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Can a county secede from a state?

Northern Colorado counties want to leave state.

Weld County's bid to divorce Colorado and form its own state is a powerful rebuke of Front Range interests that no longer align with rural parts of the state, supporters of the idea say.

"The people of rural Colorado are mad, and they have every right to be," said U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma. "The governor and his Democrat colleagues in the statehouse have assaulted our way of life, and I don't blame these people one bit for feeling attacked and unrepresented by the leaders of our state."

The plan to carve off the northeastern corner of the state — Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson counties — and form the state of North Colorado was hatched at a Colorado Counties Inc. conference earlier this week, Weld County spokeswoman Jennifer Finch said.

Read more: New state? Weld County floats secession plan for northeastern Colorado - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23406235/new-state-weld-county-floats-secession-plan-northeastern#ixzz2VinI0saR
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 08:29 AM (60 replies)

What is wrong with Ohio? re: ACA

California is the White House’s proof that Obamacare is working
By Sandhya Somashekhar and Sarah Kliff, Published: June 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

President Obama will try to allay anxiety over his signature health-care law Friday during a visit to California, a state that the White House is highlighting as proof that the law is working.

With the focus in recent months on the law’s shaky rollout and continuing political battles, the president wants to draw attention to a state that has embraced the law and yielded some good news: Officials in the Democrat-led state recently released figures that show insurers expect to charge lower-than-expected premiums for individual policies sold under the law.

On the eve of his comments, however, a different story emerged from Ohio. Officials in the Republican-led administration Thursday released the rates proposed by insurers there, estimating that they represented an 88 percent price increase.

“We have warned of these increases,” Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) said in a statement. “The Department’s initial analysis of the proposed rates show consumers will have fewer choices and pay much higher premiums for their health insurance starting in 2014.”


Why does ACA work in California but not Ohio?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jun 7, 2013, 11:17 AM (1 replies)

After running all US business into the ground, now they want to sell American Made

Walmart wants more of their stores to carry more products made in America.

Over the next 10 years, the world's largest retailer plans to buy $50 billion worth of goods made or grown in the U.S.


I will believe it when I see the jobs!
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:30 AM (6 replies)

Don't make me turn this plane around: 100 kids kicked off flight

A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones.

Seniors from the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn were on the flight about 6 a.m. Monday at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away.

The airline said that when some didn't comply, the captain repeated the request. When that didn't work either, the whole group of students was ordered to disembark for safety reasons, the airline said. The flight was delayed for about 45 minutes while the students filed out of the Boeing 737, which seats about 137 people, leaving the plane mostly empty.

Rabbi Seth Linfield, executive director at Yeshiva of Flatbush, said administrators Tuesday were still looking into the disagreement, but he said in a statement that "preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified."


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 4, 2013, 07:36 PM (19 replies)
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