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People who count the people have their say
NY Post ^
| June 10, 2010
| John Crudele
Posted on 06/11/2010 3:37:33 AM PDT by Scanian
WASHINGTON is in the midst of spending $11 billion to fulfill the Constitutional obligation to count Americans, a wonderfully quaint process I imagine worked better when this was a young country and people stayed on farms scattered about the countryside.
Today, the census is a mess.
People are harder to find, of course, because they are often at an office somewhere. And when they are located, they don't necessarily want to cooperate.
Census workers get paid well, and are compensated for training and travel time to and from their homes. So these jobs are sought after, especially in this hard knocks economy.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: census; corruption; employment; fakenumbers; governmentwaste; obama; obamasstach; whistleblowers; youpaidforthis
posted on 06/11/2010 3:37:33 AM PDT
they don't necessarily want to cooperate
DUH! Maybe lack of trust with Government.Maybe pissed off at intrusions of personal information.
posted on 06/11/2010 3:40:46 AM PDT
(Obama lied pelicans died)
money down a rat hole..why pay so much?
posted on 06/11/2010 3:59:25 AM PDT
called as many as 6 times...even when they cooperate!!!!
posted on 06/11/2010 4:03:01 AM PDT
Today, the census is a mess.
Seeing how the US Census of 2010 costs about 15 BILLION FREAKING DOLLARS;
THREE TIMES THE 2000 Census...(at least according to Glenn Beck)...
talk about a FREAKIN’ Waste of YOUR MONEY.
posted on 06/11/2010 4:31:06 AM PDT
Wait until you see how they count the votes in November. In fact, make sure they ARE watched closely.
posted on 06/11/2010 4:49:08 AM PDT
(Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
thats funny. the only info i put on the thing was the number of people who live here...haven’t heard a thing since then...
posted on 06/11/2010 4:51:44 AM PDT
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Census people are “paid well”? That’s a joke.
11.25 an hour isn’t exactly the big cheese.
The travel time and mileage to and from home is only for the field staff, who don’t know how many hours they are going to get from day to day. The office folks don’t get that, but they get steady work.
Compensation for training time is standard. What employer DOESN’T pay for the initial orientation to the job? That is all the training time they get, and that has already been cut as short as possible.
The Census is a mess, true enough, but this article appears to be another hit piece trying to blame the temporary workers for problems that were caused by the career “leaders” at the Census Bureau. The temps are expendable, which is made clear to them. That the are the scapegoats is not.
posted on 06/11/2010 10:57:09 AM PDT
by Mr Inviso
(ACORN=Arrogant Condescending Obama Ruining Nation)
Maybe it would be cheaper to pay people to complete the forms.
posted on 06/11/2010 10:58:55 AM PDT
(The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
Here's my experience
Census worker stopped by my small rental during work time when not at home and left his form. His form had a long distance phone number to contact.
I called and left message.
No return of my phone call.
He came by again during work time and left note/message again with long distance phone number.
Since he couldn't have a local number and couldn't return my phone call and comes by during working hours - then perhaps he doesn't deserve further consideration.
Seems like a real waste of money.
A different census worker was trying to contact the property owner next door. Since the owner doesn't live there, he doesn’t come often and does so at different times. Not a good chance of catching him in person. This census worker already has an excellent full time job with the State.
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