Monday, July 21, 2014

A Plan to Split Up California into Six States moves closer to Reality

Just what we need folks a Huge Democratic state broken up into 6 little Democratic states .. Each with 2 Senators and several representatives .. with a little luck, maybe they could get this done before 2016 ..
Thanks to the signatures of more than 807,000 concerned Californians, an ambitious idea has moved that much closer to becoming a reality. The “Six Californias” Initiative, sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, seeks to create areas that are more governable, more productive, and more successful. As I wrote in this column back in February, the initiative would achieve the triumvirate goal of proportionately distributing California’s debts based on population, ending all tax collections and spending by the existing State of California, and creating new, more representative governments with the ability to enact public policies that make the most sense for the new state.
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What some cynically called a “publicity stunt” will now be a question on the November 2016 ballot, and California voters would do well to take a close look at the potential advantages created by “Six Californias.” Based on analysis of nearly two decades’ worth of IRS taxpayer data, as well as data from the United States Census Bureau, we find that four of the six proposed new states would gain both net adjusted gross income and population. In fact, and contrary to scare-tactic claims by liberal media outlets, the new state of Central California (which would encompass the bankrupt cities of Stockton and Bakersfield) would see a net gain in AGI ($1.36 billion) and population (49,021 taxpayers).
The appeal of the “Six States” Initiative also lies in its allowance for governments that are smaller, and thereby more efficient and closer to their constituents. The new, individual states would share a number of common characteristics – including socioeconomic backgrounds, legislative needs, and political affiliation – thereby giving elected officials greater knowledge of what their constituents want and need.
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