Rhodes: Montana Moves Closer to Secession
Dirt Rhodes Scholar has the details on Montana's sovereignty resolution, as recently introduced in their Legislature.
Read it all, including the comments section, in which a bold Westerner asserts:
The largest employer in Montana is the hospital and health industry. Montana also has a very large elderly population. So, secede from the Union and you lose all current SS and medical health benefits, and all future health and welfare benefits. Plus any other federal employment. In addition, one of the chief source of jobs and economy is from dams and hydroelectric power sold to the "the other 49" states, which would also be jeopardized. Montana is a "net receiver" of funding , which means it receives more money from the federal government that it provides. So take away all the subsidy too.
All because a couple of "cowboys" want to shoot their guns.
That boy's looking for a face-to-face meeting at the intersection of Tar and Feathers.
Audentes fortuna juvat.