April 3, 2009, - 4:21 pm
Awesome: Obama Hires “Adjusting Numbers Up” Dude as New Census Chief; UPDATE: Census Collectors Already “Massaging” Info Collection
By Debbie Schlussel
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When I was an undergrad at The University of Michigan, one of my favorite professors was a guy named Gregory Markus. He was very liberal, but unlike the rest of the academics at Michigan, he judged me on how I thought, not what I thought. And that’s why I got “A”s in both the classes I took from him. He was the kind of liberal professor you want and don’t get much of in America’s universities. Greg Markus was also the chief of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) and did a lot of interesting political surveys there.
Now, however, the guy who’s been heading ISR is a far-left ideologue who is the exact opposite of Professor Markus. Robert Groves isn’t interested in hard numbers, but in “adjustments” and other figments of the imagination.
And unfortunately, he’s Barack Obama’s new Census Bureau director. When he was at the Census previously, from 1990 to 1992, Groves recommended that the 1990 Census be “adjusted up” to make up for an alleged undercount of five million people who are allegedly minorities and the poor a/k/a Obama voters. Thankfully, then-Commerce Secretary and Republican, Robert Mosbacher, overruled him and called this attempt “political tampering.”
The liberal sanitized euphemism for this tampering is “statistical sampling,” which the Supreme Court held to be illegal, but provided that some “adjusting” could be made. And that’s where the giant chasm for trouble lies. Huge “adjustments” will be made to keep liberal Democrats in power forever.
Sadly for us, the tamperer is now the Tamperer-in-Chief of the Census, with a Commerce Secretary who is on board with Obama goals of doing exactly this kind of exaggeration in Census data collection.
Kiss America as we know it good-bye.
**** UPDATE: Reader David provides yet another example of how the Census is more like nonsense
We are getting our census here in Alaska already.
We have quite a few rental properties that we own. I have found it interesting that our phones are ringing off the hook for information about our tenants!!!??
Census people are calling our cells and home numbers and asking for the census information on each one of our rentals. Our response is “that is private information we can’t give out (landlord/tenant laws), but you can do your job and go conduct a census at the residence.” Instead, our phones still ring, messages are left over and over, and they won‚Äôt go to the residence to perform their job.
If this is what is taking place in Alaska, I wonder what is taking place or will take place in bigger cities. And depending on the politics of the landlord, the information could be slanted.
I have verified that the census people are also calling property managers for the information too.
The era of Obamatatorship is being cemented.