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Old 11-09-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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Isn't it funny that the "broke" states are the ones mentioned? Like children who leave the nest and realize that paying bills is real. They need to come home to Mom and Dad to help pay their way.

 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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they'll control the world's porn market.
Give them anything they want...
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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No, California over pays in federal taxes and our money actually supports other states. We dont mind, btw.
Hmm Nope.

The state was paying out IOUs a few years ago because it couldn't pay its bills. If it wasn't for the rest of the USA it would be bankrupt by now.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Right, and let's not act that if California left, like it wouldn't have an impact on the US. It would have drastic consequences, leading most likely to a civil war and also, most of the reason that the US is so wealthy and deveopled, is because of the blue states, with the exception of Texas.

Let's be real here, what is more powerful economically, a combo of California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Illinois, and Minnesota or a combo of Texas, Georgia, Louisana, South Carolina, Arizona, and Utah?

The answer is clear on that one.
Yeah, they seem to forget that.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Commiefornia has five of our largest bases and most of our Navy, they aren't leaving with that stuff.

But I agree Arizona should build a wall... and make the commieforians pay for it!
Easy there; MOST of Calif is still the US, it's places like LA County and the SF bay area that ain't in 2016. Too; I DON'T want part of "our" river being the border of another country.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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California is the high tech capital of the world, is one of the world's top entertainment and media capitals, a major focal point in the global financial markets, the state grows half the nation's produce, is the biggest donor state to the federal pot( CA puts in more than it gets back) and California has the world's 6th largest economy and poised to surpass the UK and become the world's 5th largest economy.

All of that has me beginning to wonder. Maybe Trump's victory out of state is waking us up to the reality that we no longer belong.

Who knows? We shall see...

#CalExit: Topic of California seceding from the nation takes over social media | The Sacramento Bee

Trump's immigration and jobs policies would actually help California. It's too bad that the majority of the population living there are simply too brainwashed by the establishment media to notice.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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Very true. When you said if there was an election today they would vote to leave, you're completely right.
I hate Trump, but I am willing to give him a chance as I have no choice.

But conservatives also should accept the fact, that the reason this country is economic powerhouse that it is is due more to the blue states than the red states. The only red states (and I mean ones that are consistently red) that really are powerful are Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. If you were to take away the consistently blue states from the US, the rest of the country would become poor pretty quickly. So I suggest some of you saying "leave" as it is nothing, aren't thinking things throughly.

We have to work together on this, I don't think secession is the right attitude, but also saying "we don't need you, so leave" is just as bad. Would love to see how you feel if California, New York, Massachueseets, Illinois and Washington left the Union. Things economically for you would not be pretty at all.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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Right, and let's not act that if California left, like it wouldn't have an impact on the US. It would have drastic consequences, leading most likely to a civil war and also, most of the reason that the US is so wealthy and deveopled, is because of the blue states, with the exception of Texas.

Let's be real here, what is more powerful economically, a combo of California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Illinois, and Minnesota or a combo of Texas, Georgia, Louisana, South Carolina, Arizona, and Utah?

The answer is clear on that one.
The answer IS "clear": Calif doesn't touch Washington by land, NY touches Mass, Illinois is by itself and, so is Minnesota. That alone will kill those states. Too; most of those "liberal" states are "red" taking out Chicago, NYC, SF bay area and so on.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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The parts of California that want to exit, are the same places where the next big one, the 100 year earthquake, will drop them into the Pacific ocean.

What will they do if they are not part of the USA?

Maybe Russia will help them.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Hmm Nope.

The state was paying out IOUs a few years ago because it couldn't pay its bills. If it wasn't for the rest of the USA it would be bankrupt by now.
Incorrect. The federal government has NEVER bailed out our state govt. What a joke. As if.

Those IOUs were issued because the Republican legislators refused to deliberate on the state's budget, which requires a two thirds majority vote.

So we elected Democratic supermajority in the legislature and the obstructionist Republicans are now impotent to stop the budget from passing.

Any more questions let me know.
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