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NOT an Obama bash but a general WTH to the govt........

Taxpayers to Fork Out $2.5 Million for Single Census Ad During Super Bowl. The bureau is spending $133 million between January and May -- or, more than $13 million for each of 10 questions, one of which reads: What is your telephone number? -- to publicize the national head-count. Part of that effort is the Super Bowl ad, which Kendall Johnson, a spokeswoman for the bureau, confirmed Wednesday to cost $2.5 million to air. The ad, produced by actor and director Christopher Guest, also will appear in other media, Johnson said.

"We have rotations across all kinds of cable properties on network and cable TV," she said, adding that the bureau plans to advertise in 28 languages, including some as obscure as Hmong, a southeast Asian dialect

We are borrowing money hand over fist from China and the Newly raised debt ceiling could be hit by the end of the THIS really OK?? I find it INSANE!

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Asked by momof030404 at 3:14 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 3:14 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • It is insane. I would say I just don't get where there heads are, but I do. They want to destroy the economy.

    Answer by Carpy at 3:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • They don't care. They don't see it as their money, or their children's money. It is Obama's stash! I will never understand how they cried about Bush's spending but Obama's spending 3 times that and they are a ok with it.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • They need every warm body they can get to load those voting districts if they want a prayer of getting re=elected. They should just charge all the collective campaign funds equally for it.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Kaching Kaching.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:48 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Insanity anything for power even if it destroys America

    Answer by tnmomofive at 3:55 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Anything for a vote!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:06 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Your tax dollar hard at work, advertising at the Superbowl.... THIS is the type of useless, exhorbitant spending that MANY taxpayers hate.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:31 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Hey government.      WTH


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Just goes to prove how desperate the government is getting for people to truly and honestly get involved in solving the problems of this country. It is sad that the best way to reach people in this country is by advertising during a major sports venue. I would have loved to see the business that is greedily taking the money say no thanks Uncle Sam you keep your money this census is important to our future as well as the country we do business in. WOW...OMG blame where the blame is due..corporate largess and Americans being frivolous with their freedoms.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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