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Texas Secession to be Reviewed by White House

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:34 PM
"...recently pointed out by Cato scholar Brandon Arnold, ….everyone pays but not everyone gets their money’s worth. In all, Arnold estimates that 16 states receive a disproportionately large share of congressional earmarks while the remaining 34 states, which comprise 90 percent of the US population, receive considerably less than what they put in thus turning them into “earmark donor states.” Overall, Texans receive just 40 percent of what they proportionately should, meaning that the state’s taxpayers shell out more than $1 billion in federal taxes to pay for other states’ earmarks. In today’s day and age, this can hardly be called chump change."

The idea of Texas seceding from the Union is a long time joke, but a secession petition on has received enough signatures to be seriously reviewed by the White House.


This isn't quite the equivalent of the Declaration of Independence, but in the digital age, you could say it's similar.

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