posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 11:51 AM
a reply to: Fallingdown
I worked for the census in 2010. No one has ever gone to jail for refusing to fill out the census. What happens is your vote for the next decade won't
count for as much as other people, because you didn't let them count you. The poor kids in your state/district won't get as much help for lunches and
other programs, and things like highways won't get as much attention because, hey! You aren't really there!
It might give you some satisfaction to play head games with the census workers, but all you are doing is aggravating people who live right there where
you are for yucks. These are not Men in Black... I was unemployed when I got the job, and I spent six weeks as a census worker. That's it. After that
I worked other jobs; before that I worked other jobs; neither were government. So that's a right nice attitude you got there: you don't like someone
working at that job, so just aggravate them so they'll stay on the public dole next time, then gripe about too many people being on the public dole.
The next time your boss is a jerk, just remember that you taught him well.
On the other hand, for the poster who claimed they "set the dogs on" a worker, that is a felony. It'll get you thrown in/under a Federal
penitentiary real quick if you in any way threaten or injure a census worker. It's legally no different than threatening a mailman; there have been
plenty of people who became felons for doing that. I'd think twice about doing that in the future... you could have had his/her job for them making
any attempt to force their way into your house though.
As for changing the date, that requires a Constitutional Amendment.