So today I was at a local park with my kids. Along come a bunch of census workers and they are handing out free t-shirts, pennants, and hats emblazoned with "Census 2010" and associated slogans. What a waste of tax dollars! Why in the world is our government spending the money they steal from us on advertising for the Census? Even if advertising was a proper thing, why are they handing out these t-shirts and pennants to children? As a side note, since I know someone will likely bring it up, the park I was at was a privately funded community park. No tax dollars spent on it .