Letter: Government can figure and omission’s sometimes glaring, he saysTO THE EDITOR: When I worked in a marketing position, we were taught the raw data tells a story.
By: Scott Thomson, Maiden Rock, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: When I worked in a marketing position, we were taught the raw data tells a story.
By dissecting, then highlighting segments while omitting others, we learned to compose a compelling story to motivate buyers. The old saying is “The figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.” The census demonstrates the government can figure and sometimes the sin of omission is glaring.
The folks taking the census did a thorough job. They marked all house locations by GPS so they would miss nobody. If there were anything missing, if a form wasn’t returned or a form not completely filled out, they sent workers to that residence to physically gather the information.
The media release reported we grew to 309 million people or +9.7 percent and the growth is in areas benefitting the Republicans in the redistricting. The reports made me think of the movie where actor Leslie Nielson was standing in front of a fiery explosion, announcing to a crowd, “There is nothing to see here…move along.”
I find it interesting our nation’s birth rate is near replacement, yet we still grew. This would indicate growth is occurring by immigration. I find it interesting the areas in which that growth is occurring is in the south and west. This might indicate these states are easily accessed by immigrants. I find it interesting our nation’s growth percentage equaled the percentage of our nation’s unemployed. This would indicate the growth class is finding jobs. I find it interesting the unemployment rate for young folks is 25.4 percent, but is only 13 percent for Hispanics.
Hillary recently went to Mexico to provide 84 million “Trusted Travelers” cards to make entry into the U.S. easier. They cross easier as we expand the naked scanner program. Who thinks government is fair?