Earlier today, I was walking around the neighborhood and saw a Census 2020 poster with their slogan: “We all count.”

My guess is this campaign was conceived before the coronavirus pandemic, because we’ve since learned we’re not all essential.

In fact, I believe, speaking of counting, that we’ve determined 36 million Americans don’t count. That’s the number of Americans who’ve lost their job since the start of the lockdown. That number coincides with the workers who’ve been told by their governors that they are “non-essential.”

Not surprisingly, the Census, a government-run organization, will learn, when the counting is over, that government workers were deemed essential… by other government workers.

And you wonder why people may resent government workers. (Unless you read The Bubbler, of course.)