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Please Fill Out Your Census Form—Some Of You Are Just Crazy

Predictions are that a lower percentage of Americans will fill out Census forms in 2010 than did so in 2000.

From USA Today—“Turbulent political and economic times roiling the nation are expected to diminish initial participation by households in next year’s Census despite a $326 million marketing blitz that far outspends previous Census campaigns….Mounting mistrust of government, rising identity theft and record numbers of foreclosures could discourage people from mailing back Census forms next year, according to the Census Bureau… A Census analysis shows that about 64% of households are likely to mail in their forms without additional prodding from Census workers — down from 67% in 2000. That could mean 4 million more doors to knock on.”

(I’m sorry, but I can’t include the link due to ongoing blog and browser troubles. The story appeared in the October 20 USA Today and was written by Haya El Nassar.)

As for people in hard economic times, please realize that the Census helps areas that are worst hit by the bad economy to get federal aid. It will only help yourself and your family to fill out and return the Census form.

As for you right-wingers, please obey the law and complete the Census. If the government wanted to track you down,they could do so in any case. You folks are so often all about law and order and respect for authority and all that stuff, until it is you that has to follow the law and do what is expected of you.

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October 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Well, well, well; a bleeding-heart liberal! I do agree that if the gov’t wanted to track me down they could, and would. However, I don’t intend to draw them a map to my location.
    I think you misunderstand us “Right-Wingers,” i.e., following the law and all that blabber. We’re not about law and order and respect for authority, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. We’re about thinking for ourselves and realizing that there is no law and order! Respect for authority? Oh, you mean the authority that is exercised by abuse of power, maleficence of office, public corruption, prejudice, and bias. Sorry, I misunderstood your comment for a second.
    I also think that you actually believe economically hard-hit areas will benefit from the results of the Census, by receiving Federal aid. P-A-H L-E-E-Z-E!

    Looking4trth

    Comment by looking4trth | February 26, 2010

  2. If you don’t wish to follow our laws, then why not make a point of it as an act of civil disobedience and go to jail for your beliefs? Or go and ask your fellow citizens to refuse federal money for roads and whatever else?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 26, 2010


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