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    Get A Fine For Not Answering The 2010 Census

    I didn't know you could be fined for not answering / giving false answers.


    13 USC Sec. 221
    TITLE 13 - CENSUS

    CHAPTER 7 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

    SUBCHAPTER II - OTHER PERSONS

    Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers

    (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.

    (b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    I didn't know you could be fined for not answering / giving false answers.


    13 USC Sec. 221
    TITLE 13 - CENSUS

    CHAPTER 7 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

    SUBCHAPTER II - OTHER PERSONS

    Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers

    (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.

    (b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500.
    Something fishy in the 'census' business. Check out this link, and the pdf file it links to showing the new census form.

    http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?f...w&pageId=99337

    '''''''While many recipients may consider the questionnaire to be tedious and meddling, the Census Bureau warns that citizens are required by law to complete it and may be fined as much as $5,000 for willfully refusing. While an individual may feel uneasy about answering each question truthfully, the fine for filing false information can be as much as $500. ''''''

    I have no explanation as to why our sourced fines do not match.

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    If I read that correctly, it's $5,000.00 for refusing, and $500.00 for lying. But, I could be wrong. Either way, it just ain't right. Or it could be a misprint. I wonder who would enforce this "law"?

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    Interesting. I wonder if citizen Barack Hussein Obama will answer truthfully that he is multiracial or if he will continue his lie about being Black? Then there will be that "what religion" are you clause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Interesting. I wonder if citizen Barack Hussein Obama will answer truthfully that he is multiracial or if he will continue his lie about being Black? Then there will be that "what religion" are you clause.
    Do we know for sure he's even a legal citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    Do we know for sure he's even a legal citizen?
    I'm pretty well convinced that that is not something that would not have been proven. The fact about that issue is that the president did comply with every legal requirement to show his citizenship by birth. All the president really did was to refuse to do any more then he had to in order to defend himself against those who did not accept the legal compliances.

    That little move may have been legit, but it further showed what an elitist our president is in the fact that he does not need to answer to the American people.
    Government is a disease...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Interesting. I wonder if citizen Barack Hussein Obama will answer truthfully that he is multiracial or if he will continue his lie about being Black? Then there will be that "what religion" are you clause.
    Having done 5 or so special censuses between the 2000 Census and now, the census taker is not allowed to observe what race the person is as in past censuses (before 1990, I think). Obama would have a number of choices that he might make. The person must select from a list of racial descriptions what they consider themselves to be. One very annoying response was that many people can not differentiate, as hard as the census taker tried, between country and ethnicity. Dah! There's only white, black, red, yellow and Pacific Islander (not necessarily the exact description of the choices given).

    Had a young lady from a specific South American country who was extremely offended by people trying to describe her as Hispanic. By the way Hispanic is NOT the same as Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryd_2008 View Post
    Having done 5 or so special censuses between the 2000 Census and now, the census taker is not allowed to observe what race the person is as in past censuses (before 1990, I think). Obama would have a number of choices that he might make. The person must select from a list of racial descriptions what they consider themselves to be. One very annoying response was that many people can not differentiate, as hard as the census taker tried, between country and ethnicity. Dah! There's only white, black, red, yellow and Pacific Islander (not necessarily the exact description of the choices given).

    Had a young lady from a specific South American country who was extremely offended by people trying to describe her as Hispanic. By the way Hispanic is NOT the same as Spanish.
    I reported my race as 'American' in the last census.

    BITE ME!


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    looks like I will be going to court
    cause I have no intention of answering
    those questions
    If con is the opposite of pro
    is congress the opposite of progress?

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    Are they going to enforce this with all the illeagles? Doubt it. Why is it so difficult for our gov't to enforce illeagle regulations but will go after any and all natural citizens for not taking part in a stupid census? I hate to say it but the gov't regulations are so far out of hand it may be too late to ever recover. I would have never thought we would be forced tell them anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolutionizer View Post
    Are they going to enforce this with all the illeagles? Doubt it. Why is it so difficult for our gov't to enforce illeagle regulations but will go after any and all natural citizens for not taking part in a stupid census? I hate to say it but the gov't regulations are so far out of hand it may be too late to ever recover. I would have never thought we would be forced tell them anything.
    The Census Bureau is specifically forbidden from releasing the information gathered to any enforcement agency. Who would agree to answer questions if they could. Census workers are subject to heavy fines for releasing any information they gather or observe. They are even in a tough position if they observe illegal activities while doing their work other than crimes on the street.

    The special Censuses I worked in hired translators for a number of foreign languages in order to collect data.

    Remember, the Census data is anonymous and supports things like money for your kids schools, Mom and Dad who are retired, health care, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryd_2008 View Post
    The Census Bureau is specifically forbidden from releasing the information gathered to any enforcement agency. Who would agree to answer questions if they could. Census workers are subject to heavy fines for releasing any information they gather or observe. They are even in a tough position if they observe illegal activities while doing their work other than crimes on the street.

    The special Censuses I worked in hired translators for a number of foreign languages in order to collect data.

    Remember, the Census data is anonymous and supports things like money for your kids schools, Mom and Dad who are retired, health care, etc.
    Hell, we have a president who has no respect for government secrets involving national security, you really think anything learned about us will be guaranteed safe?
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    They changed the Census Bureau's name to ACORN. Don't worry....your information is safe.
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