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If Demography Is Destiny,
Good News for Texas, D.C.

Townhall.com, by Michael Barone

Original Article

Posted By:tocsin, 1/3/2013 6:26:08 AM

Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally, the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the Census was conducted in April 2010

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Maybe good news for D.C. but the growth of government is NOT good for the rest of us.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cheese, 1/3/2013 6:37:22 AM     (No. 9095969)

The "insufferable poseur in the White House" -- best ever description!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: locarno, 1/3/2013 6:38:10 AM     (No. 9095970)

I don´t really see whats ´good´ about it. More population means more congestion, crime, traffic jams, and competition for fewer available jobs. And anything thats good for D.C will NOT be good for the rest of the country. The surprising part was CA. I would have expected a much larger exodus from there than is being reported.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/3/2013 6:54:43 AM     (No. 9095987)

Could this be better explained as the insects swarming? Insects are liberals who vote for Rats and destroy a state then move to a state that is still prosperous because it was governed by conservative principles. They take that over and destroy it as well. What is needed is for voters who vote for the same things with their ballot as they vote for with their feet!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jenkinshill, 1/3/2013 7:45:04 AM     (No. 9096042)

When Barone says that DC´s population grew "thanks to the federal government and gentrification" he actually has it backwards. Most of DC´s recent growth is "gentrification" driven by young adults who work in the private sector. The Federal government is certainly expanding. However, because the Federal government has limited office space in DC, most of the new bureaucrats work in the MD/VA suburbs or even farther away. For example, HHS has long had an office complex in suburban Baltimore for the army of bureaucrats that run Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That´s where most of the new Obamacare bureaucrats are going as well--not downtown DC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/3/2013 8:35:21 AM     (No. 9096111)

Enclaves of well armed whites will begin to form across the country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fljack, 1/3/2013 12:44:00 PM     (No. 9096627)

Start with each cul-de-sac and expand within each neighborhood.

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