Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why A Census


Census envelope copy

I know what they say. You need to fill out the census to get your fair share of  tax money when our benevolent leaders begin to redistribute (tax and spend even more money we do not have) it throughout the United States.  It might just be that we will need it more than ever considering their policies will have us keeping less and less of the money we work every day to earn.

What I really do not understand is how they already do not know every last thing about us. The IRS certainly knows every intimate detail of our lives. Again why is it necessary and what is they purpose when the local, state and federal government already know where everyone lives, goes to school, works and votes.

One of the many really disgusting results of this whole useless process is the taxpayer money spent to gather this information on the taxpayer.  Forget whatever the total cost will be after the entire effort is over it cost over $50,000,000 just to send out the letters to inform you the census would soon be mailed. Then there is this report that after buying tens of thousands of little handheld computers for out of work defuses to wander you neighborhood and bother you about your personal information are pretty much useless now and cannot be used. What's another 3,000,000,000 when you are collecting information to be used to make the case for where next 1,000,000,000,000 will be spent. Folks we are going to go over the cliff very soon now. We have a government full of genuine fools and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Title 13, Section 221

(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100. (b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no person shall be compelled to disclose information relative to his religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.