Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
The census determines where tax money is distributed based on population in regions and what not. Wouldn't you want more of your tax money in your area?
Show me one piece of legislation that calls for distribution of tax dollars based on population. It's hashed out by politicians.
I also hate the BS brainwashing commercials that imply that filling out a census form will improve local schools. Again, wrong. Schools use their own student counts to determine STATE funding. Federal money doesn't support local schools directly.
It's all about Congressional districts and representation - that's why it's in the Constitution.