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...