Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2010 Census bodes well for capitalism

The 2010 Census provides more evidence that liberalism (i.e. progressivism or socialism) does not work and that conservatism (i.e. capitalism) does. The Census results will allow the republicans to gain a half dozen seats by 2011, and many democratic leaning states will lose seats.

I also found it interesting that Michigan was the only state to lose population during the last decade. Of course Michigan was run by the very liberal Governor Granholm, who created many new government programs, increased regulations on businesses and taxes that encouraged many industries to close shop or relocate to more business friendly environments.

According to Yahoo finance:

"The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that the nation's population on April 1 was 308,745,538, up from 281.4 million a decade ago. The growth rate for the past decade was 9.7 percent, the lowest since the Great Depression. The nation's population grew by 13.2 percent from 1990 to 2000.

"Texas will gain four new House seats, and Florida will gain two. Gaining one each are Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.

"Ohio and New York will lose two House seats each. Losing one House seat are Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

"Florida will now have as many U.S. House members as New York: 27. California will still have 53 seats, and Texas will climb to 36."
Considering Obama lost most of the states that gained seats and carried most of the states that lost seats, this could pose a problem for democrats come the 2010 Presidential election.

Yet the states that Obama carried tended to be liberal leaning states. This might be more evidence that liberalism does not work.

The public seems to be realizing this, as they voted many progressives (both republican and democrat) out of office in the 2010 midterm elections last November.

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