When my roommate and I got our census packet in the mail a few weeks ago, we immediately burst into laughter.
Now, let’s make something clear; the Census is very important and I think everyone should do it. Census data influences the allocation of much needed financial resources to your city or town, the number of seats your state gets in Congress, the number of electors each state receives in presidential elections, and the monitoring of compliance with civil rights laws and the delineating of where disparities exist. It seriously affects a lot of shit, and you’d only be hurting yourself by not doing it.
Yeah, we saw our census packet and thought of Rep. Michele Bachmann, actually. And that’s why we started laughing.