Is The 2010 Census A Bailout For The Post Office?
As I filled out and sent in my Census form the other day, I was thinking, why the heck isn’t this done online? It would save paper, postage, etc. Then I thought wow this is nice for the post office. Especially since the Census Dep’t sent everyone mail telling them that they would be getting another piece of mail (the actual form) in a few weeks.
Assuming there’s at least 100 million households, two pieces of mail each. That is 200 million pieces of mail paid for by the government to another branch of government. Of course, many people are ranting about the ridiculous losses that the U.S. Postal Service is incurring but few people are talking about how much the Census costs (some are). So, why not just fund some mail from the Census “account”?
Seriously. Think about it. It’s 2010. Why isn’t this done online? I mean you can e-file your taxes for heaven’s sake to the IRS but you can’t tell the Census Dep’t how many people live in your house?
The madness continues.