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  • New whistleblower claims fraud at Census (Obama admin took-over Census and Treasury)

    11/11/2014 3:48:44 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/10/14 | JOHN CRUDELE
    CRUDELE: I began investigating when I was told Census data collectors were inventing interviews....and of possible financial mis-doings on contracts, expenses, maybe even pension funds. Four of the six Census regions apparently falsified economic data. Philadelphia, NY, Atlanta, LA, Chicago and Denver Census Offices have million dollar tax-paid budgets w/ little oversight. A couple weeks ago, the whistleblower — Ivan Irizarry, lead scientist at Census’ Demographic Statistical Methods Division — came to me out of frustration. The UofM contract was never put up for competitive bid....and was the most costly and most interesting: Robert Groves, who was picked by President...
  • Census workers manipulated economic data: new whistleblower

    10/22/2014 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/22/14 | John Crudel
    The city known as America’s story factory is making up Census data. In the latest allegation of The Post’s exclusive probe into fishy goings-on at the Census Bureau, a new whistleblower says workers in the Los Angeles region have been manipulating economic data. Contact information for the veteran Census worker — who reached out to me by e-mail recently and whom I interviewed by phone — has been turned over to congressional investigators who are looking into data falsification in other parts of the country. “Everybody knows falsification is going on,” the whistleblower told me, adding the malfeasance in the
  • Denver Census staffer brings data falsification to light

    10/07/2014 9:14:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    NYP ^ | October 6, 2014 | John Crudele
    A field supervisor in the Census Bureau’s Denver region has informed her organization’s higher-ups, the head of the Commerce Department and congressional investigators that she believes economic data collected by her office is being falsified. And this whistleblower — who asked that I not identify her — said her bosses in Denver ignored her warnings even after she provided details of wrongdoing by three different survey takers. The three continued to collect data even after she reported them. ... Census is broken up into six regions. Cheating has already been proven in the Philadelphia region. And with this whistleblower’s letter,...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by tje · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • Help needed: Age distribution of Black Population in Wisconsin

    09/07/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am working on an article where I need age distribution of Black males in Wisconsin. I need the number of Black males in Wisconsin 15-35 years old in 2010. 2010 is a census year, so you would think it would be easy to find, but I have not found it so far. I have found a reference for the national figures in wikipedia, but not for the state figures. Any help would be appreciated. I would also like the numbers for Hispanics of the same age and sex in 2010 in Wisconsin. I have estimates based on percent of...
  • Census Taker Visit: My Blood is Boiling

    09/03/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 192 replies
    Self | 09/03/4 | ROCKLOBSTER
    It was just about dark, I was at the kitchen table when the dog barked, headlights were coming up my driveway. I went outside to see who it was...he was a stranger. He announced that he was from the Census Bureau and wondered if this was a good time for a 40 minute interview. He proceeded to tell me all about the Census, how it established demographical statistics and how I was required by law to answer the questions. I told him two people live here and we are American Citizens, and that I would tell him nothing more. He...
  • IRS Sharing Personal Income Tax Information with the Census Bureau

    07/18/2014 4:21:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Kenneth H. Ryesky
    There are many compelling reasons to engage in genealogical and family history research, whether for personal curiosity or for establishing one's legal status and rights.  One useful resource in such research is the United States Census.  The decennial enumerations of each household are embargoed for 72 years, and their release to the public is invariably greeted with avid popularity. Interesting census information from the past has included place of birth, occupation, naturalization status and date for immigrants, and native language.  But now, the census is about to get a little more interesting. In order to design more efficient procedures for...
  • American Community Survey

    06/22/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by johniegrad · 48 replies
    Self | 22 June 2014 | Johniegrad
    I have received the American Community Survey and several post cards encouraging me to complete it. Having not received this before, I Googled it and found that it isn't sent out to the full populace like the Census is. It also appears to be a longer form of the Census selectively distributed in years other than Census years.There are a lot of questions that I don't feel much like answering and I stopped when asked about the market value of my home, my insurance costs, and some others. Apparently, if I don't return the survey, I am subject to a...
  • Yet Another Crazy Conservative Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct

    05/06/2014 10:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving the Census Bureau from control of the commerce secretary over to the White House ahead of the decennial 2010 census. Conservatives sounded alarm bells. “It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) of then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “Requiring the Census director to report directly to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a...
  • Third world America: Phony statistics and widespread fraud at the Census Bureau

    04/22/2014 7:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it, America is hurtling toward third world status, and the signs are all around us, from the growth of a violent underclass to the rise of an oligarchy to a government that lies without shame and re-doubles on those lies when challenged.  One of the other symptoms is the emergence of phony government statistics. John Crudele of the New York Post has broken story after story oin fraud in the Census Bureau’s statistics, which are used for many political and economic purposes, affecting the lives of all Americans. Based on sources throughout the Bureau, he is now charging widespread...
  • Hiding ObamaCare Data with the Complicity of the Census Bureau

    04/18/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/18/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    In 2009, within the first few weeks of taking office President Obama, moved control of the Census Bureau from the office of the Commerce Secretary to the White House ahead of the 2010 Census. Republicans were irate, thinking it was an effort to politicize the 2010 headcount itself. Unfortunately, Republicans were thinking small. As the New York Times reveals, the Census Bureau “is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.”Not difficult. Virtually impossible: “The changes are...
  • 86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

    04/16/2014 8:55:39 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 42 replies
    CNSNews.Com via Drudge ^ | April 16, 2014 - 5:04 AM | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media has not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species. It is...
  • Census Survey changes to omit healthcare questions

    04/16/2014 5:49:14 AM PDT · by raygunfan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-16-14 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
  • Cooking the ObamaCare Stats

    04/15/2014 6:55:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 April 2014
    Suddenly, the Census Bureau changes how it counts insurance. ___ Out of the blue, the Census Bureau has changed how it counts health insurance—at the precise moment when ObamaCare is roiling the insurance markets. Since 1987, the Current Population Survey, or CPS, has collected information on the health-insurance coverage status of Americans. The annual reports are widely cited because their large sample sizes improve accuracy, the data are gathered constantly, and they tease out state-by-state details. But this year the Census revamped the CPS household insurance questions, muddying comparisons between the pre- and post-ObamaCare numbers. The results of the new...
  • Report: Census overhaul will obscure ObamaCare first-year effects

    04/15/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2014 | Elsie Viebeck
    Changes to this year's census will make it difficult to assess how many people gained health insurance as a result of ObamaCare's first year of open enrollment, according to a report. The reported overhaul of census questions on health insurance arrives as politicians, journalists and researchers await official data on how many people gained and lost coverage in the last year. The changes are reportedly intended to improve the survey's accuracy. They will likely mark a "break in trend" for census health insurance data, making it hard to compared the 2014 report to past reports. The revisions and their potential...
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • Post-racial America?

    03/21/2014 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel at the Center for American Progress discussed “The Meaning of Race in a 21st-Century America,” billed as an “in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.” Julie Dowling, associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke, in great detail, of how the U.S. Census questions have evolved over time. Historically, Dowling pointed out that Hispanics did not want to be label themselves as Latinos for fear of discrimination and actually called themselves “white” on early Census Bureau reports to avoid being labeled as such. Mexicans in the U.S....
  • 2013 Census Estimate - Florida Trails New York By Just 100,000 Residents

    03/13/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | 13 March 2014
    New York: 19.6 million. Florida: 19.5 million. New York: 57.6% non-Hispanic white. Florida: 57.0% non-Hispanic white.
  • Legal Question About Census...

    01/09/2014 11:13:43 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 41 replies
    My Head | Today | Me
    I have a question for the Legal Eagles out there... The Census people are pi$$ing me off. First, I got a post card telling me a questionnaire is coming, then another post card. After that, a VERY thick envelope with a very long and intrusive list of questions about things from who lives here, how long, incomes, professions. Then there are questions like renting/owning, do I have a toilet, a refrigerator and the like. I wrote on the form there are two people of the human race living here and dropped it in the mail. Then I got a post...
  • Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

    01/16/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year. The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2012 to July 2013 was 0.72 percent, lower than in the two preceding years and the lowest since the Great Depression 1930s. This reflects continuing low, below-replacement-rate birth rates and lower immigration than in 1982-2007. Net immigration from Mexico evidently continues to be zero. The nation's economy may be growing again, but Americans -- and potential Americans -- are not acting like it. There's a parallel here...
  • Six Ways the U.S. is Changing

    01/02/2014 9:04:49 PM PST · by ckilmer · 15 replies
    http://nation.time.com ^ | Jan. 02, 2014 | Josh Sanburn
    The population of the United States is growing, but barely. According to data released this week by the Census Bureau, the number of Americans grew by less than 1% – the lowest growth rate since the 1930s. What does that mean for the country? And what else can we learn about the nation’s changing demographics? Here are six takeaways from the Census’s latest numbers.
  • Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte -who died in 1821

    12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sara Malm
    French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years. (edit)
  • Report: Obama Wanted Rahm Emanuel to Run 2010 Census

    11/23/2013 3:48:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/2013
    There is an ongoing congressional investigation of improprieties and possible fraud at the US Census, as the New York Post reports a rumor that in 2009, gearing up for the 2010 national headcount, the Obama administration wanted to put the Census under the auspices of senior White House aide Rahm Emanuel.Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce department. Obama reportedly decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer. The fact that a strident Democratic strategist such as Emanuel could have been at the helm of the Census, the main purpose of which is congressional redistricting, must have put Republicans...
  • White House grabs 2010 census power

    11/20/2013 9:27:29 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 02/07/2009 | Drew Zahn
    In a move with major political implications for voting, districting and representation in future elections, the Obama administration has demanded oversight of the 2010 U.S. census. The move has Republicans crying foul, alleging that transferring the power of census-taking from the Commerce Department, which normally oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, to the White House is an attempt to manipulate redistricting of congressional seats. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/88302/#Mk8XATqsaWiG5ZEr.99
  • Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov't Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers

    10/25/2013 8:59:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-24-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau. They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines. There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers. That means there were about 1.07 people getting some...
  • Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid

    10/23/2013 6:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/23/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population. This included 82,457,000 people--or 26.9 percent of the population--who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits. Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one...
  • Have You Received an "American Community Survey"? (Census)

    09/16/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 89 replies
    9/16/13 | Self
    Another FReeper indicated that he had received the American Community Survey, which is the 28-page extended survey from the Census Bureau that asks all kinds of invasive questions about income, health, living arrangements, etc. I had also received the American Community Survey some time ago. I did not return it, and I have not heard from the Census Bureau since. In the thread, it seemed like a number of FReepers have received this survey, which got me to thinking... Is it possible that the Census Bureau is targeting folks like FReepers, collecting data for political purposes? A few years ago,...
  • I just got this GIANT 28 page form from the Government "American Community Survey" - (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 10:44:26 AM PDT · by I still care · 99 replies
    Self
    It says it is REQUIRED by law - but there is no way I am doing this. It's 28 pages of invasive, nanny state interfering that would shock our founding fathers. Most of the questions have to do with my health or my insurance. It wants info on each person, and then "What is your health insurance? Do you have disabilities? What is your job? What is your income? How much money did you make? Were you self employed? Really invasive questions - a nightmare - It's awful! Even a liberal would freak out!
  • Why is the US Census Bureau trying to ge ahold of me? (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    09/16/2013 | Responsibility2nd
    Home phone. Why we still have one; I don't know. If it rings while we're home - we ignore it and let it go to the machine. I never ever even check the ansering machine, but Mrs. R2 does. And this weekend she told me that the Census Bureau jas been calling and leaving messages. They want a call back. (Insert suspicious red flags going up here) Anyway the call back number is 1-888-817-2153 and I have a case number. And no, I haven't returned that call. And yes, I Googled it. It is the Census Bureau and there are...
  • National briefs: 1 in 5 U.S. spouses are foreign-born

    09/05/2013 9:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 6, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
    One in five married households has at least one spouse who was born outside the United States, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Immigration trends have contributed to the growing number of foreign-born Americans, and the Census Bureau found 21 percent of married households in the U.S. in 2011 had at least one foreign-born spouse. In California, Nevada, Hawaii and the District of Columbia, at least 12 percent of the married households included one American-born spouse and another foreign-born person, which the Census Bureau calls "mixed-nativity." The national average is 7.4 percent.....
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 34 replies
    Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. And here's the whole list of counties that are shaded in. Los Angeles County, CA Cook County, IL Harris County, TX Maricopa County, AZ San Diego County, CA Orange County, CA Miami-Dade County, FL Kings County, NY Dallas County, TX Queens County, NY (rest of list...
  • There aren’t enough whites to go around

    07/14/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Linking and Thinking on Education ^ | July 13, 2013 | Joanne Jacobs
    School segregation remains a reality: “74 percent of African Americans still attend majority nonwhite schools, compared to just over 76 percent in the late 1960s,” writes The Nation‘s Greg Kauffman. But there’s a demographic reality to consider, responds Matthew Yglesias in Slate. U.S. schools are running low on white kids. Non-Hispanic whites were 54 percent of the under-18 population in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 1980, according to the Census Bureau. Furthermore, among kids under the age of 5, non-Hispanic whites are a minority. [...] We can’t integrate our way to better school performance, agrees Sara Mead. That includes...
  • Did Personal Data Aid Obama Campaign?

    07/06/2013 7:59:53 PM PDT · by knak · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/6/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The IRS has been credibly accused of targeting conservatives as a way to minimize their participation in the 2014 elections. But there is a mirror image to their suppression in the last cycle; the Obama campaign's utilization of Big Data to bring liberal partisans to the polls. It was something that the press writing of admiringly both before and after the election, for example: Time: How Obama's number-crunchers helped him win Businessweek: Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Big-Data Brains Other outlets have confessed to some trepidation: Gizmodo: How the Obama Campaign Uses Your Personal Information to Get Your Money...
  • Hawaii has largest Asian, lowest white population among states

    06/14/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | June 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A state analysis of U.S. Census data released today shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population. The research division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said the data shows 56.9 percent of Hawaii's population identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more races as of July 1 last year. That's by far the highest share of any state, with California ranked second at 15.8 percent. Despite a population of just under 1.4 million, Hawaii ranks fifth in the...
  • Vanity (wish it was): In light of current Big Brother - Do you remember Rahm's WH Census grab??

    06/09/2013 5:36:08 PM PDT · by time4good · 26 replies
    Self | June 9th, 2013 | Self
    I was talking with my brother today about all that's going down and the NSA whisleblower, etc. He reminded me of Rahm Emanuel's White House power grab of gathering the Census data back in 2009. Does anyone have detailed info on this? His speculation was that that was the groundwork, with all its detailed snoopy questions, for things to come. No one has brought this up out in the blogosphere. Rush needs to talk about this tomorrow and bring it out in the open. I bet the boys in Congress would sure be curious to connect the dots. Let's roll!!
  • White kids will no longer be a majority in 2019- just a few years

    05/20/2013 3:28:50 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | By Annalyn Kurtz
    White, non-Hispanic kids will no longer make up the majority of America's youth in just five to six years, according to Census Bureau projections released Wednesday. Those projections, which include four different scenarios for population growth, estimate that today's minority ethnic groups will soon account for at least half of the under-18 population, either in 2018 or 2019. "This is going to start from the bottom of the age distribution and move its way up," said William Frey, demographer and senior fellow for the Brookings Institution. "All of these projections show we're moving to greater diversity in the United States."...
  • Single moms are making us broke

    05/05/2013 8:01:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-5-13 | joe soucheray
    It was reported the other day on an inside page of the Pioneer Press, and without nearly enough fanfare, that more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried. That is census data, from census demographers, from the very government that then becomes responsible for many, if not most, of those unmarried women and children. If that isn't an astonishing statistic, it should be. Why, to any logical person's way of thinking, it explains everything in terms of government at all levels bloating out of control. Supposing that even angels might fear to...
  • ‘Government is not spying’ (American Community Survey - 2010 census)

    05/04/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    The Garden Island ^ | May 1, 2013 | Dennis Rowley, Commander Ret. US Navy
    I cannot sit silently after reading “Census Calling on Kaua`i” (April 29, 2013). The article is counter to my personal experience and I feel compelled to share my experience with you. In the article the statements made by Mr. Gene Henry of the American Community Survey are counter to fact. This is not a letter representing one party or another. It is not an attempt to sway you to opt out of the American Community Survey. It is simply a recitation of fact. In 2010 my wife and I received a letter demanding that we participate in the ACS. The...
  • Census Report Shocker (census report details demographic details of non-marital childbearing)

    05/03/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2013 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The issue of "who's minding the kids" is now taking back seat to "who is having the kids." The just-released Census Bureau Report, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth, 2011," (SECCUM) describes for the first time the demographic details of non-marital childbearing -- and it is not a pretty picture. The report reveals dramatic increases in non-marital births and is the first Census Bureau report showing the relationship of non-marital births to geographic variations and educational attainment. It is depressing yet unsurprising that with median age of women at first marriage approaching 27 years...
  • A question on the Census...

    04/22/2013 8:31:07 AM PDT · by irishtenor · 31 replies
    4/22 | Irishtenor
    I just received a Census form (yes I know it is 2013)and I am wondering just how much information I need to give the government. I thought that the Census was required every 10 years. Why are they now asking MORE questions? They want name, age, marital status, race, type of house, when built, how many rooms, how many bedrooms, computers, what kind of internet service, utility usage, monthly rent... the list goes on. My question to all you Constitutional Scholars: How much information am I REQUIRED to give?
  • American Housing Survey

    04/20/2013 3:00:26 PM PDT · by freepertoo · 27 replies
    First time I've tried initiating a post, hope I'm doing this correctly (apologies if I am not!). I have received an American Housing Survey Worksheet in the mail from the U.S. Department of Commerce (second census I've had in two years) asking for very private information (how much I pay in utilities, total real estate costs, how much I put down to purchase my home, how much I still owe, etc.). I am really getting upset by these intrusions. Is it legally expedient for me to answer these questions? I feel that my civil liberties are being invaded. I do...
  • Monetary Migrants - New census data show that people go where the money is. (Michael Barone)

    03/25/2013 2:48:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth?Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau’s just-released estimates of metropolitan-area populations in July 2012 with the results of the census conducted in 2010.The focus here is on the 51 metro areas with populations of more than 1 million, where 55 percent of Americans live — most of them, of course, not in central cities but in suburbs and exurbs.Two growth champs stick out — Austin and Raleigh. A half-century ago, neither of them amounted to much.The counties now in metro Austin had 300,000 people in...
  • New Census Data Show People Go Where the Money Is

    03/25/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth? Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau's just-released estimates of metropolitan area populations in July 2012 with the results of the Census conducted in 2010. The focus here is on the 51 metro areas with populations of more than 1 million where 55 percent of Americans live, most of them of course not in central cities but in suburbs and exurbs. Two growth champs stick out -- Austin and Raleigh. A half-century ago, neither of them amounted to much. The counties now in metro Austin had...
  • Census Shows Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Dying Off

    03/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such...
  • Census to replace "Negro" with "black" or "African-American"

    WASHINGTON — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels "black" or "African-American". The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U.S. households, Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureau's racial statistics branch, said in an interview.
  • 2012 Economic Census (vanity: what is this crap?)

    01/08/2013 4:16:37 PM PST · by manic4organic · 51 replies
    My Mailbox ^ | 01/08/2013 | Me
    I received this in the mail the other day. The front of the envelope reads: "U.S. Census Bureau Form Enclosed. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. Please complete and return by February 12, 2013. I knew the Census is part of the Constitution but a business census? They have pages and pages of forms they want filled out. They want to know how many employees, all my financial numbers, (sales and types services and products offered). First, is this Constitutional? Second, doesn't the IRS have most of this information already?
  • [AZ] IRC seeks exemption from legal review [Redistricting Map]

    12/27/2012 5:40:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 27, 2012 | Howard Fisher
    PHOENIX -- Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to block them from being questioned about the legislative maps they drew. In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court, attorneys for the five commissioners said their actions are protected by "legislative privilege," a legal concept that generally prevents lawmakers from being questioned or sued about how they reached a decision. And they want a three-judge panel hearing the case to preclude lawyers for the challengers, from being allowed to ask them about it in pretrial depositions. But Joe Kanefield, one of the commission's attorneys, said this is...
  • ISLAM IS THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION IN ENGLAND; CHRISTIANITY ON THE DECLINE, CENSUS DATA SHOWS

    12/14/2012 12:32:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jason Howerton
    Islam is the fastest growing religion in England and Wales, according to new census data. The number of people identifying with no religion nearly doubled over the last decade while the percentage of people who call themselves Christians has dropped to 59 percent, down from 72 percent 10 years ago. The Muslim Council of Britain was pleased with the new data, saying Muslims were playing a “significant part in increasing diversity in Britain.” Of the roughly 56.07 million people counted in the census, 33.24 million described themselves as “Christian” while 2.7 million identified as Muslims, an increase from 3.0 percent...
  • Christians Drop 13 Percent in UK; Census Reveals Just 59 Percent Identify as Christian in 2011

    12/14/2012 9:14:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012
    There has been a huge 13 percent drop in the number of people in Britain identifying themselves as Christian, according to new data released from the 2011 Census. The shocking statistics reveal that the number of Christians has fallen from 37 million to 33 million since 2001. Christians now make up only 59 percent of the population, as opposed to 72 percent in 2001. Meanwhile, the number of Muslims has risen from 1.5 million to 2.7 million - or 5 percent of the population - while the number of people describing themselves as having no religion rose by 10 percent...
  • Census Bureau: 5 of 10 Wealthiest U.S. Counties Surround Washington, D.C.

    12/13/2012 8:12:42 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Five of the Top 10 wealthiest counties in the United States are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area--within commuting distance for the thousands of federal government workers, lobbyists, lawyers, defense contractors, think-tank experts and political operatives who work in and around the nation’s capital. The five counties have median household incomes that are roughly double the national median of $50,502. Loudoun County, Va., which lies to the north and west of the District of Columbia, topped the list in 2011, with a median family income of $119,525, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE),...