Your Government at Work

Because the Census Departments hand- held devices did not function properly, the Department was forced to go with the old school fill out the paper with a # 2 pencil device. This change caused a slight increase in the Census Costs.  Robert Groves said poor planning had resulted in added costs in the address canvassing operation estimate of $356 million.

Groves said the agency had made some faulty assumptions in how quickly it could get work done. The agency was now re-evaluating budget estimates for the entire census operation, which is projected to cost roughly $15 billion.

“Those budget overruns are intolerable,” he told a House oversight subcommittee. Those #2 pencils must have been from rare rain forest trees.. The thoughts of a federal health care bill should make our head explode…

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