Reports from the homeless indicate that census workers have threatened to contact the police and city code enforcement to have them removed from their camps if they refuse to fill out census documentation.
We marvel at the TSA-like power trips of those working for various government agencies, even when the jobs they hold are temporary.
Census workers should take note, because when this decade’s enumeration is over, they’ll be returned to the unemployment rolls. The way things are going with the federal government and long-term sustainable job creation, laid off census workers will not be able to find work for quite some time. They may very well find themselves joining a homeless community in the not so distant future.