July 14, 2011

WHY STOP AT A STATE?:

13 California Counties Look to Secede, Create New State (Amy Bingham, 7/13/11, ABC News)

In California, a state ruled by Democrats, 13 southern and mostly Republican counties are petitioning to create their own state.

“Onerous regulations on business” that are driving jobs out of the state and the California legislature’s attempts to balance the budget by “stealing” tax revenue from local governments are two reason why Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone said he is pushing for secession.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hold a meeting in late September of representatives from every city and county in California to decide if their grievances can be solved without secession.

If not, the group will hammer out the details of creating a new state.


If their primary interest is the quality of life of their citizens they're better off in a country of 13 million than of 300 million. The rest of the 50 will be devolving too.


Posted by at July 14, 2011 5:57 AM
  

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