Sunday, February 05, 2017

No On Calexit?

Conor Friedersdorf writes a commentary for the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat explaining why he thinks Calexit- the proposal for California to secede from the U.S.- is a bad idea:

"...satisfying the urge for ideological purity would come at a very dear cost: a worse life for many millions of Californians and tens of millions of Americans."

I've wrote here and elsewhere Calexit is a good idea for the rest of the country. If anything, the rest of the U.S. should throw us out.


At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cal-exit would severely wound the Democrat party. They would never let that happen.


At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Rusty said...

They let President Trump get elected. That's pretty septic wound.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it. With the 6th largest economy in the world, we're the one state that can definitely survive alone.

If Trump wants to add a 20% tax to California imports, we can jack up their movie theater ticket and fruit prices by 20%. I wonder who will win that battle. Hmmmm.

The only military we'd need is the coast guard, and mostly just for domestic rescue operations. We could count on the US to provide security services further off the coast simply due to the fact that the US would not want another country* to invade California and set up shop on the western US border.

* Russia excluded, due to Trump's love affair with pretty boy Putin.

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything san fran and south can leave
ANON 9:49 says 6th largest economy . take away fed money and see how far below broke that economy falls to and only army needed is coast guard . within a year it be part of mexico and begging for help from anyone and everyone

At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry 12:40, but California ranks 46 out of 50 for federal funding. California is among the states least dependent upon federal money, and, of course, is still the sixth largest world economy.

Currently, California is looking into cutting off state funding *TO* the federal government.

California wags the dog. California can remove itself from this flea-ridden varmint if it wishes. You've been lied to by alt-right news media for years. This is your wake-up call.

2016’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States

California Could Cut Off Feds In Response To Trump Threats

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"California is looking into cutting off state funding *TO* the federal government."

How does that work? Do I have to pay my federal income taxes? When I end up in federal court for tax evasion will telling them that the Libtards in Sacramento assured me I don't have to pay excuse my transgressions?

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's an interesting link. California is given 78 cents back for every $1 it gives to the federal government. California does wag the dog.

The withholding of funds is not related to your individual tax returns that you file. It's a case of California, at the state level, halting certain monetary transfers.

By the way 5:38, you sound uneducated when you throw around middle school-style insults, unless you really are in middle school.

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calif pot revenue potential has gone to their heads.
Hollywood, ranching, farming, mining, logging, fishing, manufacturing, tourism, have left the building, thanks to politics.
The main supplier of living wage jobs is Government.
Go Cal go! I will help you pack.

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chicken Little, the sky isn't falling. California remains economically strong, the strongest state in the country, and the sixth strongest in the world... as judged by impartial economic data.

Boo hoo! Those libtards are winning despite your worst wishes for them! If you don't like it here, I genuinely invite you to move to another state for your wake-up call to learn how great California is right now. Step outside the right wing news bubble.

At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An article yesterday mentioned the State Auditor reported a measly $130 Billion dollar debt. In today's world of Trillion dollar debts, that's just a drop in the bucket.


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