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The federal government has quietly begun using an incredibly intrusive new census form called "The American Community Survey." Up to 1 million households a year will receive this form.
This new "census" form is 24-pages long, and demands that you lay bare every detail of your life, including how much you earn, what your home is worth, details of your health, when you leave for work, previous addresses, pregnancies, monies received from government, and on and on.
I say demand because you can be fined up to $1,000 for each of the 72 questions you don?t answer or which you answer "incorrectly." However, so far no one has been fined for not answering, nor are they likely to be if public resistance is strong.
The ways the government could use this information to harm you are mind-boggling. For instance, any financial discrepancy with IRS or Social Security records could result in your criminal prosecution. Knowing when you leave for work could enable police, acting under the Patriot Act, to secretly enter your home.
The American Community Survey also demands that you to report on the activities of relatives, employers and roommates. Joseph Stalin could hardly ask for more surveillance powers. You can download the survey at www.census.gov/acs/www/
15 At any time DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, were you or any member of this household enrolled in or receiving benefits from:
a. free or reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program?
b. the Federal home heating and cooling assistance program?
20 a. Is the rent on this house, apartment, or mobile home reduced because the Federal, state, or local government is paying part of the cost?
b. What government program provides this reduced rent?
21 Is this house, apartment, or mobile home in a public housing project; that is, is it part of a government housing project for persons with low income?
28 a.Do all of the persons listed on pages 2 and 3 live at this address year round?
b. Of the persons listed on pages 2 and 3, how many live somewhere else part of the year?
c. Do you consider this house, apartment, or mobile home, that uses the address on the front cover, your –
Other – Specify
25 a. Do you or any member of this household live or stay at this address year round?
b. How many months a year do members of this household stay at this address?
c. What is the main reason members of this household are staying at this address?
This is their permanent address
This is their seasonal or vacation address
To be close to work
To attend school or college
Looking for permanent housing
Other reason(s)– Specify
According to Section 221, persons who do not respond shall be fined not more than $100. Title 18 U.S.C. Section 3571 and Section 3559, in effect amends Title 13 U.S.C. Section 221 by changing the fine for anyone over 18 years old who refuses or willfully neglects to complete the questionnaire or answer questions posed by census takers from a fine of not more than $100 to not more than $5,000.
Originally posted by MCory1
Like marg said above, there's no way to prove you even received it.
Originally posted by ArMaP
But Portugal is a small country, in a country like the US I think this is not an option.