The Economics Of A California Secession

Imagine a newly-reconstituted United States, 49 in number, with an international border between California and Nevada, Arizona and Oregon.  Woo hoo, you say!  No more Left Coast libtards dominating American rhetoric, media and politics!  Ideologically, the removal of California from the body politic of the rest of the USA is a beautiful thing.  But there are two realities which argue strongly against secession. First is the fact that California is a net contributor to the federal treasury.  Several years ago, California and the federal government transferred funds almost at par, as the following data show: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2013/calfacts/calfacts_010213.aspx California Receives About $330 … Continue reading