U.S. Department of Commerce Survey

Discussion in 'Politics' started by oldcop041, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. oldcop041

    oldcop041 New Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    A friend got the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau) addressed to "the residents of" .......

    It seem pretty intrusive to me with questions regarding your mortage payments, utility costs, income, ect.

    Envelope states "your response is required by Law".

    Anyone fill one out and send it in?

  2. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Nope, but if I get one the answers are not going to be what they wanted!!!
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

    Feb 29, 2008
    DFW area.....Wylie.
    I have not received one yet, but those are fairly typical questions. If your buddy is concerned about if it is legitimate, he can contact the census bureau.
  4. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    lol thats easy, it got lost in the mail. I haven't received one of these and don't see how they would go about enforcing it. Seems like it more put there to scare people into filling it out.
  5. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair

    All they would have to do is follow my mailman around for a day. Jackass always leaves the box open, we regularly get other peoples mail, he never processes our mail holds (neither does the post office when we hand deliver the request), and so on, and so forth.

    Hell, I can't even get the post office to handle a hold on my p.o. box.
  6. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

    Mar 11, 2008
    DFW, North Texas
    Any of you old enough to have been involved with a census before? :p
  7. Jeff B

    Jeff B Active Member

    May 28, 2008
    Flower Mound, TX
    The census is referred to inthe Constitution as an enumeration, or count. That's what I'll provide, the number of people residing at my home.

    Article 1, Section 2:

    Section 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

    No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

    Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. Amendment XIV, Section 2 The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

    Jeff B.
  8. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair

    Sounds like a scam. For one, the government already knows what you make.

    It's been a while since I did a census (), so I don't remember what all it asks.
  9. frijolero817

    frijolero817 Member

    May 17, 2009
    Fort Worth
    You think the government knows what I m.......I mean yes of course they know what I make. Just kidding, they know what I make too. I guess it's the whole being a service member thing that they know probably too much about me for comfort.
  10. 308nato

    308nato TGT Addict

    There are two people in this house and that is all they need to know.
    Anything else is NOYB


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