The Constitution directs the federal government to undertake a census of the population of the United States every 10 years and does so for a very specific purpose: to determine the number of representatives in the House that each state shall have seated. To deliberately skew that census count is to over- or under-represent citizens from a given state. An investigation has revealed that 2 managers of a Census Bureau in New York have literally made up responses for 10,000 households in their assigned area in order to meet deadlines they were going to blow past.
Two Census Bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned.
Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires, regional director Tony Farthing said.
The managers – turned in by whistleblower employees – were caught last week. Now, at least 10,000 surveys need to be done or redone, officials said.
That’s at least 10,000 households misreported. People might be counted as residents of New York when they are no longer living there – or living at all – or the count might be under-reported because they only counted, say, 1 person living at an address when a family of 5 lives there now. These 2 clowns have taken it upon themselves to skew the representation of the State of New York in Congress because they were unable to get the job done in the time allotted. If that’s not a felony, it should be. Either way, these 2 should be barred from ever working for the federal government for as long they live.