Yep, American Community Survey has been around awhile. It's like government provided market research - our tax dollars at work.
I got the long form for the census last time, but refused to answer most of the questions when the census taker was on the porch. No one followed up. The Community Survey is well outside the constitutional call for a census. It's just plain government nosiness and profiteering (selling demographic data on the open market).
posted on 03/17/2006 9:35:20 PM PST
by Kay Ludlow
(Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
To: Kay Ludlow
I got the long form in 2000, too. I didn't return it. Someone came to the house and I told them the questions were too intrusive and they should leave my property. They sent another person out, who threatened me with a fine. I got wiser and told them I lost the form and if they would just leave another on the doorstep, I would send it in. I never did and they never contacted me again. By the way, they told me they already had the names of those living in our home, supplied without my knowledge by the local postmaster (extremely rural area).
To: Kay Ludlow
I got this American Community Survey last year. I put it directly into the garbage. The government has no business knowing the answers to the questions in that survey.
A few months later I get a phone call from the "Census Bureau" (probably a contracted company) asking why I did not fill out the form. I told them the Constitution only requires a census every 10 years and only for the purposes of counting heads. They proceeded to get nasty telling me it was the against the law NOT to fill out the survey and threatened a monetary fine. I told them to "roll the dice" to see how far they get before I lawyer up. I never heard from the jackas%es again.
It sounded to me as if a contracted company was doing the calling. Maybe they get paid for the amount of surveys they retrieve and thus the threats. Anyway, I want the rest of you to be prepared for the call if you receive the survey.
posted on 03/18/2006 2:20:17 AM PST
by F. dAnconia
(We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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