Apparently it is census time here in my fair city and it is times like these that I wonder how and if I should bother to try to be counted.
I pay my taxes, at least those that I am asked to pay. I pay payroll taxes, sales tax and yes gasoline taxes, to name a few.
The one thing I don’t pay, either directly or indirectly (through rent) is property tax. So I suppose in the eyes of the city I don’t exist nor do I count (at all).
Due to how I am living I don’t think the city enumerators will find me and even if they do, I don’t know if my answers will help them at all.
After all I am single, live alone, have no kids and don’t pay any property taxes. So why would they bother to count me?
Still, I am a person, just a person whose life is in a bit of limbo as I correct a fiscal situation that should have been corrected years ago.
Who knows, I may call up the census people and give them the address of where I usually park as my “residence” and try to get counted, just for fun.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!