Mar 9, 2010

Your tax dollars at work

Cross posted at Iron Curtain Patriots

Today, I also received the stupid letter. A letter that tells me that within a week, I will be receiving another letter from the US Census.

And these are the people the "progres" out there want me have handling my health care? Yeah... sure... OMDB (over my dead body - sobre mi cadáver putrefacto, como diría Cantinflas)

And talking about the Census, today I also received an email detailing the questions included in the American Community Survey, that some Americans will randomly received thought the US Census.

So, the answering the Census is supposed to be voluntary -otherwise, why the in national PR campaign, Superbowl ad included, paid with my tax dollars, to convince people to participate?  But this "random" survey is mandatory... humm, humm, humm...

Let me insert here that it is an open secret that the Obama administration has a super-uber interest in controlling the Census, therefore, they will not economize resources - your aforementioned tax dollars - to meet their goal.
According to the Census Bureau Web site, "the American Community Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, and response is mandatory." Those refusing to comply have been threatened with imprisonment and fines up to $5,000.

[Cubanita with cultural barriers is banging her head against the wall over here...]

The survey asks questions about one's ancestry and ethnic origin, languages spoken at home, level of education, which I have no problem with whatsoever.

But things started to feel creepy when I read about questions asking for:
  • the features of one's home
  • the amount of electrical, gas and water bills
  • condo fees
  • insurance costs
  • rent earned or paids
  • one's physical, mental, or emotional condition
  • number of marriages
  • the hour one leaves for work and how one travels to work
  • the status of one's eyesight and hearing
  • and sources of income and one's total income, including interest, dividends, rental income, or income from estates and trusts
  • ... and well, at some point the the ram of paper, I guess they'll ask how many people live in the house.
When did (c)astro exported his vigilants from the Committee to the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) to the United States?

ADD note - The CDR members monitor the activities of each person in their respective blocks. They keep invidual files on each block resident, some of which reveal the internal dynamics of households. The system mimics Germany's "committees of territorial vigilance", described as organizations of agents that Adolf Hitler established by 1935. In 2006, Amnesty International reported CDR involvement in repeated human rights violations that included verbal as well as physical violence. Their trademark are the actos de repudio (acts of repudiation) against those targeted as "counter revolutionary."

And, yes, back in the tropical gulag, they also collect information about your sources of income, how many times you have been married, how many children do you have, how many TV's you have at home, whether you have changed your traditional incandescent light bulbs for the energy-efficient - and lousy lighter ones - etc, etc, etc.

After having experienced the most gruesome and disrespectful intromision of the government and its sycophants in my private life during most of my life, do these people really believe I will answer those questions?!

There have been many cases of privacy violations with the Census. I just learned that one of the most known is how the Census information was used in the forties, during WWII, to round up Japanese American citizens and to send them to internment camps. The Census even issued a public apolgy, years after the fact.

I mean, as far as I can understand, the constitutional mandate bind us to answer how many people leave in the house, the age, and the sex of thouse household members.

Do they really expect me to believe "they are from the government and they are here to help me"?

Blame it on my communism-induced post traumatic stress disorder. Wait a minute, do I have to report that PTSD too, don't I?! Cubanita confused. Very much confundida.

I pray that I am not included in the "random" sample.
I hope they have payment plans for the $5,000 fine.

1 comment:

Sass said...

Ooooo I just got word I will be receiving one today!