Some of the estimated 700,000 Census Bureau workers, who are "about to be out of work" because their temporary jobs have ended, may actually have been handed a golden opportunity to reinvent themselves.
As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, one of the committees charged with oversight of the census, I am committed to ensuring an accurate count and protecting the integrity of the Census.
Don't be fooled: many people will take advantage of Census 2010 to conduct improper interviews, canvas houses, or to strike up a friendly conversation with the cute guy living at Apartment 31B on University Avenue. (Harold, call me.)
We're your friendly District Census Takers for the 2010 Census, and it's taken us exactly one full-recession year to give up our dreams of real, meaningful employment and join ranks with the thousands of Americans in need of a part-time government temp job.