I just heard a commercial for a reason to fill out your Census Form. In the commercial. they talk about only having only 3 buses, but what happens if there are more people wanting to ride the buses, the buses would be crowded. I (and my lovely wife), of course, feel that a better measure would be to count the people actually using the bus!
Various organizations are telling us to fill it out the form because the US government divvies out $400,000,000,000 to the various states depending on the number of people in the states. Why do people think that money "from Washington" is free money? First the Feds tax us then they take their percentage then give a portion back to us. This is not free money, it is an overtax that they give some back.
I saw a cartoon where a woman is telling her husband to fill out the Census form because they could lose a US Representative if they don't and he says "Win-win!"
I don't like that the form requires our phone number and name. They also ask for your race, it is my opinion that very few really known their actual race; since intermarriage has occurred. Their are very few pure breeds anywhere.
Another thing that I don't like is that the date it is supposed to be for is 1Apr10, which is not here yet. They also sent a letter about a week before the Form arrived telling us that the Census Form was coming; another great use for the money the Federal Government takes from us!
I did fill it out and we will mail it tomorrow.
“The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I just want to know how people with multiple personalities fill out their census papers”
census (n) an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals
ORIGIN early 17th cent. (denoting a poll tax): from Latin, applied to the registration of citizens and property in ancient Rome, usually for taxation, from censere ‘assess.’ The current sense dates from the mid 18th cent.