Political Discussion Thread (With Rules) in Non-Gaming Discussion Posted December 14, 2019 · Report reply 19 hours ago, Old Man said: California is a breakeven state with respect to federal tax dollars. Secession would be economically devastating, however, even if it were permitted, since trade barriers would go up where none existed previously. Conversely, the Scots now have an economic choice between the EU and Boris' Brexited Britain. I'm not an economist but that seems like a no brainer in the long run. 19 hours ago, Iuz the Evil said: Trade barriers is definitely a reason, I can buy that. Would be devastating to both the State and the Nation, given port access and so forth. I cannot see it being allowed. I just don't see federal tax revenue or disaster support as material. Project Fear!! People will be lining up to trade with the New Bear Republic and there are international rules about rivers and water. Teasing obviously but when the public buy in, practicalities and details are not persuasive. Not being allowed would be waving red flag to secessionists. Trimble reckons Scotland wont be allowed, I don't think they can be stopped.