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View Poll Results: Did you mail in your census form?
Yes 53 88.33%
No 0 0%
What census? 2 3.33%
I did not receive a census form. 4 6.67%
The government already knows too much about me. 1 1.67%
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We did. I never considered just not doing it. Maybe some people just throw it away? Just curious.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My fiancee took care of it, if it was left to me, probably would have just gotten buried on my desk.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Absolutely, and I kept reminding friends to do theirs. If you want your share of the money to come back to you, you simply must fill it out
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nope trashed it.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nope trashed it.
Well, that's $400 Alaska won't get from the federal government. Hopefully it will get used wisely somewhere else.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nope trashed it.
Thanks a lot. It costs the tax payers $60-70 per attempt to try to visit the addresses of the people who didn't respond, and they are required by law to make multiple attempts to contact you.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot. It costs the tax payers $60-70 per attempt to try to visit the addresses of the people who didn't respond, and they are required by law to make multiple attempts to contact you.
But that does put money in the pockets of people who would otherwise be unemployed.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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so in essence, if people like BLK all sent in their forms, all these people chasing census forms would be out of a job living off welfare?

well done. a great favour at a personal sacrifice.

i didnt get the form....but if i was american i'd fill it out record keeping is essential as statistical information for all sorts of future government policies.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, that's $400 Alaska won't get from the federal government. Hopefully it will get used wisely somewhere else.
"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury."

thanks for killing democracy.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think it's just dumb not to eh?
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Interesting. For those who responded to the poll, we're 95% on a return rate.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I filled it out as soon as it arrived and put it back in the mailbox the same day.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I filled it out as soon as it arrived and put it back in the mailbox the same day.
Same here. Otherwise, it would've gotten buried under a pile of other paperwork and forgotten.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My household never received a form. And believe me, we pay attention to the mail - my mother works for USPS.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I did. I live alone. Took me two seconds.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I was happy to fill it out. It was really easy and it made me feel like I matter in the greater scheme of things, here in the USA.

When I see that folks say they trashed it, I'm shocked & disappointed. I thought there were smarter people here on tfp!
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Never got one. I recently moved so I assumed that was it.
Nothing came to S's address, either.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Those of you who have yet to receive one: there is a second round of Census forms being sent out now, so you may see one soon.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I responded simply that there was one person at my address, that I had achieved the age of majority, and that I claim "human" as my racial identity. I am waiting for the phone call or the knock on the door.

I saw an ad on TV that the government needs census data to plan infrastructure with roads as an example. That is the problem with government finding solutions. They should plan roads based on traffic patterns. That is far more likely to find the right answer.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I was confused as to why I got this, after spending 15 minutes answering questions over the phone. I guess it was late in 2009, I had gotten 2 questionaires that I ended up losing. I got a postcard saying someone was coming to the house to answer the questions. I ended up doing it on the phone with her. This one had questions about race, ethnicity, handicaps, etc. The 2010 census I more recently received was much simpler. Only wanted to know how many people were living here and our ages. I filled that one out right away so I would not lose it. If it helps my kids' schools, why not? It was so simple to fill out.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My wife handled it.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yes. Filled mine out and my boyfriends too. It's silly to throw it away, since we're paying for it to be administered in the first place.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yup. Me and the missus filled ours out together. It's our Constitutional duty as citizens, for one thing. And for another, if you don't participate in the process, you have no grounds to bitch about what goes wrong. We do a lot of bitching. So we better participate.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #24 (permalink)
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But that does put money in the pockets of people who would otherwise be unemployed.
I got a call yesterday from the Census people, inviting me to come in for training at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to about eight weeks of full-time employment at $13.25 per hour.

Yowza!

Of course, this will conflict with another job I've got coming up - proofreading foreign-language election materials (as many hours as I can stand for a few weeks, at $12 per hour).

Which will also conflict with some auction catalog research/writing that is coming up at the end of the month (15-25 hours at $30 per hour).



It never rains, it pours. (Although, it's been snowing here all morning. WTF?)

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HAAA!!!! I spoke too soon! The auction lots will arrive tomorrow!




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Old 04-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I got a call yesterday from the Census people, inviting me to come in for training at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to about eight weeks of full-time employment at $13.25 per hour.

Yowza!
They're paying $22 per hour here. Not full time, though.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:24 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I responded simply that there was one person at my address, that I had achieved the age of majority, and that I claim "human" as my racial identity. I am waiting for the phone call or the knock on the door.
You said you reached the age of majority, but you sure didn't act like it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Coming from a low income area comprised of mostly liberals, I put down that I had 15 adults living in my house.

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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^ sorry, but...

harvard - bound?

never mind...
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:13 PM   #30 (permalink)
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They're paying $22 per hour here. Not full time, though.
$11.50 here, but thats for a census enumerator AKA door knocker. Positions of authority pay a tad more though...........
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You said you reached the age of majority, but you sure didn't act like it.

The Constitutional reason d'etre of the census is to determine congressional representation. That is based on population of citizens only. Race should play no role. All the other questions serve to support actions of the government that by their very nature bend or violate the Tenth Amendment. I do have a very childish (literal) view of the greatest social contract and political document in the history of the human race, and I am kind of proud of that.
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The Constitutional reason d'etre of the census is to determine congressional representation. That is based on population of citizens only. Race should play no role. All the other questions serve to support actions of the government that by their very nature bend or violate the Tenth Amendment. I do have a very childish (literal) view of the greatest social contract and political document in the history of the human race, and I am kind of proud of that.
Your view is more literal than some of the framers of that social contract/political document who were the first to expand the census beyond a simple numbers count.

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But...I dont want to turn this general discussion/poll of individual member's response to the Census into a political discussion.

I would suggest this thread if you want to take that discussion further:
http://www.tfproject.org/tfp/tilted-...59-census.html
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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They're paying $22 per hour here. Not full time, though.
DAMN! Where is "here?"
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #34 (permalink)
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$11.50 here, but thats for a census enumerator AKA door knocker. Positions of authority pay a tad more though...........
The $22 per hour is for the enumerator position here, too. Although they hired so many people that the part time is really part time.
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I would suggest this thread if you want to take that discussion further:
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You are right. My intent was to respond to the poll and add a post to clarify my poll response because what I did was not really a choice. I thought the original poster was looking to find out what people had actually done; not just get a chorus of agreement.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Never got one in the mail. Stopped by the local library, picked one up and sent it in.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #37 (permalink)
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dang.. I got another one in the mail.. and instead of trashing it like i did the first one, since tfp talked me into it. I mailed mine in, but just filled in what I wanted. how many were in my home.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I didn't receive one and have, actually, never received one...

Nobody knows my address, though. I stay off the grid.
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I didn't receive one and have, actually, never received one...

Nobody knows my address, though. I stay off the grid.
How would you pull this off? That is pretty impressive.

EVERYONE finds me! wtf.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:38 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I just haven't registered an address on anything in years...

I mean I have on tax forms for my jobs, but every time I have I moved shortly after and didn't update it with my employer.

I owe every utility company in my state money, so I don't have my name on any of the bills that come to my apartment. I don't have a driver's license and have had the same I.D. card for like 6 years with same the old ass address on it. I'm not on my apartment's lease, as my credit history would have made this apartment a non-option.

I just don't put my name on things and move around a lot. Makes me hard to find.
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