I hate the census now. We are being inundated with advertising about it and all of it shows me that my government doesn’t know what the hell it is doing. Today I was driving North on Highway 1 and noticed a Census 2010 billboard. It was pointing out that if I didn’t fill out and mail in my census form, they wouldn’t know how many buses we would need. No kidding? I don’t remember a bus question on the form. Since there are two of us on our census form, does that somehow justify some portion of a bus? I see buses in our area, but I haven’t ever ridden on one. I don’t want to be used as an excuse for the government to buy a new bus.
I have an idea. Why doesn’t one of our rocket scientists in the government actually climb on board a damn bus and see if there are any empty seats. If there are – then we don’t need any more damn buses. Government transportation is a financial anchor on a community. It is a loser for the communities that fund it as it saddles them with a system that they can never walk away from. Further, Americans generally don’t like public transportation – they want to drive cars – big cars. Public transportation is another example where the government for all the right reasons, picks a loser of a solution. If there was a need for such transportation and it could be done economically – someone would do it. Leaving it to the government guarantees a bad solution every time.
The census isn’t about buses, hospitals, or “getting our fair share.” The census is about the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives – that’s it. No more, no less.
Conservative Resistance – Day 524
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