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THE CENSUS, OBAMACARE AND THE UNINSURED

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
The Wall Street Journal

  • SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

Health insurance remains closely tied to employment. Don’t expect a turnaround until the jobs picture improves.

  • By SALLY C. PIPESMs. Pipes is president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco. Her latest book is “The Truth About Obamacare” (Regnery 2010).
The U.S. Census Bureau has released its latest estimates on poverty, income and health-insurance coverage. Strikingly, the official poverty rate is the highest it’s been in 50 years.

As one might expect, the number of Americans without health insurance also rose—to 49.9 million, an increase of 919,000 since 2009.

But that large number hides more than it reveals. And diving into it shows that the uninsured rate won’t fall unless the economy starts humming again. Unfortunately, ObamaCare’s billions of dollars in new taxes and regulations won’t allow that to happen.

Let’s take a closer look at the 49.9 million uninsured. The Census reports that 9.5 million of them, about 19%, have household incomes over $75,000. In other words, a fifth of the uninsured make at least 50% more than the median American. They can afford to purchase a plan but have chosen not to.

Another 8.8 million uninsured make between $50,000 and $75,000. Paying for coverage might be more of a stretch for these folks, but they still have incomes higher than the majority of Americans. (more…)

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MAP OF U.S. ACCORDING TO 2010 CENSUS

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Just glide your cursor over the map and it displays every county.
Can’t imagine how long it took to create this map!!

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THE IMPACT OF THE CENSUS NUMBERS

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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April 4, 2011

What the Census Does and Doesn’t Do to

Politics

By Salena Zito

4/3/2011

On a frigid February morning, the Census Bureau delivered chilling news to the mayors of New York, Detroit and Chicago.

A big chunk of each city’s black population had packed up and left. They took with them political clout, congressional seats, and the federal funding for roads, bridges, schools and other public services, on which big cities depend.

After reviewing the numbers and calculating the impact, New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, led the chorus on the decennial count, demanding a do-over. (more…)

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LATINOS FUEL GROWTH IN DECADE

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
  • The Wall Street Journal
    • MARCH 25, 2011

    WSJ’s Sudeep Reddy reveals details from the 2010 U.S. Census, including surges in the Hispanic and Asian populations, and a migration of African-Americans to the south.

    In a demographic shift touching every corner of the U.S., the Hispanic population grew faster than expected and accounted for more than half of the nation’s growth over the past decade, with the group’s increase driven by births and immigration.

    Growing Diversity

    See population and growth rates by race for every state.

    The Census Bureau—in its first nationwide demographic tally from the 2010 headcount—said Thursday the U.S. Hispanic population surged 43%, rising to 50.5 million in 2010 from 35.3 million in 2000. Latinos now constitute 16% of the nation’s total population of 308.7 million. (more…)

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    FRED UPTON – A RUST BELT REVOLUTIONARY

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    WASHINGTON POST

    By George F. Will
    Sunday, January 9, 2011;

    Consensus is scarce but almost everyone agrees with this: The government is dysfunctional and the Internet is splendid. But last month, the Democratic-controlled Federal Communications Commission, on a partisan 3-2 vote, did what a federal court says it has no power to do: It decided to regulate the Internet in the name of “net neutrality.” The next morning, a man who can discipline the FCC said: Well, we’ll just see about that. “We are going to be a dog to the Frisbee on this issue.”

    Rep. Fred Upton, 57, who represents southwestern Michigan, is now chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He notes that last summer the Progressive Change Campaign Committee got 95 Democratic congressional candidates to pledge support for federal regulation of the Internet. In November, all 95 lost. Upton will try to stymie the FCC’s impertinence by using the Congressional Review Act, under which a measure to reverse a regulation gets expedited consideration and cannot be filibustered in the Senate.

    The capacious jurisdiction of Upton’s committee will allow him, if he so desires, to issue the biblical command “Let there be light” by pushing repeal of the 2007 law that, in 2014, effectively bans sales of incandescent light bulbs. This law, which creates a captive market for those annoying, twisty, flickering fluorescent bulbs, is protectionism disguised as environmentalism: It is corporate welfare for U.S. bulb makers afraid of competition from imported incandescents.

    But Upton has a bigger repeal in mind. He thinks enough Democrats will join all 242 House Republicans in voting to repeal Obamacare, and that repeal will come within 25 or so votes of the 290 necessary to override a presidential veto. This will intensify pressure on other Democratic members – imagine their town-hall meetings – who could provide the veto-proof margin. (more…)

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    VIDEO – IMMIGRATION NUMBERS

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

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    REPUBLICANS MAKE BIG GAINS IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

    Sunday, November 7th, 2010

    Thursday, November 04, 2010

    NationalJournal ^ | 11/4/2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs

    While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats. Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats. The GOP gained majorities in at least 14 state house chambers. They now have– meaning both chambers — of 26 state legislatures.

    That control is a particularly bad sign for Democrats as they go into the redistricting process. If the GOP is effective in gerrymandering districts in many of these states, it could eventually lead to the GOP actually expanding its majority in 2012. (more…)

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    U.S. CENSUS BUREAU RENTING FROM RADICALS

    Friday, October 1st, 2010

    Feds Accused Of Renting From Radicals

    August 16, 2010

    WASHINGTON D.C — The Federal Government is being accused of renting office space from a mosque that allegedly supports terrorism. The blogosphere has erupted. Some in Congress want to order an investigation. Channel Two’s Scott McFarlane investigated these allegations and you might be surprised by what he found. Feds May Be Renting From Radicals
    The U.S. Census is leasing a 6,600 square-foot corner of an old, back-road building in Virginia. Land records that Channel Two obtained confirmed that this location is owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and rented by the Census Bureau.


    LINK: HIJRAH.org
    LINK: Investigative Report on Terrorism


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    CENSUS INFORMATION ON U.S. NEWBORNS

    Saturday, June 12th, 2010
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • U.S. NEWS
    • JUNE 11, 2010

    U.S. Nears Racial Milestone

    Whites Are on Verge of Becoming a Minority Among Newborns in Long-Expected Shift

    By CONOR DOUGHERTY

    Whites are on the verge of becoming a minority among newborn children in the U.S., marking a demographic shift that is already reshaping the nation’s politics and economy.

    The Census reported Thursday that nonwhite minorities accounted for 48.6% of the children born in the U.S. between July 2008 and July 2009, gaining ground from 46.8% two years earlier. The trajectory suggests that minority births will soon eclipse births of whites of European ancestry.

    “The question is just when,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. He guesses the milestone will be crossed in the next few years, and could happen as early as 2011.

    America’s changing face has transformed race relations from the traditional divide of black and white to a more complex mix of race, language and religion. There are new strains on schools and social services, while immigration has emerged as one of the nation’s most contentious issues—as evidenced by Arizona’s recent law that makes illegal immigration a state crime. (more…)

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    U.S. Census Tracks Mail, Raising Fears Among Some

    Saturday, March 20th, 2010
    • The Wall Street Journal
    • MARCH 19, 2010

    By JEAN SPENCER

    Census Bureau officials are counting on an advanced postal tracking system to speed up responses and save the government millions of dollars in follow-up letters and visits by census takers.

    But some privacy advocates and lawmakers are troubled by the tracking system, which they say oversteps privacy bounds.

    The 2010 Census forms arrive this week at 120 million addresses across the country. Each piece of Census mail comes with a unique barcode that lets the U.S. Postal Service and the bureau track individual letters as they travel to and from the bureau. Each time a letter zips through sorting equipment—typically five times between the initial mailing and delivery—it generates data that are fed into a computer system that lets the bureau monitor its progress.

    The Census Bureau can check on what letters have been delivered, residents who have changed their addresses, homes and apartments that are unoccupied and who has returned their Census form, all in real time. (more…)

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