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The U.S. Census process is a joke Feds want an undercount

I was in a good mood today, then I started thinking about the D.C. politicians, and my day went all to hell. It’s hot down here. Funny, but I see a lot of friends. “No, I don’t have any water.” That’s another thing: religion. From our youth, we’re reminded to never discuss two things – politics and religion – unless we want to start a fight with someone. Yet, that’s what drives a lot of our discourse. Politics and religion. For example, to suggest that a loving God would send a human to suffer eternal torment in a burning lake of fire, simply for not believing a certain doctrine, no matter how good a life they have lived, makes no sense to a lot of people. See how easy it is to start a fight? By the way, the New Testament scripture, written by Paul, that says that “the wages of sin is death” can’t be found in the Old Testament. All that’s required of the Jews in the OT is to repent, tell God you’re sorry, and move on, trying to do better. Where Paul got his “wages-of-sin” verse, who knows. Aside from religion, why is it that few, if any, of our elected officials can get anything done? McAllen, for example, can’t get the several hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars it’s spent caring for the asylum-seekers, even though U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and U.S. Senator John Cornyn have assured city officials that it will happen. Whether they mean by the time the 2030 U.S. Census rolls around, who knows. The major corker underway is our run-up to the 2020 U.S. Census. Every year, Hidalgo County is undercounted, and the feds just shrug their shoulders. Either too stupid to fix the problem, or in my opinion, they want an undercount, so they can spend more money on the things produced – munitions, for example – by people who will ante up campaign money when election times rolls around. If Hidalgo County received a true and accurate population count, more money would come our way, and what would the politicians do? They might even have to cut down on foreign aid and spend more of it at home. This year, people can fill out their census card online or call an operator. Waiting time will only take 90 minutes. Joking. Make it 60. If it looks like the count is not going well, the ...

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