Skip to comments.U.S. Census!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 03/01/2010 12:24:33 PM PST by briarbey b
Government census taker was just here, they are hand delivering their envelopes to be filled out and mailed in. I filled how many in this household with a black majic marker and across the rest of their B.S. I wrote....SEE MY US CONSTITUION...in big black majic marker. It will be in the mail tomorrow.
If I am feeling generous, I might do that. Otherwise I’ll trash it.
I suppose you can expect a follow-up visit. lol
Yeah, that will work...........????
You may have brought a heap of trouble upon yourself.....
Hand delivery huh? I thought the first round of short forms were going out via US Mail.
they delivered it?
that is amazing and wasteful but odumbo doesn’t care.
Just cite Article 1 Section 2 of our constitution which only says “ enumerate” so no questions beyond the number of people at the dwelling need to be answered.
The ONLY penalty is up to $100.00 fine
I don’t think even odumbo is going to waste thousands to collect $100.00
I know what you mean and I understand your concern.
But, on the other hand, being a genealogy researcher, I have to tell you about the joy I felt when I found my ancestors enumerated on 1900, 1910, 1920 census, and I appreciated every little detail.
And so, I will probably complete the short-form of the census and send it in — hoping that it may be of interest to someone down the road.
It takes about 80 years before the census records are SUPPOSED to be made public.
Hopefully, the only information which will be gleaned from the current census is a count of citizens, so as to insure representation.
Flame away, that’s my take on the census.
They usually hand count apartment complexes and other high turn rental areas. The addresses they have on file usually don’t match the people in them as a rule.
I hope they do stop by my house - I may have to let them visit with my 80 pound shepherd.... :-)
Count on it.
I was hounded for weeks (visits/calls) by the census taker last time around. She finally said I could be arrested if I didn't comply.
.....”this is the census swat team. We have the building surrounded. Put down the magic marker; and come out with your hands up”
You're hoping they don't have a spell checker, huh?
They pestered me after the last census. I was very clear with the census worker that all I had to do was tell her how many people lived in the household and she had no business asking me the rest of it. She finally gave up and left.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 CB10-CN.21
Contact: Public Information Office
About 56,000 census workers today began hand delivering 2010 Census questionnaires to roughly 12 million addresses across the nation, mostly in rural areas where people do not receive mail at the same location as their residence. Most of nation's 120 million households, about 90 percent of the U.S. population, should look for their 10-question forms to arrive by mail mid-March.
While the majority of areas covered by this operation are rural, the Census Bureau also is delivering forms to Gulf Coast areas affected by Hurricane Katrina to ensure everyone is included in the once-a-decade count. Census takers will deliver 2010 Census questionnaires directly to each residence in these areas, leaving a form packaged in a plastic bag at the home's main door. Residents are encouraged to fill out and mail back their census forms using the enclosed pre-paid envelope as soon as possible.
Regardless of whether your census form gets dropped off at your front door or you receive it within a few weeks in your mailbox, it's important that you fill it out and mail it back as soon as possible, said Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves. With only 10 questions, the 2010 Census should only take about 10 minutes to complete.
In 2000, about 72 percent of the population mailed back their census forms halting a three-decade decline in the national mail participation rate. Mailing back the forms save taxpayers money, as it reduces the number of census takers that must go door-to-door to follow up with households that failed to do so. The Census Bureau saves about $85 million in operational costs for every percentage point increase in the national mail response rate.
It costs us just 42 cents in a postage paid envelope when households mail back their 2010 Census forms, Groves said. The Census Bureau will spend about $25 per person if we have to go out and knock on the doors of households that don't mail them back.
The Census Bureau is urging everyone to take 10 minutes to fill out their census forms and mail them back. Starting March 22, visitors to the 2010 Census Web site will be able to track how well their communities are participating in the census on a daily basis. Communities will even be able to embed a Web-based tool on their own Web sites that automatically updates the daily rates. An interactive Google-based map is now online that allows visitors to find out how well their communities did in the 2000 Census. The Census Bureau is challenging all communities to improve their 2000 mail participation rates in 2010.
All census responses are confidential. Answers are protected by law and cannot be shared with anyone. The Census Bureau takes extreme measures to protect the identity of individuals and businesses. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents' individually identifiable answers with anyone, including tribal housing authorities, other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.
ABOUT THE 2010 CENSUS
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.
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Some questions were somewhat (alot) redundant.
How many live in this household?
Is there anbody else that lives in this household?
How old are you on April 1, 2010?
What is your birth date?
Those were probably the most intrusive questions I had.
Answer: You've got my address, sweetheart.
Hahahah!! I thought about siccing my Border on them if they come around!
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