by CalWatchdog Staff | July 1, 2011 12:18 pm
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone advocates something I long have backed: Split California in two.
Let Gov. Jerry “Jobs Killer” Brown, the nutty Democratic Legislature, the government employee unions and others following the North Korean political philosophy have their own state. Then they can raise taxes and impose new regulations to their dark hearts’ content.
And let those of us who favor low taxes and small government have our own state. Like New Hampshire, we would have no income or sales tax, and little state regulation.
The PI reported:
Stone proposed late Thursday that Riverside County take the lead in pushing for 13 counties to secede from the state.
Fed up with high taxes and continued raids on local government funds, Stone said the counties of Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono should form the new state of South California.
“We have a state Legislature that has gone wild. They just don’t care. Their goal was to get a balanced budget so they could continue to get a paycheck,” Stone said by telephone late Thursday. “There is only one solution: A serious secession from the liberal arm of the state of California. I know the state of California can do better.”
Splitting the state up actually was an idea strongly supported by Gov. Brown — that is, the first one who built the state, Pat Brown, rather than the second one, Jerry Brown, who’s tearing it down. Pat Brown wrote a book on the subject.
Actually, splitting the state in two would be just a start. We need three, four, ten, many Californias.
July 1, 2011
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