Yeah, I’m joking, but not by much. Here’s the deal… Here are the pieces of the problem (or more accurately, the puzzle…)
- Piece 1: Right now, America is in the hole by roughly 53 trillion dollars. Our GDP (everything we as a nation make in a year) is around 13 trillion dollars. (To put that in perspective, imagine running an entire household with a $50k income, but owing $200k on your credit card, an ever-increasing debt, and no end in sight.)
- Piece 2: By 2040, we’ll hardly be able to pay for social security/Medicare/Medicaid alone…
- Piece 3: To a great degree, Californians hold traditional American values in contempt.
So what’s the solution to this dilemma? We lease California to the Chinese for a decade or two. The People’s Republic of California is already half way there; why not just finish the job? No doubt that China would buy into the deal – Hey! We can throw in the People’s Republic of Cambridge MA just to sweeten the pot. Let China (replete with its labor laws) take on the 8th largest economy in the world. That’s got to be worth a cool $55 trillion. We can even put a boomer or two in the Yellow Sea just to make sure the lease stays belly-down.
And when the lease finally runs out, California gets to vote on whether to extend the lease or to return home to the bosom of America. If they decide to stay with China, great! We get a few more trillion dollars, and the Chinese get more botoxed movie stars. On the other hand, if California votes to return, then (in theory) the Chinese will leave, and the barking moonbats like Nancy Peolsi and Barbara Boxer will return back to planet Earth, perhaps to cease their barking. Then maybe America will finally settle back down to sane government and fiscal responsibility.
Just an idea.