Six Colorado Counties Will Vote To Secede And Form North Colorado

  • metta

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    Aug 24, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    Six Colorado Counties Will Vote To Secede And Form North Colorado

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/23/2511151/weld-county-vote-secede-form-north-colorado/
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    Aug 24, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    The residents will only hurt themselves, with a reduced local tax base, unable to share in the wealth from richer parts of Colorado.

    But the national Republican Party would love this, because it guarantees them a gain of 2 Republican US Senators in Congress, per the Constitution. They'd only gain 1 Republican Representative in the House, based on population, but those 2 additional Senators are invaluable.
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    Aug 24, 2013 8:12 PM GMT
    This would result in the new "North Colorado" being far more wealthy than the "rest of Colorado" because of all the natural resources. A good move and I hope they can pull it off.
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidThe residents will only hurt themselves, with a reduced local tax base, unable to share in the wealth from richer parts of Colorado.

    But the national Republican Party would love this, because it guarantees them a gain of 2 Republican US Senators in Congress, per the Constitution. They'd only gain 1 Republican Representative in the House, based on population, but those 2 additional Senators are invaluable.


    How do you know that it won't be the democrat party that benefits? You never know how an election will go, and assumptions based on the amount of registered democrats or republicans are just that, assumptions.
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    It's the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. That said, anyone who knows anything about politics knows that this state would vote overwhelmingly Republican, voting similar to Nebraska and Kansas.

    Congress would never approve this if it managed to pass, and it's chances of even passing are slim.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 26, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    I'm down with this.

    I also think Atlanta and Athens should secede from Georgia and form North Georgia.

    And Austin, San Antonio, and Houston should secede from Texas and form South Texas.

    New Orleans and Baton Rouge should also secede from Lousiana and form South Louisiana.

    Hehe.
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    Aug 29, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    GoNYMets2012 saidThis would result in the new "North Colorado" being far more wealthy than the "rest of Colorado" because of all the natural resources. A good move and I hope they can pull it off.


    These are the poorest and least educated counties in Colorado and will remain so. They have so far failed to thrive with their natural resources, not because of what happens in Denver but because they don't have good leadership. Colorado should be a red state, or at least purple, but because the GOP selects right wing nut jobs, the state has gone blue. What not one person who supports the new state will provide is the cost to set up a new state government. With the exception of some small state funding for items like historic Colorado, every government function will have to be duplicated. From computer systems, to buildings, to employees, to program specialists, to interstate compacts, the cost will be huge.

    Also, it is not that the counties will vote to leave Colorado, it is that it will be on the ballot but in Morgan County, they could not even get 900 signatures to get it on the ballot.

    As for natural resources, the only one they have is oil. The future of dry farming on the plains is iffy at best. The key natural resource is water, and in that, they are surely lacking.
  • metta

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    Sep 04, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    Northern California County Votes To Secede From California

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/04/2570341/northern-california-county-votes-secede-california/
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidI'm down with this.

    I also think Atlanta and Athens should secede from Georgia and form North Georgia.

    And Austin, San Antonio, and Houston should secede from Texas and form South Texas.

    New Orleans and Baton Rouge should also secede from Lousiana and form South Louisiana.

    Hehe.


    Exactly why Congress will never approve. Can you imagine? Dont forget North from South Jersey!
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    Sep 29, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Second Northern California County Votes To Secede

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/26/2688621/second-northern-california-county-votes-to-consider-secession/
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    The Colorado secession movement appears to have died. Some of the areas hit the hardest were the areas where a vocal minority were raising this issue. Now, the liberal and most prosperous areas of the state are having to pay for the disaster.
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    neuergriff1 saidThe Colorado secession movement appears to have died. Some of the areas hit the hardest were the areas where a vocal minority were raising this issue. Now, the liberal and most prosperous areas of the state are having to pay for the disaster.

    Maybe the prosperous liberal parts of Colorado should have pushed for secession, and saved themselves a bundle of money on these redneck losers.
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    It's all just a bunch of fapping noise.

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    Sep 30, 2013 10:11 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    neuergriff1 saidThe Colorado secession movement appears to have died. Some of the areas hit the hardest were the areas where a vocal minority were raising this issue. Now, the liberal and most prosperous areas of the state are having to pay for the disaster.

    Maybe the prosperous liberal parts of Colorado should have pushed for secession, and saved themselves a bundle of money on these redneck losers.


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