I am getting very sick of the "Census" commercials.
"If we don't fill out the Census, we won't know how many buses we'll need, and won't get 'our fair share' of funding."
Here's an idea; it's none of the federal government's business how many buses we need in my town. If the local government determines it needs more buses, then the local government should decide how to fund those buses. How in the Hell does it make any sense to take money out of my pocket in Northern Illinois, send it to Washington, so they can determine from there if I need another bus? What business does government at any level have determining if I need a bus, at all? If my city needs another bus, there should be private company's determining if it's profitable to provide a bus to cart my ass around. If it is profitable, then private company's should be competing to provide that service.
That would be a hell of a lot more efficient than some bureaucrat in Washington determining if I need another bus that I'll never ride, because I can't afford to be sitting at a bus stop when I have more productive things to attend to with my time.