02 July 2010

counting people

The United States held a ten-yearly census of its population on 1 April 2010. USA Today reported that while the form was meant to be returned by mail, the Census Bureau also employed 650,000 workers at a cost of US$1.5 billion to visit every dwelling that did not return the form.

If Santa Claus exists and is able to visit every home on the planet (with children), who believe in him, to deliver Christmas presents in a 24 hour period, then the Census Bureau could have hired him alone instead of 650,000 workers. They could have paid him in toys.

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