You’ve probably seen one or more of the U.S. Government’s 2010 Census promotion ads. You’re supposed to believe that by filling out the census form you’ll be guaranteeing yourself goodies from the government. Now I suppose that to the socialists in congress and the White House this all makes sense. But then we learn that the Sun God’s minions will be spending $340 Million dollars on this advertising foolishness, including a $2.5 Million ad in the Superbowl TV coverage.
In a Michelle Malkin article we also discover that “the Census will triple its total budget from 2000 to $15 billion.” That’s $5.00 per person in the U.S. Don’t you think a private firm could do the job for about $1.0 Billion or so, and walk away with a hefty profit? But then there would be no boodle for ACORN or your local equivalent. So it won’t be done.
The IRS is reportedly buying lots of shotguns. I’m waiting for the Census Bureau to issue a similar request for quotations any day now.