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Interactive Graph of Obama's 2011 Budget

The New York Times (02/01/2011) presents an interesting interactive graph about Obama's 2011 Budget. Size of the rectangles indicates the amount of spending for that category. Color show the change in spending from 2010.

You can also click to choose whether you want to show or hide mandatory spending, or see the single color graph for the 2010 Budget.

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I really don't understand why do Obama need to give almost 730 billion dollars to national security and only 50 billions to learning... This is bad!

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On the Census webpage there is an example for written authorization between the USPPI and an US Agent but not between an Agent and the FPPI or the USPPI and the FPPI. Is there another location that were an example can be found for these?

Question since this data will be used to assist in funding issues, might someone questions the results based on the fact that the data is suppose to be as of April 1st and people are mailing in their forms prior to that date. It probably won't change most people's answers but technically can you consider the data valid if it is mail before April 1. I noticed that Illinois had already received almost 50% of their responses. Maybe all census' are run this way I just don't know but if not this issue of dates could turn out to be a problem.

Having worked in both the field and at HQ I can say the ROs truly work hard at their job. I think the hardest and busiest job I ever had at the Census is when I worked in the RO.

I don't know if this applies to my case, but I would like to describe the following situation:
1. My family responded to the census mailing.
2. Nonetheless, a census worker came by the house and interviewed my wife.
3. Following that, we began receiving computer generated messages requesting a census worker interview.
4. I sent an email to both the Census Bureau as well as the Boston Regional Office on June 22 complaining about the constant computer generated voicemails. No response.
5. I have since sent two more emails with zero response.
I am extraordinarily disappointed at the obvious waste, fraud, and abuse displayed by the U.S. Census Bureau in the conduct of the 2010 Census.
Understanding the need for a census, I simply do not understand a procedure where one fills out and returns a form via USPS; and then is visited by a census worker yet assigns a case number and requests additional follow-up meetings. I consider repeated calls by a computer generated message to be a form of harassment. All this for 10 questions! This complete inefficiency explains why it costs $6 billion dollars of my tax money for this household of 4. Additionally, in my email I invited the Census Bureau to contact me again via USPS. I will gladly return a response if provided an envelope with prepaid postage. No response.
This might explain some pushback that the Census Bureau is receiving.

Any way to post 2010 stats back on the original version
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The 2010 Census Data Release schedule does not indicate when the mail return rates will be reported. It should. Our Complete Count Committee was surprised by the mail participation rates in areas in and adjacent to our military bases. We're waiting to see if the return rates differ "substantially" from the participation rates and reviewing these data with our base commanders. It may suggest a problem in confusion over where to report, a surprising number of vacant housing units, or something else. In any case, our After Action Report is eagerly awaiting this information. We know the Bureau doesn't expect much difference between these two rates, given what USPS was asked to do in 2010. We'll see.

If you lost or misplaced your form, call the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance Center at 1-866-872-6868. (If you prefer a Spanish-speaking operator, then dial 1-866-928-2010.) The lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (your local time) seven days a week from February 25, 2010 through July 31, 2010. For the hearing-impaired, TDD 1-866-783-2010 (during the times noted above).

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