February 23, 2010
Not wanting to be forgotten during his bid for reelection, Congressman Patrick McHenry used your tax dollars to mail out another glossy flyer last week. What burning issue was he pushing this time by spending your hard-earned tax dollars? The 2010 Census.
McHenry’s flyer urged voters to ensure they filled out their census form in order to get their “fair share.” Fair share of what? Government spending? Government debt? If you look up the definition of communism you will find it described as: An economic system based on “you put in your fair share; you get your fair share”. If you look up the definition of socialism you will find it described as: An economic system based on “you get a share regardless of your contribution”. Is McHenry beginning to lean left?
According to the 2010 census website, the Census was created by “the founders of our fledgling nation […] to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count every person living in the newly created United States of America, and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress”- not to get your “fair share” of out-of-control government spending.