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(V): The Way To Solve Our Debt: Sell California
my fertile brain | 02-07-2013 | OrangeHoof

Posted on 02/07/2013 1:02:38 PM PST by OrangeHoof

America is up to their eyebrows in debt and fixing to get worse. Well, if this were a normal American family, they would sell off some of the possessions they think could get their finances back on firm ground. Government doesn't seem to work that way. They just print more money (inflationary) or borrow money from other countries (exploding the debt). Not good.

America seems to have no appetite for tightening their fiscal belts either so perhaps it is time to sell off a few assets. Alaska might be a good choice but it is a tough sell because it is so dang cold. Unless another country wanted to own it just for the mineral rights, it wouldn't get much on the open market. Texas is another state with a great economy and would be highly appealing but you simply can't buy Texas - they wouldn't stand for it.

So I suggest we sell California to the Chinese in return for the forgiveness of all our financial debts and a bonus payment to help retire some other outstanding debts.

It has rich farmland that the Chinese would surely love to have. There are vineyards to make them wine exporters. There is great entertainment and media conglomerates based in California that the Chinese would find highly attractive to own.

But California is also awash in their own debts so the U.S. should be happy to unload that burden. California is turning into Mexico Norte anyway so now all those illegals will be *their* problem. Besides, it will be fun watching the Chinese nationalize Hollywood and the porn industry.

Sure, it will be a little painful at first, but America will adjust. And remember that missile technology Clinton sold the Chinese so they could aim nukes that could reach California? Well, now the Chinese would be nuking themselves so selling Cali to the Chinese also advances world peace and reduces the global nuclear threat.

Maybe if the Chinese drive a hard bargain, we might have to sell them Oregon too but that's where we draw the line, Beijing - take it or leave it.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ca; china; debt; obama
If our debts are forgiven, China can have California - lock, stock and Jerry Brown.
1 posted on 02/07/2013 1:02:44 PM PST by OrangeHoof
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To: OrangeHoof
If we sold The Land of Fruits and Nuts to the Chinese, I'd be willing to bet that they could secure the border!
2 posted on 02/07/2013 1:06:47 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

They’d biuld a wall so fast it would make your head spin!


3 posted on 02/07/2013 1:11:06 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: OrangeHoof

Sell California: OK

But not the mineral rights: lots to frack there.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 1:16:44 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: OrangeHoof

After I help get my family members out of there.. sell away!


5 posted on 02/07/2013 1:20:04 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: OrangeHoof

In the newly renamed city of Sang Frang Cizh Cong, will there be an “AmericaTown?”


6 posted on 02/07/2013 1:22:38 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: OrangeHoof

Nobody would buy California. But I would not put it past Obama to trade Hawaii to China, (they do want that state) and give Alaska to Russia.

In fact, call me crazy, but I expect it.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 1:25:52 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Maybe if the Chinese drive a hard bargain, we might have to sell them Oregon too but that's where we draw the line, Beijing - take it or leave it.

Let's slip Maryland into the deal and see if the Chinese notice.

8 posted on 02/07/2013 1:26:00 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: OrangeHoof

This is idiotic, because politicians would have an orgasm over it. They would sell their mothers souls to have access to that much clean balance sheet for debt re-creation...


9 posted on 02/07/2013 1:32:20 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: SMARTY; The Sons of Liberty
They’d biuld a wall so fast it would make your head spin!

Yes but it would be to keep people from escaping into mexico.

10 posted on 02/07/2013 1:39:25 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: OrangeHoof

No way.

California was/could be again the “Land of Milk and Honey” but not for liberal Californians and illegal aliens.

Get rid of those two massive, dependent classes of people, there would be a new gold of rush of sorts in mineral development, etc.

We can send the liberals to Canada and the illegals back to whence they came and everything would be copacetic. Yeah, I know it’s not going to happen, but it was a nice thought anyways.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 1:40:13 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: American in Israel

Frankly, I expect him to try to give Texas back to Mexico. As a matter of fact, I hope he tries.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 1:40:51 PM PST by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: ScottinVA

>>In the newly renamed city of Sang Frang Cizh Cong, will there be an “AmericaTown?”

No self-respecting Californian would live in “AmericaTown”. They’ve spent the last 40 years perfecting their hatred of all things American.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 1:54:57 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: OrangeHoof

So you guys want to sell Free Republic to the Chinese?


14 posted on 02/07/2013 1:57:46 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: American in Israel
But I would not put it past Obama to trade Hawaii to China

doesn't Japan own most of Hawaii?

15 posted on 02/07/2013 2:16:09 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: OrangeHoof

Pay me and I’ll think about it. No way will I pay you.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 2:18:27 PM PST by stboz
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To: OrangeHoof

NO WAY! The chinese would cut down the Sequoias before I get to see them!


17 posted on 02/07/2013 2:23:15 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: OrangeHoof

Selling property for cash doesn’t work in Monopoly and won’t work in real life either.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 2:42:23 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: OrangeHoof

They need to sell CA to Texas!


19 posted on 02/07/2013 2:55:00 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

What would it cost us for the chinese to TAKE DC,Detroit and Chicago?


20 posted on 02/07/2013 4:23:30 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Are you going to give us time to disinter the millions of patriotic Americans who lay buried there, before you cavalierly sell off their final resting place?

And how do we then explain to them that we sold the land they loved to our enemies?


21 posted on 02/07/2013 4:35:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OrangeHoof

The Mexicans won’t buy it - why buy the cow when the milk is free?


22 posted on 02/07/2013 5:08:20 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: American in Israel

“give Alaska to Russia...”

Jes’ wonderin’, but suppose we gave Alaska to Russia, today.

Would Alaskans pay higher or lower taxes?


23 posted on 02/07/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Sawdring

Hrm? Selling property for cash does make plenty of sense in monopoly. Selling property for improvements is one of the keys of leverage...


24 posted on 02/07/2013 9:22:22 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: OrangeHoof

You can’t sell it. Mexico owns it.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 9:24:04 PM PST by Pelham (Treason, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: Doomonyou

Makes sense as most of their former residents now live here...at least in my neighborhood.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 2:52:24 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Road Glide

Alaskans dont pay state taxes, they get paid.

However, I suspect the Russians would not be friendly to the Americans. Especially since the Americans are such a pro gun / hunting culture. You know the old saying about the difference between a hunter and a sniper...

...is what he is looking at through the scope.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 7:42:16 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Please. California is one of the best pieces of land in this nation. I don’t care what idiots live there now or how much funny money we owe China. Politics and people can change in a generation but good land is pretty much always good land


28 posted on 02/08/2013 12:06:31 PM PST by varyouga
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