On the ACS: The Tea Party does not speak for all Republicans

This is a compilation of articles/blogs by mostly business interests who are against the House action that defunds the ACS explicitly and the Economic Census implicitly. On many other fronts, these authors and their readers probably lean Republican. The sentiment can best be summarized with this quote:

Funding US statistical agencies is not about being a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. It is not about liking Obama or Romney. It is about having the statistical base which is vital to the interests of the entire United States population and all of their business interests. [David, Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors]

Top Economists are Fuming after House Passes Census Budget Cut
Rob Wile | Business Insider
May 21, 2012

Congressional Threat to Every Investor, Business Owner and Citizen – Part 2
David Kotok | Cumberland Advisors
May 21, 2012

This note also includes the full text of the US Chamber of Commerce Letter in support of the Census Bureau.

Comment: We need more and better data, not less
Bill McBride | Calculated Risk
May 20, 2012

Congressional Threat to Every Investor, Business Owner and Citizen – Part 1
David Kotok | Cumberland Advisors
May 19, 2012

Shocking Drive-by on the Census Bureau
Diane Swonk | Mesirow Financial
May 18, 2012

The GOP’s Census Takers
Editorial | The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2012

This article is behind the WSJ paywall. If you go to Google and type in the title above, you’ll get a direct link to the article. Otherwise, we have extensive excerpts from the article here.

Killing the American Community Survey Blinds Business
Matthew Phillips | Bloomberg Business Week
May 10, 2012

The War on Data Collection
Menzie Chinn | Econbrowser
May 7, 2012

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