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RUSH: Here’s Emily in Jacksonville, Florida. I’m glad you waited. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello. How are you today?

RUSH: Fine. Thank you very much.

CALLER: I had a question for you because they spent however much money on the Census commercials, and I got my Census and I filled it out and I sent it back. I wondered if you heard about this, it’s called the American Community Survey, and it came in the mail for me today, and it’s from the Census Bureau, it’s actually signed by Robert M. Groves, the director of the Department of Commerce, and it told me that I have to fill it out by law just like the Census. And so I’m filling it out, it says it takes about 38 minutes to do it, and I’m looking at the questions, and I’m like, ‘Why do I have to tell this to some random person?’ I mean it’s the most ridiculous questions, like because of the physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have serious difficulties concentrating, remembering, or making decisions? Like what the heck, I’m just confused, like how much of this do I have to fill out —

RUSH: Well, you know, I’d have fun with it. I haven’t seen the form.

CALLER: It’s literally like 40 questions per person.

RUSH: If you get a question out there that says physical, mental, or emotional condition, does this person have serious difficulty concentrating, ‘Yes, so much so that I can’t answer this question.’

CALLER: (laughing) Well, it doesn’t give you a line to say that, but it’s just like yes and no questions. I mean has this person given birth to any children in the past 12 months? Like how does this affect our country? Like I just don’t get it, like it’s asking me if I have a bachelor’s degree and how many kids I have in my house, which in the census I already filled out. So, what penalty by law? It says you will be penalized if you don’t fill this out. What is the penalty? Do you know? I mean, I’m just kind of confused.

RUSH: I don’t know, probably jail. You’re talking the Obama administration.

CALLER: I know. That’s what I was thinking. I’m like, great, Obama sent out this thing, and it says it’s totally random, and it doesn’t even say our name on the front, it just says to the resident of our address, and I’m like, so, like, how are they going to, like, what are they going to do, come to my house and —

RUSH: Yeah, if they’re not satisfied with the answers, they will come to your house, yes.

CALLER: Are you kidding me?

RUSH: No, I’m not kidding.

CALLER: That’s legal?

RUSH: It’s already happened. I’ve read accounts it’s already happened to people, they come to the house. In fact, they’ve come to the house two or three times and they’re harassing people even though they’ve got all the answers they want.

CALLER: Why? What is them knowing if I speak another language at home —

RUSH: Wait a second. Who did you vote for?

CALLER: Of course I voted for McCain.

RUSH: Well, then you ought to know what this is all about.

CALLER: I not only voted for him, I worked on his campaign to no end until my fingers were bloody because I was like, dear God, I am not a socialist, I don’t want to be a socialist, and I don’t want to live in a socialist country.

RUSH: All right, you understand what’s going on here.

CALLER: It just blows me away, like I wonder if I leave them blank are they really going to come to my door and start asking me questions and can they really do something to me? I mean I don’t want to answer this. How many times has this person been married?

RUSH: They want you to think so, just like the IRS wants you to fear being audited —

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: — they want to you fear the black boots coming to your house, the black booted jackbooted whatever thugs, they want you to fear whatever the penalty is, so they want you to fill it out, they don’t have enough people to go to everybody’s houses.

CALLER: I guarantee you my luck is they’d come to my house, and I just don’t know what to say to them, I want to say, ‘Look, you’re asking some really personal questions. I don’t see how it affects the census in any way, shape, or form.’ And it says that it’s totally random, so why am I being — I just don’t understand. I wondered if you had heard about it because it is literally like 28 pages long and it’s like you better answer all of the names and —

RUSH: I know, look, I’ve heard about it. But see, this is where we differ. None of this surprises me. We know who we’re dealing with here. We’re dealing with total control statists. We’re dealing with people who want to intimidate populations into conforming with the rules that they propose and implement. I’m not surprised by any of it. We tried to warn people here what was headed down the tracks. I don’t know what to tell you to do. I haven’t seen the form. I did not get my warning that the form was coming and I did not get my form. So I’m probably going to get a visit at some point. But I’m not surprised by anything you say. I’m really long here, I just noticed the clock. Emily, I’m sorry I’m not more help here. But you should answer your own question, ‘What are they trying to do? It’s random, what do they think they’re doing?’ They are trying to intimidate you into giving answers that you think will keep them off your back, and they’re trying to redesign congressional districts, they’re trying to rig future elections in favor of Democrats. There’s a whole bunch of stuff rolled up into this, but first and foremost is the intimidation of citizens.


RUSH: All right, Emily from Jacksonville, I missed something crucial that you said. I’m sorry. You said you’d already gotten the Census form and this was a supplemental. Now, there are not two Census forms, and the thing that you got — there’s a lot of fraud in the Census out there, a lot of people sending out phony forms to fill out, send ’em back, and there are phony Census Bureau people coming to your people’s doors. And this happens every census.

Now, I gotta be honest here, I have not ever seen a Census form since I left home at age 20. Wherever I’ve lived, I’ve never gotten one, so I haven’t seen this one. But I just talked to Brian. He said his was two pages, they basically want to know your race, how many people live in the house, and where you like to vacation or whatever the hell. It was two pages, was nothing to it. But I checked the e-mail, a lot of people are getting a second supplemental form they think is from the Census, and it may not be. I don’t know how to identify it. I guess I should go out and try to get a Census form here so I know what I’m talking about. I haven’t seen one; I’m 59 years old. I haven’t seen a Census form in almost 40 years. I don’t know what they — I’ve never talked to a Census person. I’ve never been counted, that I know of. I don’t know how that happens. I mean, my — but it hasn’t.


RUSH: Okay, now I’m fully informed. What Emily got in Jacksonville is legit, it’s the American Community Survey form. It goes out randomly every year to people, the Census once every ten years, but the American Community Survey form goes out randomly to people, and it’s up to you– I mean, they’ll try to harass you to get you to fill it out, I suppose. I don’t know what happens to you if you don’t. Census is another matter, they can fine you for that. I’ll get the answer to all this by tomorrow.

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