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Old 03-29-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Default Census: I'm kinda laughing here

So, I got the post card telling me to expect the Census.
I've seen all the pricey adds about the Census.
I received the post card telling me I should have received the Census...

Um...I've not gotten the Census. Bureaucracy at it's finest.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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We got a letter in an envelope telling us to expect the Census in a week...

It came in a week and has been filled out and sent back...

But I understand what you are talking about.. "Bureaucracy at it's finest."
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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The census is nothing more then a stimulus bail out in disguise for the post office. Just think of the financial boost for the post office sending out all that useless junk mail. Just like you said Easily Amused, you got warnings in advance that it was coming before actually getting it. That's like me posting a warning post that I was going to make this post before actually making this post.

Your guberment hard at work wasting your money..........again. I guess that's ok with people because they keep voting for them again and again.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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how about the 2+ million dollar ad during the stuperbowl? i mean really? we need to spend that kind of money on an ad to tell us to fill out a "questionnaire?"
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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The census is nothing more then a stimulus bail out in disguise for the post office. Just think of the financial boost for the post office sending out all that useless junk mail.

I think I'm agreeing with you here, because I went on line and I can print it out and mail it in...I can't fill it out on line...they want that stamp paid for.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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LMAO.. so I call the 800 number...they can't send me another unless I have my Census ID number. Um, how am I supposed to know that without the census..

It gets better, I get a human on the line, I ask them to send me one, and they said they can't send one to my part of the country... ???? Is Texas officially Mexico.

I'm so done.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I had a similar experience. I did not receive a letter/postcard nor a census form (maybe because I am in new construction and my address isn't in the post office database, who knows). I called my local census office for Harris County that was on the census website. The lady who answered said she didn't know how to help and gave me the nationwide 1-800. However she gave me the job line instead of the help line. I got the help line off the web and the recorded message says I need a census ID number to get a form mailed to me. I don't have a census ID because I have not received any communication yet!

Supposedly the main point of the bureaucracy set up for the census is to make sure everyone is counted. I am not being counted and I am trying to communicate that to them but I am not getting anywhere!
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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The census is required by the Constitution, it is not "stimulus for the post office". Also they did a study on response rates and sending the post cards saves them millions of dollars because it was shown to increase the response rate and saves them having to hire people to go door to door and gather the information. Please continue your ranting below.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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They've already hired people to go door to door no matter the response rate.

The point is.. when you don't receive the census, or seek replacement, or inform of the oversight, the system get's an F.

BTW, I have to wonder how many people are going to be home and/or are going to open the door to these workers just because they have a badge?
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Katy
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It seems to me that the census is just aiming to count certain people (at least here in the Houston area) to supposedly get more funding for the areas they live in.
Which is funny to me, b/c these same people apparently don't want to be counted b/c they think they'll get thrown in jail or deported.
The people who actually want to be counted aren't even receiving census sheets to fill out. LOL
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