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2009/4/21-28 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:52885 Activity:kinda low
4/21    Real Per Capita spending in CA budget:
        http://www.lao.ca.gov/2008/spend_plan/fig_6.jpg
        Note that is is flat, which is the opposite of what we have
        been repeatedly told on the motd.
        \_ Does capita take in account for unaccounted illegal immigrants?
                                                                -Dr. jblack
        \_ So the problem is we have too many deadbeats?  Or a poorly
           designed tax system?
           \_ Or are spending far too much of it on prisons.
           \_ Our inflow is too variable, and the legistlature doesn't want
              to build a rainy day fund. The last time CA had a budget surplus
              of any size, the Jarvis crowd went into a lather and cut taxes
              via initiative, so you can see why they don't want to put anything
              aside. Maybe people have wizened up, but I doubt it.
              via initiative, so you can see why they don't want to put
              anything aside. Maybe people have wizened up, but I doubt it.
        \_ Damn those immigrants!                               -jblack
        \_ This chart is BullShit:
           Spending in nominal $$$ has roughtly doubled from 1997-8 to 2007-8
           (http://www.dof.ca.gov/budgeting/budget_faqs/information/documents/CHART-A1.pdf
           Population has risen like 12% in that time.
           (http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004986.html
           I don't know what kind of BS inflation numbers they are using to
           make this work out, but I can tell you that there was not THAT high
           inflation between 1997 and 2007.
           make this work out, but I can tell you that it was not THAT high.
           \_ Given 12% population increase those numbers give me about 1.5x
              per capita increase over 10 years, or about 4%/year.  Seems
              about right.
           \_ It does seem kind of high, but 98 to 08 budget is up 80%, not
              100%. Let me look at the numbers more closely.
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Population US Population by State, 1790 to 2008 The following table lists the population of each state in the United States, from the year 1790 to 2007. For 2000, the data includes population per square mile of each state, as well as population rank. Currently, Utah is the fastest growing state in terms of popualation. Michigan, Rhode Island, Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and New Jersey are the only states to have decreased in population in 2008;