It’s 2010, and that means it’s time for another U.S. Census. It’s time to be counted, so the government knows how many of us there are, and where the most of us live. There are thousands of worry-warts and conspiracy theorists out there who think this is some dastardly plot so our government can keep an eye on all of us, but that’s not the case. I interviewed Michelle Garcia in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Macomb County, Michigan office, and she assured me that the information you provide is not ever, EVER used in prosecution. And it’s used for a lot of GOOD, actually… here are the top reasons she shared with me to participate in the U.S. census.
1. To Make Sure You Get Your Share
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You and your family deserve to be counted as part of a unique household and part of your community. If a census shows that there are fewer people living in an area, policy makers don’t know that you just decided not to participate — they assume the numbers are correct and make decisions on how to spend tax dollars… FEWER tax dollars, if there are fewer people! So make sure you get your share by being counted!