It’s incredible …When we see orthodox jewish gathering to teach how to properly use internet , pakistany authorities banning internet because of its supposed blasphemy, or like in this case an entire class of american political representatives looking for a stop of census analysis you wonder how is it stll possible in 2012 to have such crap around.
The American Community Survey may be the most important government function you’ve never heard of, and it’s in trouble.
This survey of American households has been around in some form since 1850, either as a longer version of or a richer supplement to the basic decennial census. It tells Americans how poor we are, how rich we are, who is suffering, who is thriving, where people work, what kind of training people need to get jobs, what languages people speak, who uses food stamps, who has access to health care, and so on.
It is, more or less, the country’s primary check for determining how well the government is doing — and in fact what the government will be doing. The survey’s findings help determine how over $400 billion in government funds is distributed each year.
But last week, the Republican-led House voted to eliminate the survey altogether, on the…
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