My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

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$47,000 worth of swag in Florida…

Friday, May 7th, 2010

From the Orlando Sentinel:

If you got a free Census T-shirt at an Orlando Magic game, your swag came at taxpayers’ expense.

The U.S. Census Bureau spent $47,000 on 20,000 shirts given to Magic fans during a nationally televised game, but the bureau’s message wasn’t entirely clear to everyone who received the shirts.

A local television station interviewed people who said they were puzzled by the meaning behind the shirt’s “Be Counted” message.