Thursday, June 25, 2009

Congressman Suggests U.S.P.S Conduct Census

The Salt Lake City Tribune is reporting, "Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants your mail carrier to count you. Chaffetz said Wednesday he will introduce legislation to marry the U.S. Postal Service temporarily with the Census Bureau so that the postal workers can help with the once-a-decade count of how many people live in America."

Chaffetz is quoted in an article by Thomad Burr as saying, "They really have the workforce in place to do this. They already go to everybody's door."

According to the article, Chaffetz proposes taking a "postal holiday," so that mail carriers, instead of dropping bills and magazines to your mailbox, would count the number of people in each household.

Burr writes, "There are 760,000 postal employees, and the Census is anticipating it will need 750,000 temporary workers to conduct the Census next year. Congress is forking out $11 billion to do the count while the Postal Service is looking at a $1 billion revenue shortfall this year."

Shown above, 1971 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Census stamp.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM