Posted by: Jeff | March 29, 2010

Quote of the Day

From The Houston Chronicle, the overlooked logic of filling out your Census form and sending it back:

Any conservative revolt would only reduce the representation in conservative areas of the state, such as rural Texas and the outer rings of suburbs surrounding its largest cities.

Not to mention the fact that it is against the law to ignore the Census.  Tea Partiers are damaging their future political prospects and their personal liberty through their ill-advised protest.  What’s more, they’re hurting their communities:

What’s more, an under-count in Texas could cost the state more than just representation.

For every Texan missed, the state will lose an estimated $12,000 over the next decade in federal funding for transportation, agriculture, health, education, and housing, said Frances Deviney, director of Texas Kids Count, a nonpartisan group in Austin.

But don’t worry Tea Partiers, you’ll show that federal government!

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