RNC continues deceptive mailers because Obama hasn’t picked up his pen yet…
As usual, the Republicans and the Democrats have both made serious errors. 1. The Republicans think they are above the law and continue to send out deceptive mailers. 2. President Obama has not picked up his pen to sign a recently changed bi-partisan supported bill into law. Come on Barack, pick up the pen already! Thanks to Ryan Knutson of Pro Publica for continuing to keep this matter alive, even though it should have been forgotten by now:
The latest legislation  intended to stop deceptive “census” mailers  passed both chambers of Congress  earlier this month, but President Barack Obama still hasn’t signed it into law, and the Republican National Committee is still sending out mailers that the legislation is meant to stop.
Our inboxes continue to receive a deluge of e-mails from people across the country who are still getting fundraisers from the RNC  labeled “Census Document,” a tactic that we’ve been following since February . In an attempt to stop the practice, Congress passed a bill in March  requiring that any mailer with the word “census” on the envelope must also include a clearly labeled return address to prevent confusion about whether it’s really from the 2010 Census.
But the RNC got around  that requirement by moving the word “census” to a document inside the envelope — yet it was still visible from the outside through the envelope’s clear plastic window.
That move irritated even Republicans. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., proposed legislation  to close the loophole. “I would say to people who raise money, whether it’s the Republican National Committee or the Democratic National Committee or [anybody else], don’t use the Census,” he said at the time. “Because it’s wrong.”
The bill passed the House in April, and it breezed through  the Senate unanimously on May 5. But without Obama’s signature, it’s still not the law — thus the RNC mailers continue.