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    Take this Community Survey form and ….

    Take this Community Survey form and ….

    Sent with the subject line “Will you defend me?”

    Professor,

    Ah, the American Community Survey. Have you received it lately? This is the second time in 2 years for me. Maybe something to do with Colorado.

    The faq states the survey states the benefits to be “help your community to establish goals, identify problems and solutions, and measure the performance of programs.”

    I’m reminded of Reagan, and a statement of I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

    I hope my responses don’t land me in jail, but part of liberty is the freedom to tell ’em where to stick it!!

    Thank you,

    Matt

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    eridanus | September 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

    IACS rep came to my home when my husband was home. He said she drove a Lexus. He answered the questions with no intentions of being deceptive, but almost every answer was incorrect. He overstated the price of our townhome, said that the association paid the water bill (does not), understated our assessment fee, understated our income. In summary, perfect response!

    We went through this last fall. In addition to letters, phone calls, and FedEx packages, we had several visits from a census taker and then another from her supervisor. The nearest census office is a long, long way from our remote dirt road.

    They told us that by giving them the requested info, our area might receive more government benefits. In each case, we politely declined to fill out the form, and asked them to stop wasting time and money on us. Every time, they agreed that we had the right to decline and promised to stop bothering us, then a week or two later, we’d get another letter, package, or surprise visit.

    This went on for months, but now seems to have stopped.


       
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      ibuckshot in reply to South of 5 and 20. | September 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

      all you need to do, on their first physical presence is politely ask the census worker for their direct supervisors contact information, then order the census worker to cease and desist any future attempts to contact.

      Tell ’em ibuckshot’s got your back.

    Ignored warning letters and didn’t answer phone when they called. When they finally came to my house, I told them
    “I refuse to comply – have a nice day” and shut the door. Worked for me.


     
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    GrumpyOne | September 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I sorta did the same thing with a Medicare “survey” a few months ago.

    Y’suppose that I’m some sort of “enemies” list?

    My tax dollars at wor… er, being wasted!


     
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    LukeHandCool | September 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    They’ll probably send it back with the note:

    Your response could not be processed. Please write within the boxes using a #2 pencil and resubmit.


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