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March 25, 2008

2010 census to cost $11B+

If there's maybe 350M people, that's roughly $31/head.

...At more than $11 billion, the initial cost of the 2010 census was already the most expensive ever...
I would humbly suggest that the government hand out $20 bills as "motivation" for people to fill out the forms. $5 won't do it, but $20 certainly would -- that several bottles of T-bird or Val-U-Rite. All the hobos will be very cooperative for $20. And it will cut the cost of doing the census by 1/3.

The article at the link runs down the technological clusterfuck this 2010 census is shaping up to be. Think Florida voter grade incompetence. Think butterfly ballot design quality. Add to that a heady mix of federal stupidity associated with pissing away $11B and we're going to have some real entertainment here in the next couple of years.


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