There are so many targets and so few arrows. Except now I'm beginning to feel like someone is shooting back at us!
Census 2010. Obama took it from the Commerce Dept. and pretty much gave it to Emmanuel. "So what" you say.
Remember this: The Census is how your representation in Congress is determined. Does your state get two representatives in the house or does your state get 10? Do you really want the White House deciding that? State legislature, same thing. Pump up the count and the ethnic makeup of an area, suddenly a conservative district can become liberal.
Also: The Census is the basis for distribution of Federal aid to states. The regular annual aid not any crap in the porkulus bill. Again I ask, do you want the White House deciding that?
District of Columbia may be given "state" status by Congress. That means they will get two Senators. And we know, they would only elect a Democratic!!! Talk about stacking the deck in their favor.
How is the Census conducted? When it was in the Commerce Department, they had to publish the rules so any objections could be addressed. Actual headcounts in households was the norm, with some averaging. Emmanuel wants to "estimate" all of it! Oh and the White House does not have to publish its rules before hand! Make ya wanna say hmmmm yet?
So don't dismiss this Census manuever. It's the perfect way for the Democrats to punish conservative states. As Obama keeps reminding us: We Won.
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