Census results disappointing at the least

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 7, 2000

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The reports are in and they are not good.

Friday, April 07, 2000

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The reports are in and they are not good. Americans are lazy, apathetic and can’t be counted on to put in 25 minutes to see that their communities get the funding to which they are entitled.

What brings on that sentiment? Census 2000, of course. Not even one in every two Americans could be bothered thus far to turn off "Whose Line is it Anyway" long enough to fill out a booklet, which, when you looked through it and realized most of it didn’t need to be filled out unless your family consisted of 12 people, wasn’t all that long.

What does this mean for American communities? It means that King Herod had a better idea of the number of folks roaming around his country, and what their needs were, than the U.S. Government does today. And those folks had to get on a mule and go back where they were born - Americans could have sat in their boxers in front of Saturday morning cartoons in order to answer this census.

And the bottom line? Communities which won’t get funding for needed projects.

Way to go, America.