Feds spend 2.5 million for a 30 seconds of air time.

United States
February 3, 2010 12:41pm CST
Yep 2.5 million of your tax dollars went to pay for a 30 second air time for a commerical during the super bowl about the census. THe census has said they plan to spend around 133 million on advertizing this year for the census. As if most of don't know it going to happen this year. Do we really need reminding...or at least 133 million in reminding? What do you think? Should they have paid 2.5 million to buy 30 seconds of air time on the super bowl? Was this a good way to spend our tax dollars? FYI...the commerical talks about how there are only 10 questions on the census this time....one being "what is your phone number". Why do does the census need to know my phone number? I thought the purpose was to count us...not call us.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
3 Feb 10
A total waist of our money, the 2.5 million, the 133 million, all of it. If they mail me one of those census form I will just throw it away. About these ten questions, as I said I would just throw the census forms, but let us just say I did fill out the form and mailed it make to they, what keeps me from putting a fake telephone number down?
• United States
3 Feb 10
I imagine if they checked and found out it was a fake number they would probly go after you for providing false information to the federal government so some such BS. I agree...complete waste of time. PErsonally I plan on filling it out. But only who many people live in the house, names and ages. I will put NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS on the rest of it. What are htey going to do? I am not lying...it really is none of their business. I am only legally required to tell them how many people live there,names and ages. That is all. That is all they are going to get from me.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Why am I legally required to even tell them how many people live in my house? I know that this is a pointless fight but I am not going to fill out my census form.
• United States
3 Feb 10
It is actuallly in the constitution that they are allowed and required to do a "head count" every 10 years. That way they can keep up with the population to make sure there are enough representation for the population in each area in the government. It is the government that has taken it a step further and started asking a lot more than that.
• United States
4 Feb 10
I was actually watching a movie trailer online with my brother the other day, and we were both utterly confused why the Census was paying for "limited commercial interruption" on what was essentially a commercial we were volunteering to watch... Yeah, this is some of the wasteful spending they should be cutting. Not the return mission to the moon, crap like this needs to be cut. I understand the importance of asking how many people are actually here though... It can help :P