So I was going through DS's Friday folder from school and they put a refrigerator magnet in there from the census. I don't understand why they need to put something in my kid's folder. I filled the thing out, sent it back. I don't need a reminder (that is paid for with tax dollars) to fill out a form. First they do commercials. Then they send me a letter telling me I will be getting the census. Then they send me the census. Then they send me a postcard reminding me to fill out the census. They send a magnetic reminder home in my DS's backpack (I only have one in elementary school right now, but if DD was in there I would be getting two of these wasteful items). Just how much is it costing each one of us to count us I wonder? Anyone have a figure?
Have you received any other promotional items from the census bureau?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:06 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Because many people are not filling them out.
My daughters school sent home a flyer
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:18 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Answer by lori57703 at 12:50 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Answer by 29again at 1:09 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
I understand what the census means to the schools, but it really bothers me that every taxpayer out there is paying for cheap promotional products as reminders. The water bottle sounds like it was less of a waste of money, but it still bothers me that our tax money is used for stuff that we likely wouldn't buy for ourselves.
I liken this to the massive waste many charities have when after you donate $50.00 to something they send you wrapping paper, a blanket, an umbrella and countless sheets of address stickers. How much of that $50 donation actually went to the cause and how much went to promotional products? it's a waste.
I suppose it shouldn't surprise me, our government is top gun when it comes to finding ways to waste tax payer money.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:08 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Apr. 17, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:20 PM on Apr. 17, 2010