Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Census Games.

Faking it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

And so now we're supposed to trust the Census for allocation of our Representatives?
These idiots were caught. How many weren't? And how many Census forms (and people, and stats) were faked?

B Woodman
III-per

Anonymous said...

Fired? Why aren't they in jail awaiting for falsifying federal documents and fruadulantly manipulating the election process?

These people are the scum of the earth, denying the rights of many people by their falsification of
needed head count data so representation can be divided accordingly.

Five years in a federal penetentiary ought to give them enough time to realize the gravity of their crime.

Taylor Harbin said...

Not surprising, this is the same department claiming to have created thousands of new jobs.

pdxr13 said...

The best data is "how many people live here?", but after that everyone is faking the data. The respondents are lying for cause or entertainment and the Census workers are "Meeting Quota" by filling in the blocks as quickly as possible. Totally SOP (trained and endorsed by local offices) since at least 1990.

I scored 105% on their test (which was actually difficult!) and made myself persona non grata by answering the supervisors question "Why do we do the Census?" with the correct answer, which BTW is not "to get free money from the Fed's". My reference to the US Constitution and the one valid question made me unemployable while hopefully putting a bug in the other 50 potential enumerators testing that day.

Businesses who rely on census data are making a big mistake.

Cheers.