Six Californias?

Six Californias?

Six CaliforniasToday entrepreneur Tim Draper is submitting signatures to put his Six Californias idea onto the 2016 ballot. That will give him two more years to sell his idea that the state — which by then will be crammed with 40 million incredibly diverse people — would be better off chopped up.

The initiative is advisory. So even if it passes, the idea still would have to be passed by the California Legislature, then the U.S. Congress.

Obstacles are: 1. California politicians like being kingmakers in a huge state. Almost any statewide politician or big-city mayor has ambitions to become president. The current governor, Jerry Brown, ran for president thrice — and could do so again in 2016.

2. The rest of America already thinks one California is too many. Folks in Wyoming and West Virginia look West and see six Jerry Browns, six Nancy Pelosis, six Barbara Boxers, six Dianne Feinsteins.

But for Californians, a divorce would be a boon. There’s not much in common  between Orange County and San Francisco, so why shouldn’t they split? That way, Orange County could become a surving version of New Hampshire: no state income and sales taxes.

And San Francisco could imitate the French welfare state, with top state income tax rates of 75 percent (on top of the 39 percent federal tax rate: total income tax rate: 114 percent. Don’t ask about the math.)

Now we’ll all get our say, if not our wish, in 2016.

 

 

 

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  1. TS The Boss Out Here
    TS The Boss Out Here 15 July, 2014, 12:26

    what a stupid idea.

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  2. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 15 July, 2014, 12:46

    I was approached on June 17, on the Green Line train platform, at the Willowbrook station, and asked if I were a registered voter and opposed to the six California’s. I responded, “Yes”, and “Yes”. Then she asked me to sign the petition which, she said, was to oppose the measure. I responded back that there was no petition to oppose it–the petition she was holding was to approve it. She in turn responded that there were only two weeks left to gather signatures and people had to sign so they would get the opportunity to vote, “No”. She had a willing signer standing by her, and I voiced that I understood she was getting paid per signature–she responded, “I get my regular salary of $14/hr., thank you very much! Then she walked off in a huff looking for the next stooge–I just hope that’s what most of the signers are.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 15 July, 2014, 13:24

    Choices so many choices!

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 15 July, 2014, 19:19

    Break it up, and the valley can starve the cities for stealing from their labors for years. 🙂

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 15 July, 2014, 23:19

    Perceived free lunches for any of the six regions will start a Okie-style population stampede….that region will be bled dry of vitality and scarce funds…..thus, six regions will compete for the good, the bad, the ugly.

    Will be painful!

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  6. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 16 July, 2014, 08:39

    If this passes, I think I might have to leave CA. I would not want to be around such a stupid bunch of voters.

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    • Ted
      Ted 16 July, 2014, 13:56

      SeeSaw— You will be enjoying this California for many decades!

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    • Ricky65
      Ricky65 17 July, 2014, 13:53

      See Saw: See Ulysses above for your needs.
      Although I understand his stock of available trailers is very low. Apparently he’s having trouble getting any trailers coming back this way from Texas & other free states.
      Seems all the traffic is pretty much one way from the slave states.

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  7. Charles Lung
    Charles Lung 16 July, 2014, 08:40

    Let the cracking begin in Kern.

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  8. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 16 July, 2014, 14:51

    Since when does some one percenter billionaire hog know whats best for the people of California!

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  9. TED!
    TED! 16 July, 2014, 15:02

    Good point Ntheoc

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 July, 2014, 21:21

    No more move or packing specials……doomers shut up and line up straight….unhappy libs kiss my ring……you need us!

    Pack and Ship!

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  11. Ricky65
    Ricky65 17 July, 2014, 09:15

    I’ll be voting for it.
    If only for symbolic reasons since anyone with a double digit IQ (even Ted) knows it would never be allowed by our legisrats or the other states.
    Why not? Let’s have a little fun!
    Besides anything would be better than the current liberal tyranny.

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  12. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 17 July, 2014, 20:02

    Hey Ricky– that hurts my feelings little buddy.

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 18 July, 2014, 07:56

    Ricittee

    You know we’re sick of doomers too with shrimp and aioli sauce breath, big butts from sitting all day counting money and stuffing it in milk cans for burial in the banks of their alligator moats!

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  14. Donkey
    Donkey 19 July, 2014, 11:34

    Break the RAGWUS cartel of California apart and let the cities wither under their debt and morally corrupt leaders!! 🙂

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    • Ted Steele, CEO
      Ted Steele, CEO 20 July, 2014, 11:33

      Duncey,
      You paint a very apocalyptic view of the future. Where you a drama major at Girls school?

      And….where can I read your extensive writings from Lisbon, Paris and Spain that you allude to? Or are they unpublished?

      Thanks ever so much,
      Your mentor,
      T t t t t ed

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