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HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies

 
TXGal4Truth
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HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
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Published: Feb 21, 2010
Updated: Feb 24, 2010

Census Fortune Cookies will soon contain messages like "Put down your chopsticks and get involved in Census 2010" from the federal government. The message can be found on one side, while the fortune is printed on the other. It's just part of a broader effort by the Census Bureau to spread the word around before April 1.

Census cookies are made by Tsue Chong Co., a cookie factory in Seattle's Chinatown International District. More than 2 million cookies will be shipped to restaurants and grocery stores in the northwest. The cookie company has called it a "great thrill" to partner with the bureau for such an important effort.

In addition, more than 112 million households will begin receiving forms in the mail beginning in late March. The decennial count helps allocate more than $400 billion a year in federal funds to state and local governments. The funds are used for public housing, highways and schools.

The Census Bureau states that each uncounted person means a loss of about $1,400 in federal money per year. It is also a program that faces big criticism for spending. For example, the bureau kicked off a $320 million media campaign on Super Bowl Sunday, with ads in 28 languages.

The Census Bureau estimates that the life-cycle cost of the 2010 Census will be $13.7 billion to $14.5 billion. It is the most expensive census in the nation's history. In fact, people in congress will suggest that the 2010 Census is in the Constitution where it mandates a decennial count.

However, our founding fathers only created the system to create the necessary number of seats in the House of Representatives. This also provides two senators from each state. There is much debate going on if the federal government has the right to use the census for other economic purposes.

Wasting Taxpayer Dollars For 2010 Population Count

The Census Bureau has already wasted millions of dollars in preparation for its 2010 population count. Thousands of temporary employees collected $300 checks without actually performing the work. Other employees spent more money for their travel expenses than what was budgeted.

Federal investigators caution the excessive charges could multiply once the $15 billion headcount begins next month. The agency wants to impose tighter spending controls. It is definitely a program that is wasting taxpayer money.

The program is paying a lot of money for television ads and fortune cookies to remind people of the Census. It would seem more efficient if local cities and county governments did the counting. These numbers could be counted every ten years and given to the state representative.

Last Edited by TXGal4Truth on 02/24/2010 05:46 PM
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

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yah !!!!!!!!!! I read about this...
Now we can't enjoy our Chinese food without the government invading out space.

LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
"Sometimes the object of the Journey may not be the end, but the Journey itself"


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You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

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 Quoting: bobnightman


I guess you don't find this just a bit ridiculous?
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
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We are called to be BOLD. ~Joshua 1:9~
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You call me paranoid. I call you uninformed.

:tgdmwt:
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You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

[link to costofwar.com]


I guess you don't find this just a bit ridiculous?
 Quoting: TXGal4Truth

No I compare it to the money we are/will be spending on war...And not so bad!
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yah !!!!!!!!!! I read about this...
Now we can't enjoy our Chinese food without the government invading out space.

LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
LEAVE MY FORTUNE COOKIE ALONE!!!!!!!!!
 Quoting: Cyndexia


For Real!
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
************************************
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” ~Isaac Newton
************************************
We are called to be BOLD. ~Joshua 1:9~
************************************
You call me paranoid. I call you uninformed.

:tgdmwt:
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You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

[link to costofwar.com]


I guess you don't find this just a bit ridiculous?

No I compare it to the money we are/will be spending on war...And not so bad!
 Quoting: bobnightman


Well, it seems that nowadays MONEY is ridiculously spent on just about anything and everything. But, this article was about FORTUNE COOKIES. Not money spent on wars. There is an option to post a thread on that ya know? :)
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
************************************
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” ~Isaac Newton
************************************
We are called to be BOLD. ~Joshua 1:9~
************************************
You call me paranoid. I call you uninformed.

:tgdmwt:
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

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I guess you don't find this just a bit ridiculous?

No I compare it to the money we are/will be spending on war...And not so bad!


Well, it seems that nowadays MONEY is ridiculously spent on just about anything and everything. But, this article was about FORTUNE COOKIES. Not money spent on wars. There is an option to post a thread on that ya know? :)
 Quoting: TXGal4Truth


Jus putting the amount into perspective is all...Cry me a river
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
You wanna bitch about money?...Start here!

[link to costofwar.com]


I guess you don't find this just a bit ridiculous?

No I compare it to the money we are/will be spending on war...And not so bad!


Well, it seems that nowadays MONEY is ridiculously spent on just about anything and everything. But, this article was about FORTUNE COOKIES. Not money spent on wars. There is an option to post a thread on that ya know? :)


Jus putting the amount into perspective is all...Cry me a river
 Quoting: bobnightman


tissue
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
************************************
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” ~Isaac Newton
************************************
We are called to be BOLD. ~Joshua 1:9~
************************************
You call me paranoid. I call you uninformed.

:tgdmwt:
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
Speaking of fortune cookies: I recently found the oddest fortune. It said, "Oops! Wrong cookie." Seriously. tounge
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Speaking of fortune cookies: I recently found the oddest fortune. It said, "Oops! Wrong cookie." Seriously. tounge
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Awe you got screwed..... To Funny....chuckle
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
Nothing amazes me about the bastards anymore. Yesterday it was Hammers & Toilet Seats....Today it's Fortune Cookies.

I like the idea of each State taking control of their own Census via Counties. You tally up the results and send it
to the Federal Government.

That way the Federal Government would only need to hire 1 Director, 4 Asst. Directors, 50 Managers, 300 Supervisors & 1800 Employees to count the results.

And you think I kidding.........

Oh one last comment....about the Hammers. In 1986, I owed the Federal Government $250. With my return I sent them, 1 brand new shiny Hammer and a copy of the Times article that said the Government was purchasing Hammers for over $300. In my note I told them "to keep the change". That was the beginning of my revolt.

My only regret, that I didn't see the article on the Toilet Seats first, LOL.
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Re: HUH? Census Bureau Putting 'MESSAGES' In More Than 2 Million Fortune Cookies
A town in Tennessee spent $50,000 for advertising advising residents that the town would get $100 in federal funds for each completed census form. The form included a huge picture of the current mayor who is running for re-election. I'm thinking it was Franklin, TN...but not sure about that part.

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