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"Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence


Last Edited: May 28, 2010, 11:46 am

Well isn't this interesting????????

The Barr Code

"Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence

6:00 am May 26, 2010, by Bob Barr
Source Blogs.AJC.com The Barr Code 

"Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry.  This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.

What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.”  If the landlord of such apartment or other  leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.

That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must  give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.

In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them.  Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?"

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Rick GComment by Rick G - May 28, 2010, 7:17 pm
The irony of the census is that they want to count everyone for congressional representation....um...representation?!?
konaneComment by konane - May 28, 2010, 8:28 pm
Thanks Rick! Think they're making up rules as they go along, many of which I hope future congresses repeal.
Toney725Comment by Toney725 - May 28, 2010, 8:33 pm
I was never told to do that and even if I had, I wouldn't. I just recently completed working as an enumerator here in GA.
konaneComment by konane - May 28, 2010, 8:40 pm
Thanks Toney! Very happy .... relieved ... for that information.

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