According to information at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/index.php
That's why it's so important that you fill in the form and promptly mail it back. Census information affects the numbers of seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. And people from many walks of life use census data to advocate for causes, rescue disaster victims, prevent diseases, research markets, locate pools of skilled workers and more.
When you do the math, it's easy to see what an accurate count of residents can do for your community. Better infrastructure. More services. A brighter tomorrow for everyone. In fact, the information the census collects helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services like:
• Job training centers• Schools
• Senior centers
• Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
• Emergency services
Participation isn't just important—it's mandatory.
Interestingly the 400 billion cited in the website above is actually cited as 300 billion in the local Census hand out material. Apparently the government doesn't even know how much money they waste accurately enough to not disagree with their own literature except somewhere in the neighborhood of give or take a 100 billion. Typical government mediocrity and incompetence. The Montana Department of Commerce Census and Economic Information Center further claims that all answers to the questions are confidential and are protected by law (Title 13 of the U.S. Code, Section 9) It is illegal for the Census Bureau to share this information with any governmental department, including law enforcement, IRS, Immigration, etc. If they can’t even control the information as to how much money the census affects can we really believe this information will remain confidential? The survey will only consist of 10 questions and the front page is attached below.
2010 Census Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training, and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as mileage incurred while conducting census work. Best of all, census takers work right in their own communities.
Hundreds of thousands are needed for temporary jobs
Conducting the census is a huge undertaking. Hundreds of thousands of census takers are needed nationwide to help locate households and conduct brief personal interviews with residents. Most positions require a valid driver's license and use of a vehicle. However, use of public transportation may be authorized in certain areas.
Your community is counting on you
Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes a snapshot of our population, determining how many people reside within the nation's borders, who they are, and where they live. The results help determine your representation in government, as well as how federal funds are spent in your community on things like roads, parks, housing, schools, and public safety. As a census taker, you'll play a vital role in making sure that everyone is counted.
Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply
All census takers must be able to speak English, but people who have bilingual skills are needed in communities where a large number of residents primarily speak other languages. If you have the appropriate language skills and cultural knowledge to communicate well in your community, we encourage you to apply.
Census taker jobs are excellent for people who want to work part-time, those who are between jobs, or just about anyone who wants to earn extra money while performing an important service for their community.
Apply today by contacting your Local Census Office or by calling 1-866-861-2010 .
The literature goes on to say that Census takers work approximately 20 to 40 hours per week, primarily in the evenings and on weekends. How much will they be paid and how many will be hired? The average pay is between $15-23 dollars an hour depending on position plus mileage and expenses. The Wall Street Journal reports that most of the jobs will pay between $10-$20 an hour and will involve knocking on doors, processing data and publicizing the census. The total number of hires will depend on how many U.S. residents return their census forms. Again, the facts being given to the tax-payers are conflicting. The Wall Street Journal went on to say that more than a million temporary workers will be hired by the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2010 count. Congress has set aside $14 billion for the 2010 operation and after the forms are processed, they go into a locked vault for 72 years. In 2012, the results of the 1940 survey will be open to the public.
The Missoulian reported that there would be 1.5 million jobs available nation-wide and 3,000 of those jobs would be in Montana. Again, one source says 1.5 million, one says one million. Typical government bungling of even a simple task like this. Is it any wonder the citizens of our fine country don’t trust our government when it comes to money or efficiency?
Let’s just think about this in terms of Montana alone, Up to 3,000 workers will be hired to count a little over 900,000 people or about one person hired to count up to 300 people and report back to the Census Bureau. This appears to those of us at the Corrector to be yet another example of an already too expensive government run amuck with our tax dollars. I hope they can find 3,000 people that can count to 300
Will the census count noncitizens?
Yes, US law requires a count of all “persons” and “inhabitants” – without specifying whether they are citizens or noncitizens, legal or illegal. The First Congress was aware that many foreign-born people were living in the country, says Audrey Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. “They intentionally did not use the term ‘citizen,’ ” she says of the 1790 law establishing the census. Remember, counting illegal residents is what cost Montana our second Congressional representative.
Further information can be found here http://2010.census.gov/partners/pdf/cccGuide.pdf
It seems there is no cost to high in the budget to conduct this census, but considering the money being wasted on "stimulas" projects this is apparently the new "norm" for government bureaucracy.