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Forum Post: texass wants to vote on secession

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 8, 2013, 4:35 p.m. EST by mideast (506)
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I would vote yes



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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

Texas calls on Supreme Court to settle water dispute with New Mexico

I say do it. Texas secession? New Mexico stays? That would be fun to watch..............you know......up until those tanks roll in and shit.

[-] 2 points by gsw (3143) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 5 years ago

More great ideas of republicans?

...And Texas is certainly not alone. A study by the Tax Foundation found that the states of Mississippi and Alabama actually receive two dollars in return for every one dollar they contribute to the federal treasury. The states that are now most upset about the “federal intrusion” under Obama have also been very willing to take what is essentially a two-for-one deal with the federal government over much of the past decade. One study found that 27 out of the 32 states that receive more federal money than they contribute were Republican. Politifact rated the study “mostly true.”

In addition, it is worth noting that the economy of these states would be completely devastated with if the federal government really did pick up and leave. The airports in these states would have to immediately be shut down when FAA air traffic controllers left. The Texas border would be completely open once border patrol agents were gone. The economies of Texas and Alabama would be devastated when federal military bases were closed. There are also questions about whether these states would be allowed to keep thousands of miles of interstates, which were built and maintained over the last 60 years with federal funds.

Like many things in life, the idea of secession for these residents may sound nice in theory, but less appealing when doused with some hard realities.


Where is the logic?

This is what happens when leaders have no compass.


[-] 2 points by highlander (-163) 5 years ago

It would be better if Florida secedes...and I am a native of the great home of the hanging chad and anthrax at the Enquirer.