Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.
In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times “America’s Morning News,” Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become “very intricate, very personal” and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau’s door-to-door information collection efforts.
“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.”
Outspoken? Really? By whom? Heh. I did something similar the last census go round, where I felt the questions were intrusive and mostly none of the government's business.
If you fail to answer all the questions, expect to receive a number of phone calls and perhaps a visit from a census taker. Feel free not to answer the questions just because they ask more than once. Please contact me or this blog if this advise lands you in any hot water. I'm sure there are lots of folks across the country who will be committing minor acts of civil disobedience in regards to next year's census.
Hat tip Say Anything