O'Keefe scores again
The blogger who pulled the rug out from under ACORN, James O'Keefe, is at it again.
After purchasing another camera (since a judge in Louisiana took his last one over that case involving Senator Landreu), he set out to get a job with the US Census...then found out how casual they are with our taxdollars.
On April 27, 2010, I got a job with the United States Census Bureau in New Jersey. With a hidden camera, I caught four Census supervisors encouraging enumerators to falsify information on their time sheets. Over the course of two days of training, I was paid for four hours of work I never did. I was told to take a 70 minute lunch break, was given an hour of travel time to drive 10 minutes, and was told to leave work at 3:30pm. I resigned prior to doing any data collection but confronted Census supervisors who assured me, “no one is going to be auditing that that level,” and “nobody is going to be questioning it except for you.” Another Census supervisor only said he’d adjust my pay after I gave him a letter recanting my hours. ...
In other words, nobody here is going to care if you defraud the government...hey, that's what we're ALL here for!
In case you didn’t notice the barrage of taxpayer funded radio, TV, newspaper and internet ads, it’s census time again.
Yes, census time, that time that comes once every ten years when the government spends hundreds of millions of dollars telling us how important it is that we return that all important, overly nosey questionnaire.
In fact, it’s so important that the government sent me a letter telling me it was going to send me the census form a full week before it actually sent the form. Then it sent a post card a few days after the form arrived reminding me that it had sent the form – which makes one wonder whether this was actually some sort of stimulus plan for the Postal Service.
Like almost everything our Founding Fathers created, the census was unique. Up until their time in world history, national head counts had been used almost exclusively for purposes of taxation or conscription for military service. They turned it into a tool to reallocate congressional districts and ensure that all Americans had equal representation in the House of Representatives. read more »