WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Michele Bachmann has vowed not to complete the 2010 census, according to The Washington Times.
After an interview with the conservative lightning rod, the paper reported that “…Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.”
“I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home,” Bachmann told the Times. “We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”
But Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, told the Times that Bachmann was “misreading” the law. According to Lowe, the law specifies that anyone over the 18 years old who refuses to answer “any of the questions” on the census can be fined up to $5,000.