Break Out The Crystal Ball

While watching the NCAA basketball tournament, I notice the PSA’s for the census say that we should fill out the census form this March.  But the census form asks for the name of the people that were living here on April 1, 2010.

It does not ask who will be living in this dwelling on April 1?, it asks who WAS living in this dwelling on April 1?

So we are to predict the future in the past tense.

3 thoughts on “Break Out The Crystal Ball”

  1. Nope, don’t think so. I guess I could say something smart here like, “They’ll take my taxes, but they won’t count me in how they apportion them.” I know that census workers go out to homes that don’t mail one in… but if they didn’t have record enough to send us one, will we show up as having *not* sent one?

    An answer I got on Aardvark regarding the matter gave me a phone number to call from which I can request a form. I guess I’ll do that tomorrow.

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