Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Michelle Bachmann addresses the most important issue of our times:

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) have introduced legislation that would curtail the extent of information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in a yearly survey.

The bill comes after Bachmann came under fire, even by some Republicans, for vowing not to fill out the legally-mandated Census in 2010 over concerns about the nature of some of the information collected by the survey.

The legislation would make responding to the yearly "American Community Survey" voluntary, and dramatically scale down the extent of its questions posed annually to Americans.

The bill would reduce the response to the survey to four questions: Name, contact information, date of response, and number of people living or staying at the same address....

But, um, remember this, from late last month?

... On Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday, Bachmann ... claimed that [the American Community Survey] doesn't ask "are you an American citizen":

BACHMANN: Twenty-eight pages. Sean, you know the one question they don't ask? They don’t ask, "are you an American citizen?" They don't ask if you’re here on a visa or when it expires. We have no real idea how many illegal aliens are in our country. But wouldn't you think, here they are asking every personal question about our lives, they could at least ask if we’re an American citizen? They don’t bother to ask for that....

Bachmann urged listeners to look at the ACS form on her Web site. (In fact, it does ask about your citizenship status.)

But wait -- now she writes her preferred version of the ACS and it asks for name, contact information, date of response, and number of people at the same address -- but it doesn't ask whether you're a citizen?

Dammit, the pods got her too! Bachmann is now part of the Vast Internationalist Anti-Sovereignty Conspiracy!!!

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