Remember when it was racist and evil and anti-democracy when Texas floated this type of thing? Good times, good times (via Twitchy):
Anti-Trump Californians file paperwork, launch campaign to secede from union https://t.co/7vQJaUSbst
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 21, 2016
Anti-Trump secessionists filed formal paperwork Monday launching their petition drive aimed at separating California from the union by first putting the issue before voters on the 2018 ballot.
A petition submitted by the Yes California Independence Campaign calls for repealing language in the state constitution that describes California as an “inseparable part” of the nation and holding a vote on independence on March 13, 2019.
It was also mean and racist when parts of California wanted to secede from California to become their own state (there have been many plans on splitting California into two, four, and even six states). But, hey, this is a great idea!
I would really love to see their plan for the $200+ billion in debt and $1+ TRILLION in unpaid entitlements/pensions. More middle class tax? https://t.co/Q3fxAGYKDX
— Alex Blazquez 🇺🇸 (@alex_forreal) November 21, 2016
Even more fun, how would they export all their products and import so much else? They’d need all sorts of trade deals. Oh, hey, some of Cali’s water comes from out of state. Cut off. They’d be on their own in the event of a natural disaster, and, let’s face it, the whole state is a disaster waiting to happen. Literally.
What about all the food that would need to be imported? Hey, they grow a lot of lettuce and nuts (sic), but, quite a bit more needs to be imported. So does all that fossil fuels. And other things.
Anyhow, grab the popcorn.
Read more at The Pirate's Cove.
Please oh please do secede!
In four easy steps:
1 Let'em secede
2 Glenn Reynolds suggests cutting our corporate tax rate to 10%, to draw all their businesses
3 I propose turning off the Colorado River to those "foreigners."
4 As a foreign country, we wait until they're on the verge of collapse, then turn'em into a proper modern democracy, just like we did with Japan and Germany.
California is not as dependent on the Federal Government as the other 50 states. https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/
Also, a desalinization plant is being installed in Carlsbad, CA to replace the one that the Feds took over to the middle east back in the 80's.
Currently California is the 6th largest economy in the world. They pay more into Federal tax than they get in return.
Bottom line, ideologically they don't fit in with the rest of the country. So why stay?
Good Bye -- Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
What is the impact on the Democratic Party if California secedes?
1. The loss of 55 electoral votes. If all remains equal and the race was run without California's voters Clinton would have only won 177 votes .vs. Trumps 306. There wouldn't be another Democratic President elected for many many years.
2. She would also have lost the popular vote as well, by over 1,000,000 votes.
3. Not an impact on the Democratic Party, but on the voters, California imports 33% of its electricity from out of state, and that number has been growing as California has grown. As that number grows and the cost of desalinization is passed on to the voter what will happen to California's cost of living? Especially after they open up their shared border with Mexico and the influx of new citizens to their country.
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