We got the U.S. Census form yesterday (or I just noticed it yesterday). Looking at the questions I saw only one that should be required by law.
The first one.
How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
I think they just disenfranchised those who live on boats. If you live on a boat you can’t possibly answer the rest of the questions…. but I digress.
The second question is a waste of ink. Then the questions about whether you rent or own, phone number, sex (hey isn’t this now considered discriminatory?), race, and age seem, to me to be irrelevant. I know they have their reasons for it, but it is likely for programs which they don’t have constitutional authority to do anyway. Then don’t get me started on how much was spent on those stupid commercials (especially the one that played during the Super Bowl).
Since they asked irrelevant questions (minus one) for the purpose of determining Congressional seats (not that they follow the Constitution regarding that), I figure we should have a chance to ask some questions and waste ink and paper. Why not? It’s just taxpayer money, it’s not like you have to pay for it… oh wait.
Here are some questions that I think should be on the 2020 Census form.
- Have you ever been abducted by aliens? (Wouldn’t you like to know the percentage of our population who believe they experienced this? If we had been able to ask this in 2010 it perhaps would have shed a lot of light on the 2008 elections).
- Here’s a question that should have been included 2010… are you an alien? (No, not the extraterrestrial kind, but rather the illegal variety, though I suppose ET would be in violation of our immigration laws as well.)
- Boxers or briefs? (only for the men of course), hey if it was good enough for President Clinton, it should be good enough for you.
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