I got this letter from the Census Bureau telling me that the information I provide will be used to “help each community get its fair share of government funds for highways, schools, health facilities, and many other programs you and your neighbors need. Without a complete, accurate census, your community may not receive its fair share.”
I had to laugh at this letter because it’s a joke. Let’s start from the beginning. “Help each community…” That’s bullshit. If they want to help my community, they would put more funds in the education system instead of the prison system. And, they would provide more jobs with wages above minimum wage to make sure everyone on my side of town could actually live.
Highways? I just want to my street fixed so my car can ride a lot more smoothly.
Health facilities. I won’t trip on this one because Christian Community Health Center is on point. They can use more funds so they can continue to service people at all income levels.
As for the programs me and my neighbors need, I need the kids to have afterschool programs. I need to be sure the seniors are safe. I need more counselors to check the mental status of the children and their parents. I need professionals to teach parents how to be parents and to make them accountable for their actions. Need I say more?
“Without a complete, accurate census, your community may not receive it’s fair share.” That’s the biggest joke of them all. We are already lacking in resources, and based on what I’ve seen thus far, they’re not going to give us much else whether we complete that form on not.
I just wanted to get that out of my system while it was fresh in my mind. I must get back to my stories now.