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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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So a census worker stopped by my place today but I was not home. I'm sure he will be back, so what exactly do I HAVE to answer to avoid a stupid fine? I'm under the impression that the only thing I have to tell them is how many people live at my residence, Is this True?
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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we moved to our new place and never got the census app and then got the letter they had stopped by.

im sure theyre comming back.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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Don't tell them about your collection of tin foil hats.
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Don't tell them about your collection of tin foil hats.
Or about all the damn dirty hippie's I have trapped in my basement.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #5
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Or about all the damn dirty hippie's I have trapped in my basement.
I knew You sounded like some gay redneck hippie rapist.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #6
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They asked for My Name, My Wife's Name, How many people lived in the house and what we did as a job. I think. Took like 10 min. It was the ladies first time filling it out.
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seriously, everything they ask for is info that is easy enough to get anyway...I dont see the big deal
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What is the big deal about the census?

The government knows what you make (income taxes).

They know where you live (driver's license/state ID).

The census determines where tax money is distributed based on population in regions and what not. Wouldn't you want more of your tax money in your area?
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What is the big deal about the census?

The government knows what you make (income taxes).

They know where you live (driver's license/state ID).

The census determines where tax money is distributed based on population in regions and what not. Wouldn't you want more of your tax money in your area?
This and political representation are the most important reasons in my opinion.
Besides, if you refuse to give any information the census workers will just go to your neighbor's to find out what they know about you.
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So a census worker stopped by my place today but I was not home. I'm sure he will be back, so what exactly do I HAVE to answer to avoid a stupid fine? I'm under the impression that the only thing I have to tell them is how many people live at my residence, Is this True?
Don't tell them anything....
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Old May 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #12
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I knew You sounded like some gay redneck hippie rapist.
No, I have to stop them from starting a hippie music festival...
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I have not received a form in the mail and nobody has been knocking on my door either.
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I have not received a form in the mail and nobody has been knocking on my door either.
I did not recieve the form either. So I'm not really sure what's on it. I don't mind answering how many people live with me and my name and such, but much more than that and they can GTFO. I'm not into random people coming to my door and asking questions.
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A bit paranoid are we?

The man might come and get ya!
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The census determines where tax money is distributed based on population in regions and what not. Wouldn't you want more of your tax money in your area?
Bullshit.

Show me one piece of legislation that calls for distribution of tax dollars based on population. It's hashed out by politicians.

I also hate the BS brainwashing commercials that imply that filling out a census form will improve local schools. Again, wrong. Schools use their own student counts to determine STATE funding. Federal money doesn't support local schools directly.

It's all about Congressional districts and representation - that's why it's in the Constitution.
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Bullshit.

Show me one piece of legislation that calls for distribution of tax dollars based on population. It's hashed out by politicians.

I also hate the BS brainwashing commercials that imply that filling out a census form will improve local schools. Again, wrong. Schools use their own student counts to determine STATE funding. Federal money doesn't support local schools directly.

It's all about Congressional districts and representation - that's why it's in the Constitution.
Then what is it used for?

You don't think census data would paint a better picture to the politicians of where to help?

I realize most politicians suck ass, but doesn't mean every single one wants to bend us over.
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Then what is it used for?

Putting a bunch of people to work counting us so you can claim the government created a bunch of jobs, thus keeping the unemployment rate below 10%

It is supposed to be used to determine how many representatives each state gets in congress, and also how the districts are drawn up. Look up jerry mandering.
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Is it really that hard to answer a few questions? You guys act like they are taking tissue samples against your will.
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