The mathematical models vary quite a bit
"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."
Beck's count on census is flawed
"The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."
Claim is based on flimsy evidence
"Early census returns are showing that conservatives have been measurably less likely than liberals to return their census forms."
Not always as simple as "Check race here"
"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."
It's 10 questions, and there's no long form
"This census is also the shortest and least intrusive count in modern history."
He understates both figures, but the larger point holds
"Four percent of American citizens are black males, but they are 35 percent of murder victims."
ACORN not getting money, not collecting data
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."
Bachmann's claim wrong, and illegal
Says the Constitution only requires her to tell the census "how many people are in our home."
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