Skip to comments.The Census has grown beyond it's bounds.
Posted on 03/17/2006 9:13:20 PM PST by Jeremydmccann
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Next your going to tell me FDR is dead.
your = you're
Well, he wasn't when Census became part of the Commerce Department. ;)
I had a great conversation with a census worker in 1990.
She came to my house and couldn't understand why I wouldn't want to tell the government about myself. She assured me that all the information would remain private. That's when I informed her that while I loved Reagan as President, he had census data given to various law enforcement agencies.
She responded with promises of the great things the government would do with the information. I offered the truism that excepting law enforcement and defense, government was incapable of doing anything well. She said, "Well, the government of Person County just did a great thing. They just established higher standards for rental housing."
"That's horrible!" I replied. " I know some of the people who own that rental housing. They'll burn it down before they put another dime into it. People will be thrown out into the streets from houses they've been in all their lives. Or landlords will have to raise rents above what those folks can afford. How can you be so heartless?" She had no response to that.
I revived this old thread because somebody at the office mentioned getting one of those. His theory is that it must be an identity-theft scam, because the government already knows all this stuff.
Might be a useful rumor to spread.... ;-)
I don't think it's random. I have never seen a short form of the Census. I get the long form each time. I got a Long Form in 2000.
I get summoned for Jury Duty every year on the same date. I'm not supposed to have to serve more than once every 3 years, yet I get a summons EVERY SINGLE YEAR. My next door neighbor gets hers in that same week.
I just received one of these Surveys in the mail. Today, the Census woman came to my door. I don't answer to strangers, so I didn't open the door. She proceeded to BANG ON MY DOOR YELLING at the top of her lungs who she was. This started a fight between my dogs.
By now, my husband decides to get involved. He made her stand outside in the sleeting rain. He told her he cannot answer the survey because of his profession. She didn't know what to do with him. She proceeded to tell him that he didn't have to answer any of the questions, just to fill something out and send it back in so he could be marked off her list. She said they have a new marketing program starting this week and she's not allowed to work on it until all of her Census people respond.
I'm sure what he does with it is a much better use than actually filling out the form and sending it in.
I'm still not answering them. I will set five hundred dollars aside, just in case...
If these census takers show up at your house, where in the constitution does it state that you MUST open your door to them? If they stake out your house like undercover cops would, and approach you when you leave your house, do you not have the right to assume that they might be out to rob you and ergo, do you not have the right to produce a weapon for your self-defense on your property?
I think if more Americans used this tactic, these census takers would would be very hard to come by during hiring and recruiting. The federal government knows that it is being more and more intrusive. It just doesn’t give a damn. We pay their salary and quite well, I might add. It’s about time we show them who is boss (hint, it’s not them).
I’ve heard from several sources that virtually no one has ever been penalized for not answering the entire form. An earlier poster was right - the publicity firestorm it would start would backfire on big government big time. I almost hope they will do it.
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