Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under The Money Pit
Well, this is special:
Fill out your Census form and … win an iPod? A Starbucks gift certificate? Cash?
Doing your civic duty would literally pay off if the Commerce Department and Congress decide to dangle prizes to get people to answer Census questionnaires in 2010.
The Census Bureau is looking at ways to increase responses, including the use of prizes as an incentive, says spokesman Stephen Buckner.
If by “special” you mean “completely abandoning the concept of civic duty for a kindergarten-esque performance-for-gold-stars scenario.”
Does it please you people to be treated like trained monkeys? Or can you think of nothing other than the personal material gain? Gods forbid you should participate because the ultimate benefit…in the appropriate allocation of federal funding for those of you not paying attention…is to your neighborhoods. Far better to ask “what’s in it for me?”