Skip to comments.Bay State wants everyone to count ( Mass losing people, money, congressional seats, power ... )
Posted on 07/04/2006 6:44:16 PM PDT by george76
Boston, as well as the state, has been losing population in the past few years.
If those numbers are confirmed by the 2010 federal census, Massachusetts could lose up to two congressional seats, as well as federal money for highway, education, and development programs that are tied to population.
Responding to concerns raised by the state's congressional delegation, local mayors, and Secretary of State William F. Galvin, lawmakers included $100,000 in the $25.7 billion state budget last week to pay a University of Massachusetts think tank to start researching the numbers to make sure that as many residents as possible are counted.
"Everyone is wringing their hands about how we're losing population," said Galvin, whose office will work with researchers at the Donahue Institute at UMass to try to track hard-to-locate populations.
``We want to do something about it, make sure every person who should be counted is counted. We're going to look in every nook and cranny in Massachusetts to count everybody who is here."
Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday that the funding will allow the state to come up with its own population numbers and not have to rely on federal figures.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Sounds familiar. So, they're going to start cheating on the census now, eh? Hope others that are in a better position than I get the same vibe from this.
A 50% tax cut would be a whole lot more effective. ;)
Suprise suprise! Mass-hole Nanny staters driving people away.
I guess we could move a lot of illegal aliens to Mass!
Staying in Mass may be some of the jobs that Americans won't do.
The state can start counting the illegals, the dead, the tourists, the university students from other states...
I know it is Schadenfreude but this is a DUFU thing ;)
I'm here to tell ya,boys and girls,that the movers and shakers of this state (both in and out of politics) are *genuinely* clueless as to why this state is losing population.
But after a thorough scouring of graveyards and foreign countries far and wide,they will find a million or more additional residents.
Watch for MA to gain three Congressional seats after the 2010 Census!
Solution is very easy: get the counters dead drunk. Then everything [whatever it is] will be counted twice. Now they need to stop the payment on that 100K check to University of Massachusetts think tank, and send me my fee - something modest but decent... say, a price of a VERY good restaurant dinner.
"Bring out yer dead!!"
The less congressoinal lawmakers that come from Mass along with New York, the better for the rest of the country. Now only if California would lose some congressional seats, especially from the San Fran area.
They may count the same people twice, too.
Plus Mass and NY may lose votes for President.
People are leaving Massachusetts? I wonder why???????
Interesting info and surprising that Suffolk County is losing population. All the potato(e) farms must be developed. Still surprising. Apparently the more self-sufficient folks are voting with their feet.
Maybe they could count 'minorities' twice to make up for past malfeasance. Like a reparation kind of thing. Each gay person counts as two people because, not only are gay people just better than everyone else, but they might have been discriminated against at one time or another.
Sheesh...I better shut up. I don't want to give them too many ideas...lol
Connecticut is losing also. The Carolinas are the place of choice.
Some try to blame the weather.
But New Hampshire is gaining some of these big tax and spenders liberals...
I'm not surprised.I'll be leaving in the not-too-distant future for VA or NC.I won't go any farther south because I need four seasons.
Massachusetts is almost a textbook virus infected cell.
A virus infects the host cell. It hijacks the cell and proceeds to alter the cell and turn it into a virus factory. In the process it kills the cell and all the virii break free and flood to the neighboring cells where they infect them and repeat the process all over again.
Just replace "virus" with "leftist thought".
I left MA in Sep 2001 after I lost my wife. I never really liked living in MA because I couldn't stand being around Catholics who continued to send those two abortion-mongers, Kennedy and Kerry, back to the Senate. And my congresscritter, Bill Delahunt, was the guy who was treating with Chavez for cheap oil for the poor in Southie after I left. There are some good people in MA, but they are outnumbered by the bed-wetting limp wrists.
3. Schools (esp. Suffolk county).
3a. Enforced policy of multiculturalism.
There are too damn many people here anyway. I will still be around to hold the fort, plow over the last half of the 20th century, and plant orchards.
The truly funny (and disgusting) thing about the political landscape of this state is that Barney Frank may well be the most reasonable and respectable member of our Congressional delegation.
"...outnumbered by the bed-wetting limp wrists."
Every time I see Bawney on TV, I can't help but like the guy. What really turns me off is his Hillary-rumpswab of a sister, Anne Lewis. She makes me bahf. My nephew met Bawney at a Synagogue in DC and said that he's really a smart, funny guy.
I disagree that they are clueless, I think they know full well why everyone is leaving. They have also become fluent in liberal speak, so they can feign ignorance on any number of subjects very well. But come on, NO ONE is that stupid!
They can talk the talk very convincingly, but I don't buy it. Obviously they can't come out and SAY why, but they know. MA has become a very hostile environment for anyone right of the far left. People are just plain sick and tired of the elephant in the room, the same elephant these liberals refuse to admit is there.
That's an interesting graphic.
That sounds just like the relationship between California and Oregon.
I live in Maryland , and hope to be moving in the not too distant future north to New England. New Hampshire would be my first choice, but Massachussetts only comes in second because of NH's tax benefits. Although we have four abbreviated seasons, from the mid-atlantic to the carolinas...summers can be brutal. Often Spring and Fall are only fleeting, and winter still gets cold. This year we had a splendid spring...but it's certainly not usual.
New tag line ?
"Massachusetts is almost a textbook virus infected cell."
All I can think of to say to you is..you obviously don't get to Boston,Cambridge,Brookline or Newton very much,do you?
It is not necessarily the population that determines government largess. Ask Senator Bird how many people are in West Virginia. Washington, D.C. has no voting representation in congress but does pretty well when it comes to budgets. How much did Massachusetts contribute to the Big Dig and how much did the rest of the country hand over? California just hocks itself to the gills
Where there is senority there is bucks.
New York losing Congressional seats actually isn't as good a thing as it would seem on the surface. Democrats have a great shot at taking both state Houses and Spitzer will likely be governor during the next redistricting. The seats that will be lost will almost certainly be Republican.
A lot of Mass., Conn.,and N.Y., plates here this lovely weekend. Think they might stay? No sales tax and income tax!! I bet ya they will.
"We're going to look in every nook and cranny in Massachusetts to count everybody who is here."
Uh yah, and every GRAVE MARKER!
Heck I live near Northampton, and I can barely stomach that! I avoid it like the plague.
Now that would be progress!
What ever happened to the idea of cheap/free university of Mass tuition for illegal immigrants ?
Did it pass ?
If Mass offers extra high welfare, food stamps, free health care, free housing ...they might attract many lazy bumbs to move there for the census period.
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