Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm So Glad the Gov't Knows How to Spend Our $$$ (Updated)

Two million fortune cookies are being stuffed with messages promoting the U.S. Census, courtesy your tax dollars.

From the Seattle Times via My Two Census:
“Put down your chopsticks and get involved in Census 2010,” reads one message. “Real Fortune is being heard,” reads another.

It’s all part of a broader effort by the Census Bureau to spread the word about the upcoming population count on April 1.
Bessie Fan, co-owner of the fortunate fortune-cookie factory that landed the government contract said that it is a “great thrill to partner with the census for such an important effort."

Meanwhile, back in New York State, officials are telling residents that they might delay sending out state tax returns, which will hurt many families, and are planning to close many state parks, which will hurt families and small businesses and destroy jobs that depend on tourism.

Update: And then there's that little matter of Obama's new iteration (released this morning) of his plan to increase health care costs beyond the country's ability to pay for it. Read William Jacobson's observation: Obama's Plan in Two Words.

I'm waiting to get the fortune cookie message that says: "The government will stop wasting your hard-earned money." No word on who is going to partner with the Obama administration on that effort.


  1. I find it all too appropriate that the census is slated for April Fools!

    By the way, I just linked to this post.