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What would happen if
Catalonia seceded from Spain?

Washington Post, by Brad Plumer

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/24/2012 6:06:15 PM

This Sunday, millions of voters in Catalonia will go to the polls. And this isn’t any ordinary election. Polls indicate that pro-independence parties are poised to win a big majority, which could pave the way for an eventual referendum on whether Catalonia should secede from the rest of Spain. (Snip) One big recent issue is taxes. As my colleague Edward Cody recently reported, Catalonia is one of the wealthiest regions of Spain, and many Catalans feel that their taxes are being used to subsidize other, poorer states. When the Spanish economy was booming, that was an annoyance.

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The makers are tired of the takers. Sounds familiar.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/24/2012 6:13:32 PM     (No. 9032332)

Oh my God! That would be like Emporia, KS seceding from Lyon County!
Sell all my stocks! Now!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/24/2012 6:25:05 PM     (No. 9032351)

I´d like to see it happen, just to see how it´s done mechanically.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 11/24/2012 7:17:28 PM     (No. 9032401)

Agree that it would be instructive to those of us who would like to secede from California/NY/MA/Detroit/Philadelphia/Detroit...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/24/2012 9:01:04 PM     (No. 9032472)

What would happen? I would hope that Texas would soon follow!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: beancounter, 11/25/2012 12:51:07 AM     (No. 9032631)

Wow, read the comments thrashing the article... and the author´s response (with his tail between his legs).

Some of the commenters seem much more knowledgeable on the subject than the author.

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