Skip to comments.Your Answers are Confidental
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.
Yeah, I believe EVERYTHING that's associated with THIS administration.
You don’t have to answer anything on that form, with possible the exception of “how many people live here”.
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..
Trust me I wouldn’t lie tp you .
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.
If you don’t answer, they send someone to your door to follow-up with even more questions.
Better to fill it out creatively.
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.
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.
It’s not the outside agencies I’m worried about.
they get nothing else without a warrant.
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.
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.
Nonsense....In World War Two census data was used to identify Japanese AMERICANS and herd them into concentration camps. Confidential my @$$.
> 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.
Mine came yesterday......
Fill out with Jane and John Joe?
Put in real info?
what should I do?
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.
02 living in the house,sealed and mailed today.
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.
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.
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.
You are right I had forgotten about zabasearch,a person can find out lots about someone by searching like that..
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.
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.
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!
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.
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....
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.
It can, apparently, be used by the government if they want to ship you off to internment camps.
Or does it mean that simple assertion of failure to answer is actionable?
(I'm reminded of the joke ending "...we've established what you are, now we're just negotiating price.")
Since we have a Ghetto Administration, shouldn’t it be “how many peoples stays here?”
It asks for my name and phone number in case they have questions. How many here have just put ___ people live here?
I am tempted to check NATIVE AMERICAN for race how do you like that?
I am tempted to check NATIVE AMERICAN for race how do you like that?
Sent mine back today. Only answered how many people live here. That’s it. You do not have to answer anything else.
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.
I will answer #1 and mail it back.
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”
I only answered how many people.
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 ...
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