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Minnesota Tries to Sugar-Coat Population Changes

By December 21, 2023January 30th, 2024Commentary

The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s paper that is a formal arm of the Democratic party and always presents “news” in a light that is positive to the whackos in charge of the state, notes that recent census data suggests that the study has reversed its population losses.  Population changes are the sum of births and deaths among residents, people who move out of the state and into the state from other states, and legal and illegal immigration.  According to the census data, Minnesota gained 23,615 people, or .4% of its population, between July of 2022 and July of 2023.  According to this data, which will likely be revised upward, Minnesota lost only 4700 people to other states in this time period, compared to 11,000 in 2021 and 29,000 in 2022 (the Strib article mis-states the revised loss in 2022).   (Strib Article)

A more balanced perspective on the population data is found in this Center for the American Experiment Post.  (CAE Post)  That post notes that the only reason we are gaining population is a surge in international migration in the last two years.  This is largely comprised of illegals crossing the border and being transported to Minnesota under the Bidementia administration’s “Ya’ll come on in” attitude toward border security.  These immigrants, both legal and illegal, tend to be a heavy burden on public finances.  They also may not be entirely law-abiding, as fraud on and abuse of government programs is widespread–note those who were involved in the mammoth school lunch fraud.

Buried in the Strib article we find that we still ranked 36 among states for net domestic migration.  The Dakotas are both having good population growth, while Wisconsin and Iowa are in the Minnesota area.  When the state had a more rational government–pre-Dayton and Walz, it routinely attracted more people from other states than it lost.  No one, other than whacked progressives, could believe that the massive tax hikes and other policy changes are not responsible for people leaving the state.  Here is the bottom line–people who have lived in Minnesota and experienced its bizarrely insane government are leaving faster than they are being replaced by those who live in other US states.  And those leavers tend to have high incomes.

More on the national picture in another post.

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  • Blackwing1 says:

    When we abandoned the sinking ship of Minnesnowta they lost a big chunk of income. Not just the direct income tax that they’d have been levying on us, but 100% of all of the sales tax on everything we’d have bought. This doesn’t even begin to account for the lost opportunity costs of all of the money we would have spent in the state; the uncounted number of jobs supported by these expenditures for food and other essentials. We left because we could see what was coming.

    We now live in a Western state that has no income tax, and a modest (when compared to MN) sales tax. All of our expenses (health insurance, car insurance, home insurance, utilities, etc. ad nauseum) are lower. We estimate we’re spending half of what we would in MN and enjoying the rule of law as well.

    We hate and despise the people who forced us from our former home. Minneapolis, in which we grew up, used to be a beautiful city. It’s now a haven for bums, addicts, and mentally defective people who have the backing of the government in the destruction of societal norms. We miss the land, and the beauty, but nothing else at all. When if finally crumbles under the weight of the parasites versus the productive we will bid it a final “adieu” and go on living here.

  • Gustav Speed says:

    Sorry, as a scientist it is like nails on a blackboard. Data is plural thus “these data”

    • Kevin Roche says:

      not really, I have looked at this and sent you a reply. Collective nouns can be plural or singular.

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