Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who Decides Which U.S. Congressmen will Lose Seats?

Who Decides Which U.S. Congressmen will Lose Seats?
Al Ritter

According to the Constitution, states decide who will lose their seat in the U.S. Congress in the wake of the 2010 Census. This may sound fair on the surface, but only if there is a true bi-partisan assembly in the state in question. For instance, in the state of New York the Republicans control the state senate and the Democrats control the house. Decisions will be made by both houses then go to the Governor for a final signing. As of right now they intend to eliminate one seat in upstate and on in New York City, thus making a fair decision.

Where things take an ugly turn would be in states like Maryland (although no changes will be made here.) Our state senate and house have a super majority in favor of Democrats. In Maryland we have 8 U.S. Congressional representatives whom are all Democrats except one. If we had to eliminate one U.S. Congressman, it wouldn’t take much of an imagination to see which one we would lose.

Partisan control is ugly, it is self-serving to the elite, and it alienates the masses. Maryland’s population supposedly grew 9% in the last 10 years (which I find hard to believe with the mass exodus of the wealthy,) but what happens in the next election if that population drops? By then hopefully things won’t matter because Roscoe Bartlett will have finally retired, and the Socialist Republic of Maryland will have total power and control!

1 comment:

barb p said...

Something just doesn't 'feel' right!!! Surprise!!!