Census: Growth and Taxes

The census numbers were released and it wasn’t as pretty as the democrats had anticipated. It was a blow in more than just a power loss. It was a silent protest against taxes that sent many packing to states that had no state taxes. Which are republican leaning states.

Census: Fast Growth in States With No Income Tax | by Michael Barone

For those of us who are demographic buffs, Christmas came four days early when Census Bureau Director Robert Groves announced yesterday the first results of the 2010 Census and the reapportionment of House seats (and therefore electoral votes) among the states.

The resident population of the United States, he told us in a webcast, was 308,745,538. That’s an increase of 9.7 percent from the 281,421,906 in the 2000 Census — the smallest proportional increase than in any decade other than the Depression 1930s but a pretty robust increase for an advanced nation. It’s hard to get a grasp on such large numbers. So let me share a few observations on what they mean. Continue reading . . .

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