Statements about Census

"If you shut down Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, it's estimated you'd have to add seven new lanes to I-95 to accommodate the increased traffic."

"The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."

"Early census returns are showing that conservatives have been measurably less likely than liberals to return their census forms."

"The most private question on this year’s form asks for an individual’s race, and that question has been asked by every census since the 1790 census conducted under then-President George Washington."

"This census is also the shortest and least intrusive count in modern history."

"Four percent of American citizens are black males, but they are 35 percent of murder victims."

ACORN will be a paid partner with the Census Bureau and "they will be in charge of going door-to-door and collecting data from the American public."

Says the Constitution only requires her to tell the census "how many people are in our home."

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