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Old 05-28-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default Census worker home invasion

Creepy and chilling! This is seriously wrong!

http://blogs.ajc.com/bob-barr-blog/2...-your-absence/
Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry. This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.
What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.
That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.
In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them. Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Increasingly intrusive questions? Census guy visited me just yesterday and all he asked was my name, how many people lived there, did I live anywhere else part-time, and verified my address and race. Took two minutes and he was polite as he could be. Well, he did ask me what I did for a living, but said he didn't want to know where or how much I made. That was it.

As with any other line of work, there will be shady census takers. Let's face it, human beings can be very shitty. If your task requires lots of people, chances are, you're going to get quite a few scumbags.

Just talk to your landlord if you rent to find out what he would do. I really don't know what kind of rights renters have, but I'd do what I could to prevent this from happening to me.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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race? why do they need that?

2 questions How many people live here how many dependents. Thats it.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:01 AM   #5
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race? why do they need that?
So they can give more money to the NAACP and LULAC, duh!
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