Sounds more like a subsidy for the Post Office to me.
120 Million Households to Begin Receiving 2010 Census Advance Letter.
"The U.S. Census Bureau today began mailing advance letters to about 120 million addresses nationwide, notifying households that 2010 Census forms will be arriving March 15-17. The one-page letter urges households to complete the 10-question census form when it arrives and to return it in the accompanying prepaid envelope as soon as possible."
I'll be happy to mail it back asap - with only one question answered: how many people live here. Period.
About one week from now, many households will receive the 2010 Census form in the mail.
Update: Malkin, et al agree with moi.