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Your Answers are Confidental
U.S. Department of Commerce | March 17, 2010 | olepap

Posted on 03/17/2010 6:25:16 AM PDT by olepap

An insert in my Census questionnaire is quite explicit that the information collected by the Census cannot be used by law enforcement or tax collection agencies. It cannot be used in court. This means the threat of a fine is invalid.

Heres the boilerplate:

Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers confidential (Title 13, USSC). The answers you give on the census form cannot be obtained by law enforcement of tax collection agencies. Your answers connot be used in court. They cannot be obtained with a FOIA request.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: census; government; privacy

1 posted on 03/17/2010 6:25:16 AM PDT by olepap
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To: olepap
The answers you give on the census form cannot be obtained by law enforcement of tax collection agencies.

Yeah, I believe EVERYTHING that's associated with THIS administration.

2 posted on 03/17/2010 6:27:10 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: olepap

You don’t have to answer anything on that form, with possible the exception of “how many people live here”.


3 posted on 03/17/2010 6:30:10 AM PDT by svcw (Jesus comforts the uncomfortable and makes uncomfortable the comfortable.)
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To: olepap

Everything asked on the Census questionnaire can be found by looking in the phone book and on the Internet..The government can save lots of money by putting their employees to work instead of spending lots of dollars sending out the forms..


4 posted on 03/17/2010 6:31:58 AM PDT by PLD
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To: olepap

Trust me I wouldn’t lie tp you .

..................right !


5 posted on 03/17/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: svcw
I don't have to answer anything at all.

I live in MA. We're losing population as it is and I'm hoping that my state loses representation in the House. The people at my house won't be counted in the census.

They can't take me to court.

6 posted on 03/17/2010 6:32:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: svcw

If you don’t answer, they send someone to your door to follow-up with even more questions.

Better to fill it out creatively.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT by catman67
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To: PLD

I filled mine out yesterday and I thought the same thing. I look over online orders for the company I work for, and try to sniff out fraud. With free online databases, I can take someone’s address, or phone number, and tell you all sorts of things about them. I saw nothing on the form I filled out that couldn’t be obtained online.

Try running a name through zabasearch.com, or whitepages.com, or doing a reverse search. And for those who own their own homes, property appraiser databases are public property. Anybody can get your name from your address, and find out how much your taxes are, for that matter. Our local database gives the layout for each home, how much was paid, etc. All free for the searching.


8 posted on 03/17/2010 6:38:20 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: catman67

It is an intimidation tactic. All you have to do is answer the number of people in the house. If they do come to your door, tell them you answered the question and shut the door.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 6:42:00 AM PDT by svcw (Jesus comforts the uncomfortable and makes uncomfortable the comfortable.)
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To: olepap

It’s not the outside agencies I’m worried about.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 6:44:53 AM PDT by rvoitier (Progressives are in the GOP, too.)
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To: olepap
9 replies and no snarky comments on the misspelled title?
 
 
Let me correct that.
 
 
 


11 posted on 03/17/2010 6:44:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: olepap
I answerd the first question: how many people live here.

they get nothing else without a warrant.

12 posted on 03/17/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT by wny
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To: olepap

The point is it looks like you are protected from prosecution by the statement enclosed in the census. So if you decline to answer questions, or answer incorrectly, your answers cannot be used against you.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 6:47:04 AM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: olepap
My guess is this falls right in there with the “ As long as the grass grows and the water flows” crap they fed the American Indians. Yeah, or until they find something they need there.

As for me, I have already sent my census from in. I gave them my name and birth date along with my wife's. Since we are the only ones living here, that is all they get.
Sad thing to say but I no longer trust my government.

14 posted on 03/17/2010 6:48:46 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: wny
Me too. I answered # 1-number of people living in my house. #2 got DECLINED with a line drawn from that question through to the end.
15 posted on 03/17/2010 6:49:31 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: olepap

Nonsense....In World War Two census data was used to identify Japanese AMERICANS and herd them into concentration camps. Confidential my @$$.


16 posted on 03/17/2010 6:51:55 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: olepap
Our government can never again be trusted... like a wh0re wife or husband... once an adulterer always an adulterer. I answered only those few questions approved by the Constitution. I will be cordial to any Census worker they send to my house... but I will demand that they leave after I refuse to answer any other questions. If you must trust, "Trust but Verify".

LLS

17 posted on 03/17/2010 6:52:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: dawn53

> I filled mine out yesterday ...
The first question on the form asks how many people resided at the address on April 1, 2010.
If you fill out and send in the form now, the bastards in the administration are liable to get you for perjury, because you can’t answer for something in the future.


18 posted on 03/17/2010 6:53:50 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (If you're not patriotic, you're nothing !)
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To: svcw

Mine came yesterday......

Pitch?
Fill out with Jane and John Joe?
Put in real info?

what should I do?


19 posted on 03/17/2010 6:56:28 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: olepap

Question #1 I will answer. Question #9 I will check “Other” and write in “American”. Questions #2-8 & #10 will be written across the question in heavy black marker as NA.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 6:57:44 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: olepap

02 living in the house,sealed and mailed today.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 6:58:40 AM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: rcrngroup

I did the same thing. For race, I put “HUMAN”.

I then referred them to Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution.

I do not trust this government at all. You never know when an IRS audit may rear its ugly head or worse.


22 posted on 03/17/2010 7:01:20 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: svcw

Isn’t is distasteful, bordering on revolting, how DC denizens are obsessed with only our differences? Race, income, housing, etc.

It’s not a scientific, anthropological interest. It’s simply a precursor to and a mechanism for divide-and-conquer.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 7:03:02 AM PDT by relictele
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To: olepap; All

I’m going to keep saying it until you guys get it right and quit asking. It’s very simple. If you live in:

Free states - fill out the number who live there. No additional info for the race-baiting, government preference pushing crowd to use.

Urban failures - trash the thing. They’re losing population but making up for it with illegal aliens and vote fraud. The sooner they lose reps the better.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 7:08:21 AM PDT by BobbyT
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To: dawn53

You are right I had forgotten about zabasearch,a person can find out lots about someone by searching like that..


25 posted on 03/17/2010 7:11:35 AM PDT by PLD
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To: BuffaloJack

And the message from the Director, U.S. Census Bureau says: “Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today”.

I’ll mail it after April Fools’ Day.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 7:13:40 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: shove_it

For the race question, I marked the box by “White”, and marked out white and wrote in pinkish/tan. I checked the American Indian block and did not put in my tribe, which is Cherokee. I checked the “other” block, and wrote in Human.


27 posted on 03/17/2010 7:23:20 AM PDT by cotton
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To: olepap

Uh, yeah...CONFIDENTIAL. Well CONFIDENTIALLY, I don’t believe one damned thing I’m told by the federal government. I put 2 as the number of residents in my home and mailed my form back to the census people. (Also wrote in AMERICAN under the race section.) Gee, the Commerce dept was right...it WAS an easy form to fill out!


28 posted on 03/17/2010 8:19:57 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: olepap

If I fill out the form today, I would be unable to answer the first question on enumeration and residence. Guess I can just send it back blank. He He hehe hehehe!

The question asks how many people were living at this address on April 1, 2010. Past tense on a future supposition.

Only The Annointed One can predict the future.


29 posted on 03/17/2010 8:31:00 AM PDT by Jaspar Palmer
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To: olepap

I’ve modified the form 3 times now...first with almost everything except a phone #, then removed whether I owned a house or not, and now just giving them the count of people in my house....thanks Freepers for reminding me that the govt doesn’t need to know all this info....


30 posted on 03/17/2010 8:41:41 AM PDT by AutumnFire
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To: olepap

We haven’t got our piece of crap yet. I’ve heard that even after you fill the damned thing out they have someone call you speaking in either ebonics or with a Mexican accent to ‘follow up’ on your responses.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 8:42:49 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: olepap

It can, apparently, be used by the government if they want to ship you off to internment camps.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 10:42:52 AM PDT by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: olepap

Or does it mean that simple assertion of failure to answer is actionable?


33 posted on 03/17/2010 10:44:26 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: olepap
The answers WILL be released. By law (somewhere within Title 44), the Census data WILL be revealed to the public in 72 years. While that is a long time, it does eliminate the argument "will be kept confidential" by the fact that your answers WILL be released. This, of course, violates the 4th Amendment, esp. as the release has already been established and the delay is subject to simple legislative alteration from "72" to "now".

(I'm reminded of the joke ending "...we've established what you are, now we're just negotiating price.")

34 posted on 03/17/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: wny

Since we have a Ghetto Administration, shouldn’t it be “how many peoples stays here?”


35 posted on 03/17/2010 11:32:28 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: svcw; All

It asks for my name and phone number in case they have questions. How many here have just put ___ people live here?


36 posted on 03/17/2010 2:51:57 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: olepap

I am tempted to check NATIVE AMERICAN for race how do you like that?


37 posted on 03/17/2010 2:53:25 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: olepap

I am tempted to check NATIVE AMERICAN for race how do you like that?


38 posted on 03/17/2010 2:53:25 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: omega4179

Sent mine back today. Only answered how many people live here. That’s it. You do not have to answer anything else.


39 posted on 03/17/2010 2:56:01 PM PDT by svcw (Jesus comforts the uncomfortable and makes uncomfortable the comfortable.)
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To: olepap
The government has our best interest in mind.


40 posted on 03/17/2010 2:57:58 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: olepap

What does this mean

“respondents are not required to respond to any information collection unless it displays a valid approval number from the office of management and budget” on the back page.


41 posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:44 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: ncfool

I will answer #1 and mail it back.


42 posted on 03/17/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: omega4179

Filled mine out today. No biggie.

“Yes, I know I don’t look 47. Thanks!”
“For the last time, I’m positive I’m not Hispanic”
“I would love to live somewhere else, and might be able to if you’d stop taxing the living shit out of me”


43 posted on 03/17/2010 7:54:12 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: omega4179

I only answered how many people.


44 posted on 03/17/2010 7:54:36 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Raebie

They are REALLY interested in who is Hispanic. Damn dividing politicians.


45 posted on 03/17/2010 8:22:48 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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They are REALLY interested in who is Hispanic. Damn dividing politicians.

No. They just want to know where to efficiently deploy their Acorn task forces ...

46 posted on 03/17/2010 8:24:56 PM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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