

Congress plans to spend $11 billion dollars for the count (with the temporary workers). Chaffetz says that we already have people going door to door in the Post Office and people trust them so why spend that kind of money. Just call a mail holiday and let people who already work for the government do the census.

What do you think?

Utah Rep. Chaffetz suggests mail carriers conduct Census - Salt Lake Tribune
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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First, ACORN is still ACORN. They haven't changed their name. Your source is unreliable.

Second, it's the Census Bureau that does the Census, not ACORN. So your false choice is highly misleading. Which I think was your purpose.

Third, it's a dumb idea. It takes much more than a day to do the census. They've got a lot of people working right now. And the temps they hire to do the actual count in 2010 will work for months.

This is a silly bill. Perhaps the goal was to save money - I don't know. But the scummy people who are using it as a hammer to bash ACORN (or secondarily to stir anti-government attitudes - like Bachmann's recent "I'll just tell them how many people, no more!" idiocy) are really the lowest of the low.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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ACORN shouldn't be allowed to handle any census, voter registrations, no thug activities at CEO's houses to push loans for unqualified,etc. They SHOULD be not allowed to do anything at all. They are lucky they are not all in jail.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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ACORN shouldn't be allowed to handle any census, voter registrations, no thug activities at CEO's houses to push loans for unqualified,etc. They SHOULD be not allowed to do anything at all. They are lucky they are not all in jail.
Good little soldier.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Good little soldier.
You sure are, ACORN should give you a raise.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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Post office.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Post office.
Too logical.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), thinks the Post Office, not ACORN or Community Organizations International (ACORN's new name) should count you in the Census. He's proposing legislation to do that. He says the Post Office already has the workforce as they have 760,000 employees and the Census says it will need 750,000. He says for one day (Census Day) they would not deliver the mail to do this.

Congress plans to spend $11 billion dollars for the count (with the temporary workers). Chaffetz says that we already have people going door to door in the Post Office and people trust them so why spend that kind of money. Just call a mail holiday and let people who already work for the government do the census.

What do you think?

Utah Rep. Chaffetz suggests mail carriers conduct Census - Salt Lake Tribune


ACORN wasnt going to conduct the census anyway.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Too logical.
Too stupid.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Too stupid.
How so?
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