The census can confuse the senses

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The amount of misinformation being circulated about the U.S. Census is mind-bending, though perhaps not surprising considering the widespread skepticism and distrust of "big" government.

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Alice T

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May 16, 2010
 

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Is that what the census is all about? "Trying to make sure we all get what's coming to us." Why not? The Berkshires pays more in Federal taxes than they get back. However, I thought that was what Big Government was all about. You hand your money over to Federal bureaucrats, because they know how to spend your money better than you do. And how about those nifty 600,000 part time census worker jobs? I sure hope they don't have to let them go before the November election. That will expose the artificially low unemployment rate. Well, 9.7% isn't all that low, but it would be worse without all these make-work government jobs. Let's not even mention how they help to balloon the debt. Anyway, who cares, the kids will have to figure out how to pay for all of this.
enumerated

Albany, NY

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May 16, 2010
 
The government set up a huge bureaucratic structure and staffed it with morons managed by desperate power-hungry last-chance wannabe-bureaucrat temp jerks.
Not sold

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If the government knows that 72% of the people in Berkshire County have been counted, they know the total number.(If they know the denominator, they know the numerator.) If this is so, and the government says it is, why is there a problem???
SkipperJim

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May 17, 2010
 
Not sold wrote:
If the government knows that 72% of the people in Berkshire County have been counted, they know the total number.(If they know the denominator, they know the numerator.) If this is so, and the government says it is, why is there a problem???
You are right - so what is the point of filling out the form? I refused.
I file taxes every year. so use that information.
Justice

Provincetown, MA

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May 17, 2010
 
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You are right - so what is the point of filling out the form? I refused.
I file taxes every year. so use that information.
I hope that all of the less intelligent people that do not complete their census forms get fined or jailed. The census is a requirement of our government and has been since 1790.
jason webster

Springfield, MA

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May 19, 2010
 
Justice wrote:
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I hope that all of the less intelligent people that do not complete their census forms get fined or jailed. The census is a requirement of our government and has been since 1790.
It requires a count of the citizens every ten years. Not your Pnone number etc.
The Truth

Westminster, MA

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May 19, 2010
 
The article says if the census is not accurate or people refuse to co-operate, we may lose rep.Olver.
That alone is enough to make me hide when the census takers come a knocking.
Hopefully, people will realize this guy is nothing more than an Obama lackey and votes the party line even when his constituents are clearly against some of the big government programs designed to crush the average American with taxes.
Hey Olver, if you read this, your days are numbered.
We will not forget how you consistently ignored our emails, phone calls, and attempts to let you know of our distrust of this attempt by Obama and his cronies like you.

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