I mentioned the upcoming U.S. Census recently, and noted my disappointment at having to mail back forms instead of filing them electronically which would save money, encourage greater participation, … whoops, that was the other post.
I was going to leave the topic alone, but, I can’t. Last week I received a letter in the mail letting me know that the Census form would be coming. And sure enough, this week the form showed up, with a prepaid envelope to return it. Three mailings. But nope, that’s not enough. I just received a postcard from the US Census Bureau reminding me of a toll free number available for help filling in the form!
Apparently, 120,000,000 letters were sent out ahead of the form to announce its pending arrival, and another 120,000,000 postcards were mailed afterward as a reminder!
The waste of $s is truly sickening, even by government standards!