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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

No one wants population growth

From NumbersUSA

Tuesday, October 3:

Roy Beck and several other members of the NumbersUSA staff joined other immigration-reduction leaders at the National Press Club in a press conference, "300 Million: Milestone or Millstone?" to mark the U.S. population hitting 300 million in the next week or so. As part of the press conference, new poll results were released, which show that most Americans want less immigration and large-scale U.S. population growth. The results are amazing. When asked whether expected population growth under current immigration rates would improve or worsen their quality of life:

Hispanics: By a 6-1 ratio, they say quality of life where they live would be made worse rather than made better by such population growth.
Blacks: By a 9-1 ratio, they fear worse over better (about the same as the 9 ½ -1 ratio for whites).
All Political Affiliations: Democrats expect the population growth will make things worse over better by 7-1. The ratio is 10-1 for Independents, and 14-1 for Republicans.
Every Region of the Country: The survey divided the United States into nine regions. Regardless of the population density, voters in each region appear to much prefer their current level of population over significantly more growth. Not surprisingly, voters in the congested Mid-Atlantic states say one-third more growth would make the quality of life worse over better by a 13-1 ratio. Even voters in the relatively open spaces of the northern Great Plains region say worse over better by a 10-1 ratio.
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Can any of you Democrats or liberals explain to me why you want more people in this country? Is traffic not bad enough already? Do you like longer lines? Do you want higher taxes to pay for more social services for people coming to this country? I know by a 7 to 1 margin you are against population growth, but if we assume in a country of 300 million where say 50 million are under the age of 18, 250 million left, and 80 million are Democrats, 90 million Independents, and 80 million are Republican, that means 10 million of you want to see 100 million more people in this country in the next 50 years.


Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

Well, I can't say that I "want" this huge population increase, but there doesn't seem to be a whole hell of a lot we can actually do about it. Build your fence, make your laws, people will still find their way in, and the population will continue to grow. Yes, lines will get longer, traffic will get worse and taxes will go up. Unfortunately, there is no provision in the Constitution guaranteeing "the Convenience of the People." Growth seems inevitable when you have the mother load of supplies, resources and land. People will flock to the place where they see their best chance to thrive and survive...and right now, we're it.

Wed Oct 04, 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

"If you build it, they will still come."

And, let's take a look at who else in the world has attempted population control by any means necessary... anyone? You, in the back?

Communist China. Correct.

And that's working really well, I hear.

Wed Oct 04, 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Rogue, the population growth in the US is coming form immigration. The US allows 1 million new citizens each year which is more than the rest of the world combined, and as long as the US continues to allow anchor babies, you are right, the population will only grow. The population is at 300 million now, but this only counts legal citizens not the 12 to 20 million illegals in this country. Yes, there would still be population growth because the American household averages more than 2.0 children per home, but this would not cause an increase of 100 million over the next 50 years. You are right, people will continue to come here, but they are not counted as citizens if they are here illegally, and if Congress would end birth-right citizenship, we CAN control our population growth. This country doesn’t need new citizens to take care of, we don’t need the world’s poor to show up at our doors. There are already enough poor people who are citizens of this country that are not being taken care of without having to bring in anyone who wants to come.

QD, comparing China to the US in population growth is apples and oranges, and you know that. China does not have an immigration problem; people are trying to leave that country. They have such a high number of children per household that their country was growing too big and too fast. That is why they instituted a population control. No one is suggesting mass abortions in the US, only lowering the immigration numbers below the 1 million who are allowed in now.

Wed Oct 04, 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

Let me offer this up, and this may have been attempted in the past, I don't know, I was thinking about it yesterday on the drive home. What if, in an effort to keep people from coming here, we (the US) helped Mexico with creating jobs and opportunities that would entice people to stay there? It might help keep numbers down and it could help the US with some badly needed international goodwill. Just a thought.

Thu Oct 05, 12:20:00 PM  
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Fri Oct 06, 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Rogue, I have thought about this solution as well. I think I already said on here once before that we should put a MLB team in Mexico City. If you add about 20 millionaires to the area, then coaches, trainers, team personnel, and to build a new stadium, there would be 100s of millions generated to the local economy, and countless jobs there. The stadium would have to be built, the players would need McMansions which would need to be built, they would hire their own staff to tend to their homes like the do here in the US, hotels would need to be built for when away teams came to town, expensive restaurants, jewelry stores to buy bling, car dealerships, etc.
And, I did read an article by some Mexican politician who said that building something like 1 mile of road in Southern Mexico would probably lead to the equivalent of 300 Mexicans staying in Mexico. If that is true, then the US government can give me a call and I am willing to go down there.
If there is a Canadian baseball team, there can of course be a Mexican one.

Fri Oct 06, 07:29:00 PM  

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