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People can LIE on the census form if it has a citizenship question, or not turn the form in.

But a survey of GOVERNMENT RECORDS? That will be **far** more accurate.

How do I know this?

Because in 2007 I was on food stamps for 6 months.
To make a long story short: an engraving/sign company I worked for had bad people in it that constantly covered up for their own mistakes by blaming people further down the chain.

A huge job got wrecked. Rather than take responsibility, the person altered the records.
Surreptitiously changing the work order though meant that me, 2 others in the engraving dept, 3 people in the production dept [who cut the expensive brass] & about 5 people in the finishing dept **all read the original work order wrong** & never spotted it in over 2 months.
So when the person who I strongly suspected had been the 1 who changed the work order asked me to come to the front & sign a reprimand & take a pay cut, I quit and walked out. The other 8 people knew I was being made the designated scapegoat.
This was back in 2007 about 9 months after my Mom had passed away. Big transition time in my life. It's not easy for a deaf person to find work. During the job search, I decided to apply for food stamps.

I got an up close and personal look at the process.
I was astounded by the scope and absolutely thorough documentary process in which one is subjected to a VERY INVASIVE interrogation in order to get approval for a 6 month term of food stamps.
As I can best recall, to get about $200 worth of food stamps every month, I had provide the fed. agencies with the following for their records:

1. All bank account amounts, #'s.
2. Past work history of the previous 10 years
3. Type, model, value of any vehicles I owned
4. Of course all the usual, driver's license, SS #, copy of my birth certificate, etc.
5. Place of residence, if I owned it or rented, if owned, mortage #, amount of property taxes, value of the building, etc.
You don't have to provide ANY OF THIS STUFF on a census form.

Trump just gamed these idiots like a pro.
The federal records just from the FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT DOLE OUT THE WELFARE are going to be EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED.

Very, VERY EXTENSIVE AN DETAILED.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is what Trump planned to do all along.
And now, the end of the story: when the term expired for the food stamps after 6 months, I was told I had to go through the entire application process ALL OVER AGAIN.

I said "What, fill out ALL THAT PAPERWORK ALL OVER AGAIN?! SCREW THAT!"
It would be another 9 months or so before the newspaper delivery job would show up in late 2008, and it was a tough time, but rather than go through all that federal record hoop jumping all over again, I decided to give up on food stamps.
AND NOW IN JUST 3 MORE NIGHTS I AM FREEEEEE!
And I'm getting to watch Trump pull all this off as I get ready to be able to write about it full time, instead of as just a part time gig.

LIFE IS AWESOME.
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