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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:36 am

Well today we received a letter in the mail from the Federal Gov't letting us know that next week we'll be receiving our 2010 Census Form. So if this is the standard practice, what a waste of our tax dollars!!! Do they really need to send this pre-letter? Really? I thought all politicians in DC were looking to cut down on waste? Rolling Eyes

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Post  Scooby01_98 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:50 am

Got my letter, I agree it is a total waste of taxpayer money. Although I wonder if part of it is for a post office stimulus package. Lets see 360 million people average household is 3, 120 million letters. Yep got to be a stimulus package for the post office.
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Post  floridafun on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:37 am

i got my letter. i wasnt nearly as hyped up on that waste as i am on other uninformative mailings, since i get something for "resident" from politicians of every stripe statewide regularly..or the freaking pleas to buy from from comcast, verizon, global insurance, YOU JUST WON A FREE CELL PHONE!! etc etc every day its one or the other.

but then i am not nitpicking every possible thing in america in an effort to make the majority-elected president look bad/dumb/whatever.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:31 pm

The difference here is it's our tax dollars that are going to this pre-Census letter. When's the last time a cell phone company sent you a letter saying, "Hey, next week, we're going to send you an offer in the mail to buy our latest plan"???

And even if a cell phone company did that, chances are they're taking it from their profits to spend money on this marketing material.

BIG difference.

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Post  LTRT on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:44 pm

Ironic how just last week a story comes out about how the USPS has NO money and is contemplating shutting down Sat delivery.

All those freaking pleas from comcast, verizon, etc. are from PRIVATE businesses NOT the USPS. I guess the $2.5 million dollar commercials during the super bowl coupled with the repetative commercials throughout daily television viewing wasn't enough to 'inform' the public.
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Post  Markwes on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:32 pm

I was going to post something about the letter but Cincy beat me to it! But really, I have to agree with FF here in a way, because compared with some of the things this president is doing to destroy our country, this probably does count as nitpicking!
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Post  floridafun on Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:12 pm

yeah census is a real waste of time. uh...where were the whiners the last time they sent it out? or when the las time it was sent out under a repub prez?
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:51 pm

floridafun wrote:yeah census is a real waste of time. uh...where were the whiners the last time they sent it out? or when the las time it was sent out under a repub prez?
Didn't have this message board to whine on 10 years ago... Razz

Let's see, the last time a census would've gone out during a Republican pres was Bush Sr., which was perfectly okay b/c he could nothing wrong in my eyes! Very Happy

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Post  Scooby01_98 on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:51 pm

floridafun wrote:yeah census is a real waste of time. uh...where were the whiners the last time they sent it out? or when the las time it was sent out under a repub prez?

It's not the census it is the waste of a letter before the census. Think of all the trees that were destroyed for a useless letter.
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Post  LTRT on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:00 pm

floridafun wrote:yeah census is a real waste of time. uh...where were the whiners the last time they sent it out? or when the las time it was sent out under a repub prez?

Ten years ago is not that long to remember...

The 22nd Census was taken on April 1, 2000 during the Clinton presidency.
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Post  Markwes on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:42 pm

floridafun wrote:yeah census is a real waste of time. uh...where were the whiners the last time they sent it out? or when the las time it was sent out under a repub prez?
No one said the census is a waste of time. Nice spin though.
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Post  LTRT on Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:50 pm

Census 2010 Plagued By Technical Difficulties
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/17/census-plagued-technical-difficulties/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+foxnews%252Fpolitics+%2528Text+-+Politics%2529

Like they didn't see this coming. I'm sure they'll "inform" us that everything will be fine and 100% accurate. drunken
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Post  Markwes on Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:35 am

We should rename it the Senseless.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:52 am

For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing

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Post  Markwes on Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:09 am

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing
I wonder if "Daytona 500" would work too? Very Happy
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Post  Scooby01_98 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:53 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing

I didn't like that question on it either. We will always have race problems as long as the gov't keeps trying to categorize us. I mean really does it matter if a person is Hispanic of Puerto Rico vs Cuba, vs Mexico vs Latin America descent?
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Post  Pez on Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:41 pm

Markwes wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing
I wonder if "Daytona 500" would work too? Very Happy

awesomeness... Nascar fans do seem like a completely different race sometimes.

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Post  Markwes on Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Scooby01_98 wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing

I didn't like that question on it either. We will always have race problems as long as the gov't keeps trying to categorize us. I mean really does it matter if a person is Hispanic of Puerto Rico vs Cuba, vs Mexico vs Latin America descent?
There are too many mixed marriages in this day and age to try to put people into categories. And what good does it do anyway?
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Post  LTRT on Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:35 pm

Pez wrote:
Markwes wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:For "race" I checked "Other" and put "American!" Laughing
I wonder if "Daytona 500" would work too? Very Happy

awesomeness... Nascar fans do seem like a completely different race sometimes.

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Post  LTRT on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:14 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:Well today we received a letter in the mail from the Federal Gov't letting us know that next week we'll be receiving our 2010 Census Form. So if this is the standard practice, what a waste of our tax dollars!!! Do they really need to send this pre-letter? Really? I thought all politicians in DC were looking to cut down on waste? Rolling Eyes
Scooby01_98 wrote:Got my letter, I agree it is a total waste of taxpayer money. Although I wonder if part of it is for a post office stimulus package. Lets see 360 million people average household is 3, 120 million letters. Yep got to be a stimulus package for the post office.
Now there's a "post" census received postcard mailing. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Got mine in the mail today, what a joke.
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Post  Scooby01_98 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:26 pm

Yep, got mine today also. Still say it is a post office stimulus plan.
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:53 pm

Good grief...will they stop at nothing to stop the waste? I'm really surprised (well, not really anymore) that someone...anyone...hasn't said, "You know, this is kind of a waste of the taxpayers' money to be sending out the pre- and post- notices, maybe we should instead use it to pay down the debt."

Only a matter of time before the Chinaman comes calling...

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Post  Markwes on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:06 pm

There's one thing I find interesting. The form says to include your household information as of April 1, 2010. Yet, they tell you to mail it back "today" and send these reminders like there's a big hurry. What if something changes in a household between now and April 1st?
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Post  LTRT on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:36 pm

Markwes wrote:There's one thing I find interesting. The form says to include your household information as of April 1, 2010. Yet, they tell you to mail it back "today" and send these reminders like there's a big hurry. What if something changes in a household between now and April 1st?

The other thing I find interesting is that there's these big bold warnings 'informing' you that 'your response is required by law', but yet public info tells us that there was only a 67% return rate on the 2000 census, did they lockup the 33% that didn't return them. What a Face
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:40 pm

LTRT wrote:
Markwes wrote:There's one thing I find interesting. The form says to include your household information as of April 1, 2010. Yet, they tell you to mail it back "today" and send these reminders like there's a big hurry. What if something changes in a household between now and April 1st?

The other thing I find interesting is that there's these big bold warnings 'informing' you that 'your response is required by law', but yet public info tells us that there was only a 67% return rate on the 2000 census, did they lockup the 33% that didn't return them. What a Face
naw, they just gave them a Wet Willie! Laughing

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