According to this article:
"The Census Bureau projected in April that it anticipates hiring a total of around 635,000 positions in all for the Door-to-Door visits. "
"America's had a very successful first half of the 2010 Census, where more than 72 percent of the nation's households mailed back their census forms," U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said.
The 72 percent response rate matches that of the 2000 census."
So, remember my post about all the advertising and letters they sent to try to get a good response rate to the census? Well, turns out it didn't change the response rate.
From what I have seen, the 2000 census cost 4.5 billion dollars. But the 2010 census is going to cost us 14.5 billion dollars. That is right, 10 BILLION dollars more than 10 years ago and we didn't have any better outcome. Only the government gets to throw around money like this, since it isn't theirs.
And to top all that off, the jobs numbers are being artificially inflating by hiring these temporary census workers. Once the job is over, they will be loosing their jobs.
I know, I know, what more can you expect from our government. Some how I don't think the founders could have imagined that counting our people could be so complicated and expensive.