Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Get Ye Gone!

Sub title:  Be careful What You Wish For.

I see a recent opinion poll in California has 53% in favour of the state seceding.

President Trump might do well to assist these people by 'reaching across the divide' to help them on their way.  He should ask his mates in Congress to introduce fast track legislation removing California from the Union, citing the wishes of a majority of Californians..  Of course, this would mean residents of Califor-whatever would need visas to enter the US; no more federal funding for the state; hefty tariffs on manufactured goods sold into the US etc etc.

Such a move would be enormously helpful to the United States and give a boost to the Republican Party.  Just think about it.

1   All those puffed up self styled 'celebrities' shilling for Clinton would no longer be US citizens.  They said they'd bugger off if Trump won and then they reneged.  This will give them back a little credibility.

2  The Republican majority in the hoouse will increase by 24 and in the Senate by 2.

3   Best of all, Crooked Hillary's popular majority in the election came almost entirely from California so the Democrats remaining in the US could be guaranteed twenty years in the political wilderness.

Adolf remembers well the strong secessionist movement in Western Australia during the 1970s.  It had it's genesis in widespread resentment among Western Australians over the fact that their 10% of the country's population generated 50% of the country's tax income, only to see it doled out in Sydney and Melbourne where there were more votes to be bought.

On the downside?

Why, President Trump would have to build a wall along the Arizona border to keep Meryl Streep and Woopi Goldberg out.

11 comments:

David said...

Just think, all the States could secede and leave Trump without a nation! New York could secede and deport Trump.

Seems you've been listening to Baghdad Kellyanne Conway too much.

Adolf remembers well the strong secessionist movement in Western Australia during the 1970s. It had it's genesis in widespread resentment among Western Australians over the fact that their 10% of the country's population generated 50% of the country's tax income, only to see it doled out in Sydney and Melbourne where there were more votes to be bought.

Currently WA is barely 10% of the nation's population, in the 1970's it was closer to 6.5 - 7%. And they certainly did not contribute anything near 50% of the nation's income tax.

When looking at total general revenue assistance paid to the states, as late as 2008, WA was getting as much over its population share as was South Australia, and from the end of WWII till the middle of the 1980s, it consistently received a bigger relative slice than did either Queensland or South Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-15/jericho-western-australia-going-it-alone/6393196

Not something that you'd read in that purveyor of fake news you read each day, but sadly for your argument, it is a matter of fact and public record that WA has mostly been a mendicant State.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Hey Lefty

Did I say INCOME tax?

You must have studied real hard on that Alinsky scholarshhip.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Oh, I forgot to add; at the time, the people of the Pilbara region (where the iron ore was mined) felt exactly the same way about those crooked grasping bastards who lived down in Perth.

I don' then they ever got as far as working out how to secede. They were either too hot or too pissed.

David said...

Income tax or tax income makes no difference. In the period you claimed ... generated 50% of the country's tax income, only to see it doled out in Sydney and Melbourne ... I have shown that WA received more than it paid, giving the lie to your post truth fabrications.

Research isn't hard, but I guess you prefer the Baghdad kellyanne school of "we have our own facts"!

As for the Alinsky bit, looks like you are channelling Worried of Tauranga's fallback position whenever facts disprove allegation.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

There you go again. Shifting the goal posts to another matter which sounds the same but is totally different.

You are a waste of time.

David said...

You don't like losing, do you?

Maybe you could try refuting my facts with a fact or two of your own.

Post the figures, go on Adolf, I know you've got them at your fingertips. You do have the figures?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

They are two different issues, david.

I was there, you were not. Your probably were not even born then.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

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Anonymous said...

I live near this man, very funny lots of laughs, very true, poor Mr Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous but you know his non de plume.
Nah its the man not the title.

Angry Tory said...

"no more federal funding for the state"

California pays 300 billion to the feds - far more than it gets back - and those billions are shovelled to "red" (i.e. blue) states to pay for the medicare & medicaid & social security and military bases.

What's the story: Clinton won 65% of the economy in 400 counties, TRUMP won 35% with 5000 counties.

There's no way CA will be allowed to succeed - TRUMP would rather vaporise SFO & LA with a couple of Minutemen.