Thursday, October 15, 2009

BREAKING from Sam Granato for United States Senate, "Senator Bennett: A Day Late and A Dollar Short"

Sen. Bennett: A Day Late and A Dollar Short
A Time to Every Purpose: Planning & Implementation

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Legislation sponsored by United States Senators Robert Bennett (R-UT) and David Vitter (R-LA) would require the Census Bureau to amend questionnaires for the 2010 census to include a question to determine legal status and citizenship.

According to Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chair of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, the Bennett-Vitter Amendment would be a “financial challenge that borders on… a nightmare.”

“Anyone who has been involved in a construction project can tell you that the budget is blown when changes, additions, and deletions are made to the plans once the actual building process is underway. This business principle is apparently lost on Senator Bennett. I had thought better of his business skills,” said Sam Granato, candidate for the U.S. Senate.

The Census is a highly coordinated process which has over 700,000 staffers and costs $14 billion. The amendment would waste hundreds of millions of dollars because the Census Bureau has already printed materials, trained workers, and coordinated the nationwide canvass. The Bureau would not have time to test whether the question would be answered truthfully or whether it might cause people to refuse to participate in the counting process leading to a less accurate census and more reliance on statistical samples for future public appropriations.

“We cannot afford to place the efforts made already on the scrap heap for the political convenience of career politicians. Senator Bennett, there is a time to every purpose. There is a time for planning and a time for implementation. The time for planning for the 2010 census is over. The time for implementation has begun. I will be happy to put your idea on the table for 2020 at the appropriate time.” Granato added, “If the Republican Congress and President Bush had addressed immigration reform in a timely and responsible manner earlier this decade, this census issue would be mute. Lack of respect for the taxpayer’s money and the inappropriate and untimely use of polarizing issues is why Utah needs fresh leadership in Washington.”


David said...

"A day late and a dollar short" - sounds like the hallmark of election year grandstanding.

George said...

Rob, did you see this in today's Trib? I am wondering who is a "dollar short'.
"A shotgun shooting event raised $88,600 for the Shurtleff Joint Fund. That total includes $25,000 from Provo-based company Success Multimedia, $20,000 from Nu Skin, and $10,000 each from EnergySolutions and USANA Health Sciences.
Bennett's Democratic opponent, Sam Granato, released his report Thursday showing he took in about $19,600 in the third quarter and has about $9,200 left to spend. Granato raised some of the money from people he knows through his popular Salt Lake City deli."

Where are the heavy hitters for Sam? He hasn't got a chance at those funding levels compared even to Shurtliff. The article said Bennett had raised $400K in the same period.

Rob said...

Both those gentlemen had networks set up. Sam's is coming together nicely and you will be pleased.

Being an alarmist won't get the job done, but your donation will. Sam has fundraisers lining up all overUtah and in other states including Washington D.C.

George, Sam needs your support. If you click on the Granato link on the main page of this blog you can save us one call, and you can help build a winning campaign.

We appreciate your support.