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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    They can do this only after the senate is dismantled. The last thing i want to see is more useless senators

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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Long time Californians have been for splitting the state in two for decades and decades. The resources are up north, the political power down south, guess who gets raped?
    I fully expect this attempt to be just as successful as the previous efforts.

    Can we agree than the people in the less profitable area(s) would lose out on the arrangement, whether we ended up with 2 states or 6?

    And what constitutes "rape" here? By the same logic the most profitable states should secede from the nation, to get out from under the onerous federal tax burden.

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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I fully expect this attempt to be just as successful as the previous efforts.

    Can we agree than the people in the less profitable area(s) would lose out on the arrangement, whether we ended up with 2 states or 6?

    And what constitutes "rape" here? By the same logic the most profitable states should secede from the nation, to get out from under the onerous federal tax burden.
    That would include California.

    What and idea: Let's split California from the US and bring back the Bear Flag Republic.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yes a misspoken word at the end of a long day of campaigning 6 years ago.........you must feel so smart.........
    God, that campaigning must be so tough. What else could make one forget how many states (an even 50) are in this country? Naaa, just another example of a Kenyan that has no friggin' clue. The same guy that won't release his college transcripts, too many embarrassing skeletons, I would guess. One thing we do know...he obviously failed grade school U.S. history and geography, or never took it, since he was a foreign exchange student in college.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    God, that campaigning must be so tough. What else could make one forget how many states (an even 50) are in this country? Naaa, just another example of a Kenyan that has no friggin' clue. The same guy that won't release his college transcripts, too many embarrassing skeletons, I would guess. One thing we do know...he obviously failed grade school U.S. history and geography, or never took it, since he was a foreign exchange student in college.

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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly, and the idea of breaking California into two states has been around for as long as I can remember. If the dividing line put LA and SF into one state, and the area north of the Tehapis and east of the Coast range into another, we'd have one more red state, so the Senate would gain two Republicans.

    Oh, and the wacky idea of spending a hundred billion or so on a high speed rail system would no doubt go away finally.
    The high speed rail would just loop around SF and LA pointlessly. You ignore that, like all government boondoggles, the price of the project IS the purpose for the project.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    You could combine all of Bush's into one and it's still not as goofy as Obama's 57 states. That was an all-timer.
    I dunno. Bush was pretty good at brain-farts. In fact, he was the King.

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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The high speed rail would just loop around SF and LA pointlessly. You ignore that, like all government boondoggles, the price of the project IS the purpose for the project.
    So, Sacramento actually wants to bankrupt the State of California? I hadn't thought of that. I just thought they were a bunch of idiots.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, Sacramento actually wants to bankrupt the State of California? I hadn't thought of that. I just thought they were a bunch of idiots.
    I didn't say they WANT to bankrupt the state, they just want an expensive project that will employ a lot of people for many years and assume they can just scrape a few more dollars out of the taxpayer's wallet to cover it.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I didn't say they WANT to bankrupt the state, they just want an expensive project that will employee a lot of people for many years and assume they can just scrape a few more dollars out of the taxpayer's wallet to cover it.
    Oh, I see.

    I think the taxpayers' wallets are pretty much tapped out, but if they want expensive projects they could look at our deteriorating highways, our desperate need to bring in and store more water, our leves that were built during the gold rush, our bridges, our overcrowded schools... there is so much to do, there is no end to it.

    They could start by keeping the firefighters on after the fire season is over to clear brush and make fire breaks for the next season.

    They could build a canal or a tunnel to bring water from the rain soaked north east to the parched San Joaquin Valley.

    almost anything but building a train to nowhere that no one will ride.

    OK, end of rant about California and its political ills.
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