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That's what progressives have been told for ages anyway
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1) you're not allowed to leave, and
2) the vast majority of people in these states are not petitioning on the internets to secede.
I do have to agree though, once the clown states secede it would be a windfall for blue states that are the "makers." Of course, the clown states would blame all the "takers" within their borders at that point, cutting their services to the bone because wahhh, there's no federal money any more, and the Founding Father, Grover Norquist, made them write "Nobody pays any taxes ever" in their new constitutions. Except at first we'd take a hit for the cost of the Oklahoma border fence...
Among those states with large numbers of petitioners asking out: Louisiana (more than 28,000 signatures at midday Tuesday), which gets about $1.45 in federal largess for every $1 it pays in taxes; Alabama (more than 20,000 signatures), which takes $1.71 for every $1 it puts in; South Carolina (26,000), which takes $1.38 for its dollar; and Missouri (22,000), which takes $1.29 for its dollar.
What would be left is a Confederacy of Takers, including relatively poor states such as Alaska, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. One of the few would-be Confederacy members that pays more than it receives is Texas, which because of oil money is roughly break-even at 94 cents of benefits for its tax dollar.
Depending on how aggressive a fiscal hawk he wishes to be, Obama could also try to offload onto the Confederacy of the Takers North and South Dakota and Montana ($1.73, $1.49 and $1.58 in benefits, respectively),
This past July I traveled with my wife and much of her family to Springfield, IL to visit her sister. There are lots of signs like this around the place (minus the name of the former crooked governor):
Reading about "secession" rumblings made me realize that the "Land of Lincoln" is really the whole joint.