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 on: Today at 08:34:12 AM 
Started by bnlong - Last post by hbt
"First off, it is important to know that the House of Representatives are numbered based on the number of constituents in their state. The same goes for the Electoral College.

Bingo. Less people officially living in Texas (and Florida), less reps and electoral college votes for the wingnut pols in those states to control.

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"Secondly, the U.S. Census is important for the purposes of distributing funds to the public.

And bingo again. Less people officially living in those wingnut "taker" states, the less the rest of us have to support them with taxpayer funds. Let them take care of their own issues.

Because the reverse of this is also true:

"The impact of an undercount could be especially ominous for fast-growing states like Texas with large numbers of immigrants, many of whom are undocumented.  According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas has the second-largest undocumented population immigration in the country, with an estimated 1.5 million undocumented immigrants in the state, trailing only California. Indeed, Texas has rapidly accumulated political power in recent decades precisely because it has been an immigration mecca. Between 2000 and 2010, Latinos alone were two-thirds of the state’s population gain"

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 on: Today at 08:28:37 AM 
Started by joe bunzol - Last post by hbt
Do you guys call Roosevelt 12th street?  It's Cermak, not 22nd street!

Astoundingly enough, it's been exactly as long since I drove by the intersection of Cermak and IL-50 as it was since I drove by by the intersection of 22nd St. and Cicero. 

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 on: Today at 08:22:03 AM 
Started by bnlong - Last post by Mary Ann
Mary Ann's story about the census is interesting from another standpoint.

If counting illegals gave 4 extra House seats to Texas, perhaps a new census that left them out would lead to reapportionment of those seats back to northern states like New York and Illinois. More electoral votes back in the hands of blue state politicians. Not to mention less Federal resources flowing to states like Texas. Kind of a silver lining sort of deal.

I don't know if the change would have that kind of effect especially for Illinois. There's been a mass migration of citizens out of Illinois since Rauner got in.

The purpose of the census is to determine how many people are living in the U.S. and where. If there are families or households who don't complete the census and have U.S. citizens within that household, there will be inaccurate numbers.

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

"The U.S. Census is mandated by the Federal government. In Article 1 Section 2 of the United States Constitution, it mandates that an official count be taken of the population."

"First off, it is important to know that the House of Representatives are numbered based on the number of constituents in their state. The same goes for the Electoral College. Since these two very important groups of people are based on the number of constituents in each state, a count must be taken every ten years to determine how many people there actually are in each state, and in the United States in total."

"Secondly, the U.S. Census is important for the purposes of distributing funds to the public. Taking a count of the people in the country helps the Federal government decide what areas of the population are in need of what services such as: welfare, housing projects, parks and other things mandated by the federal government."

http://www.censusquestions.com/us-census.html

Without an accurate total, many U.S. citizens would not be adequately served by the federal government but that's the idea behind changing the census.

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 on: Today at 07:29:42 AM 
Started by bnlong - Last post by hbt
Mary Ann's story about the census is interesting from another standpoint.

If counting illegals gave 4 extra House seats to Texas, perhaps a new census that left them out would lead to reapportionment of those seats back to northern states like New York and Illinois. More electoral votes back in the hands of blue state politicians. Not to mention less Federal resources flowing to states like Texas. Kind of a silver lining sort of deal.

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 on: Today at 07:21:58 AM 
Started by bnlong - Last post by hbt
Trump camp tries to explain the "last night in Sweden" remark as something he saw broadcast on FAUX News. Which is what everyone suspected.

Nothing more than another gaffe by The Great Miscommunicator, where his mouth was running faster than his so-called brain.

Kind of scary, though, to think that the so-called leader of the free world bases his remarks to the world on propaganda generated by a fake news network, rather than on whatever briefings and intelligence all the government resources at his disposal might provide. But based on reports he's instructed aides to keep those to one page with lots of pictures, he's probably not absorbing much of that intelligence anyhow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39023978

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 on: Today at 07:03:48 AM 
Started by bnlong - Last post by hbt
I guess cutting and pasting propaganda is the new left wing fad... laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy

And signing in just to complain about news articles must be the new right wing fad.

 laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy

Perhaps it would be more informative if all posters would simply stick to the wingnut example on display in this thread, and posted only meaty contributions like, "go Trump!", "ridiculous!", "FAUX News is #1 on cable" and so on. Everyone learns a lot from those.

I'll start: Trump sucks!

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 on: Today at 03:22:47 AM 
Started by 1st over - Last post by 1st over
keep working, baytch---

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 on: Today at 03:22:18 AM 
Started by 1st over - Last post by 1st over
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 on: Today at 03:21:55 AM 
Started by 1st over - Last post by 1st over
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 on: Today at 03:21:34 AM 
Started by 1st over - Last post by 1st over
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