Skip to comments.Washington Post Column: To solve our debt problems, letís sell Alaska
Posted on 12/15/2012 10:38:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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I have a better idea. Let’s sell Washington DC and surrounding area. Lots of “educated” people.
No freaking way!
Or trade it for Baltic Avenue and two railroads.
Only to Canada NOT to Russia. That would be a BIG mistake.
Selling Alaska could fetch at least $2.5 trillion and maybe twice that amount, enough to lop off a huge chunk of the national debt”
Well, not actually. That’s not even two years of obama-era DEFICITS, much less the debt.
That said, if Alaska was “sold” woudl that mean it is no longer part of the US? If so....looks like a race to Alaska, at least from freepers.....
Oh, of course Murcowski would be out of a job... and Reed (Sick!) would be in power forever.
Sell California to Mexico first.
Where'd he come up with that number? Rectal extraction?
Even if he's right, that would cover the federal deficit for two years.
Can we sell Berkeley to Red China? Sell? I meant give Berkeley away.
Don’t sell anything to China.
China has four times our population, and an ever more vibrant economy.
Selling any part of America to China would be suicidal.
Now can we please start bringing BACK American jobs?
How about Hawaii? If we’re going to sell something, make it a blue state!
I’ve at times joked that we’d some day have to sell Alaska to settle our debts. But with the fools we have in DC, my morbid joke might turn out to be all too true.
How ‘bout we sell California.
Sell it to China or Russia.
California is a drain on the country’s economy, and selling it would bring positive value to the rest of the country, and we’d end up with a country with much better human values while we’re at it. Plus, it would mean a loss of a lot of liberal votes in the electoral college.
I can’t see any negatives in selling California, since, the big companies that do business in the state, would sooner or later shift operations to what’s left of the U.S. But, we would have to make sure that the liberals in the state cannot move into the other 49 states without promising to leave their liberal ideology behind.
It’s the WaPo. What do you expect?
Oh, so a state can buy its way out of this?
Texas should become the Republic of Texas once again, via buyout. Pay whatever they ask in USD. When Texans sever the relationship with the dollar, and covert to a currency actually backed by something other than debt — say oil — they can easily repay their buyout debt with USD that will worth next to nothing in the future.
This sounds like a plan.
Keep Alaska. Sell Hawaii.
And then Obama could be a citizen of China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, etc.