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posted by martyb on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-can-go-your-own-way-♩♫♩♫ dept.

Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

"We're doing it now because of all of the overwhelming attention," Evans said.

The Yes California group has been around for more than two years, Evans said. It is based around California taxpayers paying more money to the federal government than the state receives in spending, that Californians are culturally different from the rest of the country, and that national media and organizations routinely criticize Californians for being out of step with the rest of the U.S. 

Could California go it alone?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 25 2016, @10:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 25 2016, @10:27PM (#433016)

    You are still are omitting the quotation marks around words that are clearly-established bullshit.
    No country has ever come anywhere close to the meaning of that word as defined by Marx.

    Though they -claim- to be following Marx's works, the "Commies" shit all over his idea and set up Totalitarian governments.

    The Mensheviks, who had the better, more worker-centric plan, were quashed in the early days of Leninism.
    In 1921, even before Lenin was dead, the Bolsheviks had set up a board of directors [google.com] that wasn't answerable to The Workers.
    Their State Capitalism was very much like other examples of Capitalism.

    lack of democracy in the workplace

    ...is called Capitalism.

    is just another variant of socialism

    Your deep ignorance of economic systems is on display yet again.
    You are describing OLIGARCHY, which is a GOVERNMENTAL system.
    ...and, as already mentioned, Capitalist exploitation of The Workers.

    -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday November 26 2016, @12:44AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday November 26 2016, @12:44AM (#433053) Journal

    Their State Capitalism was very much like other examples of Capitalism.

    It's not even close. Like claiming fake diamonds are diamonds.