|Notice how even the logo is apropos. As the orange government buildings grow, the houses are fragmenting, and the change is leaving the homeowner's pockets symbolized by the stars. I guess this was the low bid.|
The TV news from the cities within a days drive told us last evening that a survey called The American Community Survey is out in our area. The survey asks, among many personal things, how far you drive to work, and what time in the morning you leave for work, as well as your annual income there. This is an ongoing survey which samples a small amount of the population annually, and helps them to know where they need to spend money.....because, of course, they are our friends, and they want to help. Apparently, so many people have been tossing the survey into the trash, that the news people are needed to tell us that responding to this survey is mandatory, the same way the Census is. The government is interested in us. They want to know how much money we make, and they are willing to let us fill out the information in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese. I noticed they put Arabic first. This is one of the ways our federal government has of understanding our needs and seeing how we are all doing economically.
No, I did not make any of this stuff up. This is the website should you wish to read it from their very own website:
If you don't wish to fill out the paperwork, they are happy to have you do so, over the internet.
There is the important potential for scammers to duplicate this questionnaires and ask for things which could be used in the commission of identity theft.
The American Community Survey will never ask for:
Social Security Number
Money or Donations
Credit Card Numbers
If the census does contact you to ask additional questions about your American Community Survey,
ndicate that they will always have your official census ID number from the form itself.
The website spends a lot of time telling us why it is so important to fill out this detailed information. It also tells us that the information garnered from the survey will never be shared with the FBI, CIA, FEMA or any other governmental authority. Of course, that's until the next Executive Edict, or shall I say order ?
Although they tell us how important it is to complete the survey, it took the News people to tell us that answering this inquiry is important and that a fine and imprisonment can result from not doing so.
There they go again, working for us, without our even knowing about it !
The only thing I want to tell them is to stop spending my money. on surveys, on medical care for illegal aliens, and on weapons for drug cartels. I don't need any more laws, restrictions or interference. In fact, their tinkering has substantially crashed my income. How much you want to bet that these are not the questions they wish to ask ?