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Old 07-18-2018, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. And yet the other 42 will have 84% of the power of the senate?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.536311a75859
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:46 PM
 
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California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. And yet the other 42 will have 84% of the power of the senate?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.536311a75859
That's how the senate was designed. To give each state equal representation. The House of Representatives affords each state their share of the population.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. And yet the other 42 will have 84% of the power of the senate?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.536311a75859

By 2090 the population density might change dramatically. Hopefully the states will remain the same.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Yep. The Senate represents the states. The House represents the people. So, if OP is right on the numbers, about half of the House of Representatives would come from eight states .
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Tip of the Sphere. Just the tip.
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Hard to know what things will look like in 20 years. Think about the world we live in today... did any of you imagine it 20 years ago?

I sure as hell didn't.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We’ll all live in Mexico by then.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:57 PM
 
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California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. And yet the other 42 will have 84% of the power of the senate?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.536311a75859
This is very disturbing as the Senate has more clout, that means the wishes of 570K ppl from Wyoming would equal or cancel out those of 39M ppl from California. It's an extreme case, but you get the gist of it!

Maybe global warming won't be so bad after all, lol. It sure would spur Americans in coastal cities to move inland and change the political landscape.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:39 AM
 
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California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. And yet the other 42 will have 84% of the power of the senate?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.536311a75859
This is the question you need to ask yourself and do your research on. Why these states?
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hard to know what things will look like in 20 years. Think about the world we live in today... did any of you imagine it 20 years ago?

I sure as hell didn't.
No kidding. When planning my life out, one of my main goals was to visit as much of the world as I can. I planned that while I was young and able, I would first visit the "dangerous" parts of the world like African and South America and leave my retirement years to visit Europe. Thanks to strange turn of events, I feel like I would be safer visiting Brazil, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia over visiting London or Paris.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Well Cali, Texas, Florida and NYC already make up a third of the Nation, so it's likely them just growing at a slightly above normal rate or stagnating with NYC and growing at an average rate like California just means millions of more people than state with smaller base populations. Florida's smaller cities have some of the fastest growing metros because of retirement and likely other things. Texas's four largest cities are growing incredibly fast by sheer numbers, like Houston and Dallas see 100,000+ every year, I'm pretty sure no other American city has had that for the last 5-10 years like they have had.
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