Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s Census information will remain private; at least that’s what the Rep. from Minnesota said in an interview with the Washington Times on Wednesday. Michele Bachmann, who is no stranger to arrows from the left, says that ACORN’s involvement in the 2010 census has her worried.
Bachmann, who has been in congress since 2007, says that she is worried that the information gained in the 2010 census will be abused. Michele Bachmann says that she will give nothing more than the number of people living in her household. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Bachmann says that the questions on the census have become “very intricate”, “very personal”, she also fears what role the community organizing group ACORN will play in gleaning that information. ACORN is under investigation in multiple states, as well as staffers being indicted, for their role in the 2008 elections. Bachmann said in the Times interview:
“I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home,” she said. “We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”
The Constitution of the United States does require that a census be taken every 10 years, a spokesperson for the U.S. Census bureau said that anyone over 18 years of age who doesn’t answer questions could be subject to a $5000 dollar fine. I guess we’ll see how much that $5000 dollars means to me when one of those red shirt clad thugs from ACORN shows up at my door. Michele Bachmann said about ACORN:
“They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public,” she said. “This is very concerning.”
Michele Bachmann’s Census boycott will likely be another point of contention between her and the left wing media, which has tried to hammer away at her since she’s been in congress. Acorn’s involvement in the census should be worrisome to all American’s; at least those who are intellectually honest.
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