No states will secede because those people would lose Social Security and Medicare. yes, they would avoid the massive debt and Obamacare and high taxes, but they would have to put their money where their mouths are and not take SS and Medicare. They would have to be rugged individuals who are willing to make it on their own retired. You can't have it both ways. This is the problem. The old people were voting for just them to get SS and Medicare and the young people vote for them to get welfare. Everyone votes for getting money from the government, not just the Dems. That's why Romney got the 65 and older vote. And the reason they want Obamacare ended is to put that $750 billion back into Medicare, which is also government health care and socialism. Everyone wants money from the government. Imagine states seceding and then no one in those states gets SS and Medicare. They want socialism, and they're going to have to find a way to fund SS and Medicare for the baby boomers. The real issue is a VAT or a national sales tax in order to give the tea party folks SS and Medicare. It's not anti-socialism, it's a fight over the old and the young over who gets the government money.<quoted text>
The states that secede will escape Obama's crushing debt. Obama and liberals at the State level are driving America into the ground. All their liberal BS won't benefit anyone when the money runs out - And it will run out because the producers will decide that it's not worth producing anything when the government steps in and confiscates it - Just ask Hostess what they think...Big unions are an integral part of big liberal government...they are 2 sides of the same coin.
I am glad that they were not allowed to end SS and Medicare on everyone under 55 because it would have been so unfair to younger people, so younger people voted it down. I think you have to come up with a new big tax to fund those two programs rather than just promise to give them to only the old people and then to end it. People don't want that. And, it wouldn't have worked anyway because, like Peter Schiff says, the $120 trillion of debt in SS and Medicare is the money promised to people 55 and older, so there's no way you can tax the young to pay that money out and then not give it to the young. It can't be done, and the debt in those programs needs to be dealt with NOW, not in 20 years from now.
If it can't be paid for, it needs to come out now, not kick the can down the road for another ten years.