Since the election numerous articles, including one of ours, have been written about California seceding from the nation. They should secede because they are so out of step with the rest of the country and under President Trump it’s only going to get worse.
Due to California’s very liberal policies, their wall of debt has risen to an astonishing $443 Billion but the ‘official’ debt is only $26 Billion.
Of course that wall of debt continues to grow with all the welfare California pays to illegals, sanctuary cities, the homeless, and those who don’t feel like working. Who’s going to pay this massive debt? You probably see him in the mirror every morning. We’re all going to have pay to bail California out while they continue to pile up the debt with no end in sight.
This past election California continued to take itself out of mainstream America when they voted to tightened gun laws again, make marijuana legal, further increase in taxes on the rich, more cigarette taxes and authorized more money for multilingual education. (Whatever happened to the notion of the melting pot where we all learn English?) California gave Hillary the 2 million votes she needed to make her the leader in the popular vote. (For that alone we should encourage their secession.)
The state will rack up more debt when President Trump cuts federal funding as long as they continue to have sanctuary cities and refuse to turn criminal aliens over to ICE. President Trump will build a wall to stop illegals prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to say
“If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,”
Trump intends to repeal and replace Obamacare. That will not be good for the 1.4 million Californians who are enrolled in Obamacare and another 3 million Californians who joined the medicaid rolls when the state expanded medicaid and the federal government ponied up the money, for now. That source of funding may revert to California under a President Trump.
Obama’s Dreamer program which allows children of illegals, brought here by their parents, to stay in the country. There are 742,000 Dreamers, with one-third of them living in California. That program could end under Trump.
California wants more gun control and just voted for more. Trump was endorsed by the NRA earlier than any other President. They really like him and the feeling is returned. More gun control is just another thing that makes California out of step with the rest of the country.
Californians LOVE climate change legislation. They have some of the strictest laws in the country for reducing green house gases. The state has gone so far as to tax cow flatulence, driving more farming business to other states. From Zero Hedge:
In yet another attack on California businesses, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 1383) that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030. The bill is yet another massive blow to the agricultural industry in the state of California that has already suffered from the Governor’s passage of a $15 minimum wage and a recent bill that makes California literally the only state in the entire country to provide overtime pay to seasonal agricultural workers after working 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day (see “California Just Passed A $1.7 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed“).
Do California officials believe there is a bottomless pit of money somewhere? In Washington? Under President Trump that notion will be disabused.
Yes, California has gone off the deep end, completely out of step with the rest of the country. I see little downside to their succession from the US. Let them go and get their huge debt off our backs.