In yesterday's mail, I received an official looking letter from the Census Department. It was quite thin, but I had read that this decade's census form was streamlined, so I excitedly opened it to get to the census.
Instead, it was a letter from the Census Department telling me to expect the census form next week and emphasizing how important it was to fill it out.
Here's an idea: maybe we could start reducing the deficit by not needlessly wasting paper, time, resources, and postage by not sending out useless pieces of paper. Better yet, follow the instructions of the best writing teachers: show, don't tell. Show me the census, don't tell me about it.