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Old 03-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Status: "Carolina Dreamin" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Ok - I just opened my mail and in there is a letter from the good ole US of A saying, in 1 paragraph - we are writing this letter to let you know we will be sending you another letter next week re: the census

#1 - Aren't most people aware that we will get this census letter?
and if not
#2. What value does this letter add?

I don't know what the cost was to send this letter to everyone, but it's got to be a lot. Isn't the gov't already in enough debt? Do they actually pay people to dream up ways to get in even further debt?

I can't express how totally IGNORANT this is

(P.S. - I don't believe this is a reflection on the person in office - this stupid stuff would happen no matter who was in office.)

 
Old 03-08-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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You jumped the gun on me MN2CO!!!!!!!!!! Just got one and that was going to be tomorrow's peeve. What idiots are running the asylum???
 
Old 03-08-2010, 02:45 PM
Status: "Carolina Dreamin" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
You jumped the gun on me MN2CO!!!!!!!!!! Just got one and that was going to be tomorrow's peeve. What idiots are running the asylum???
Good - can't wait to see if the whole country got one
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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I think they are trying to help out the Postal Service.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Glad I read this thread. I remembered the mail was still in the box. No card in mine. It seems like I remember them doing the card thing before. Very efficient, eh?
 
Old 03-08-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California desert
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Have not gone up to the mailbox yet to get today's mail..its DARK now so will get it in the morning..just what we need, money spent to tell us another piece of mail coming..
 
Old 03-09-2010, 03:22 AM
 
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Originally Posted by dogmom View Post
Have not gone up to the mailbox yet to get today's mail..its DARK now so will get it in the morning..just what we need, money spent to tell us another piece of mail coming..
I hate it when I forget to bring the mail in and it gets too dark to go and get it. I always wonder if someone else is going to get my mail and my identity. I have had my identity stolen so many times I am not sure who may be me at any given time. Even my children have had there's stolen and it is a hard problem to fix.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Southern California desert
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Our mailboxes are locked but yeah we should go up and get it everyday...sometimes we just not feeling well..
 
Old 03-09-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: My Private Island
4,913 posts, read 4,234,479 times
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Originally Posted by MN2CO View Post
Ok - I just opened my mail and in there is a letter from the good ole US of A saying, in 1 paragraph - we are writing this letter to let you know we will be sending you another letter next week re: the census

#1 - Aren't most people aware that we will get this census letter?
and if not
#2. What value does this letter add?

I don't know what the cost was to send this letter to everyone, but it's got to be a lot. Isn't the gov't already in enough debt? Do they actually pay people to dream up ways to get in even further debt?

I can't express how totally IGNORANT this is

(P.S. - I don't believe this is a reflection on the person in office - this stupid stuff would happen no matter who was in office.)

LOL....I said the EXACT same thing to my husband when we got the letter yesterday. I mean really....just goes to prove how stupid and wasteful our goverment body can be.

I bet at least 1,000 or more jobs could have been created with the cost of generating that letter alone!
 
Old 03-09-2010, 11:58 AM
 
18,733 posts, read 20,523,298 times
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Originally Posted by MN2CO View Post
Ok - I just opened my mail and in there is a letter from the good ole US of A saying, in 1 paragraph - we are writing this letter to let you know we will be sending you another letter next week re: the census

#1 - Aren't most people aware that we will get this census letter?
and if not
#2. What value does this letter add?

I don't know what the cost was to send this letter to everyone, but it's got to be a lot. Isn't the gov't already in enough debt? Do they actually pay people to dream up ways to get in even further debt?

I can't express how totally IGNORANT this is

(P.S. - I don't believe this is a reflection on the person in office - this stupid stuff would happen no matter who was in office.)
From a Dilbert cartoon strip that I keep on my bulletin board. This is so old it is turning brown!

The Pointy Haired Boss speaking to Alice:

1st panel
"Alice. I just sent you an email."

2nd panel
"Here's a copy of my message but I'll just tell you what it says."

3rd panel
"It says I sent you a voice mail telling you to look for a fax that says I want to talk to you."

A more modern version would have twitter in there somewhere.

And I worked for a guy who would do this!

Probably not. Don't underestimate the denseness of the American Public.
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