Some dimwit -- Republican, naturally -- thinks having the Census Bureau create smart, data-based snapshots of what's going on with us somehow threatens our liberty. And the ACS costs money; guess he thinks that is theft from the one percent. And above all, it is "random." Yup, it is a properly designed survey; Mr. Dumb Congressman doesn't get to decide who is interviewed; neither do our super secret security spooks -- the ACS surveys a "random" sample of us. The concept is beyond some people.
Last week the Republican House of Representatives voted to yank funding from the ACS. These people apparently want to trash the country and they are so stupid they don't even know they are doing it.
Here's how one development outfit uses ACS data.