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Posted by don   •   Saturday, 2012-November-17
What would be the consequences of Secession from the Union?
It is true that seceding from the union can have some very desirable consequences, but it can also have some very undesirable consequences. Let us look at some of the pros and cons on the good side of the ledger. We have the elimination of the federal income tax and federal regulations, including mandatory healthcare system. On the con side, we have the problem of paying for many programs and requirements of a nation, which we do not do as a state. For instance, defense and education. There many other things that the federal government gets involved in that we would have to assume full responsibility for, once we became a sovereign country.
Many of our states actually collect more money from the federal government than they give to the federal government. This of course is most common in the poorer states such as Alabama or Louisiana. If Alabama became a sovereign country could possibly take care of itself? How would they pay for the social welfare programs that currently uses for safety nets? There are many things that a state or country can do that would offset these expenses by making the environment for business and economy to flourish and grow under less restrictions and government intervention. it would be extremely easy for country located in the continental United States, to draw businesses and jobs into its borders.
The business could go to environment where not be taxed and have unnecessary regulations and environmental controls placed on it, it would not hesitate to leave America and come to the country of Alabama. The country of Alabama could take in revenue because of the increased number of jobs and a new tax bases. If Alabama was a right to work country and the only taxes the company had to pay was an export tax of say $%, think of the income Alabama would acquire just on the exporting of one major car manufacturer. Having an export tax and a national sales tax, could bring in much more revenue than the state brings in for itself now.
Local jurisdictions could be given the authority to levy such things as property taxes or other taxes that would be specifically enumerated in the Alabama Constitution. This would allow a maximum amount of taxation so that business could not be disturbed by overzealous community. The whole idea here would be to keep the business environment healthy and thriving, creating jobs which would bring in revenue for Alabama's social needs.
It may also prove that by not giving out lavish social benefits to the nonproductive, you may see those nonproductive move back into the United States where they can get most or needs and wants for nothing.
  1. Mr Tea wrote on 2012-November-18 01:56:49:
    A couple things you're forgetting here like regaining some of the constitutional rights we have lost over the years. Like the freedom to bear arms, the freedom of religion, even the simple freedoms like the freedom to criticize.
  2. taxbilly wrote on 2012-November-18 02:07:23:
    This is going to be a right to work country, right?
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