Re "Siskiyou wants to leave California? Why Not?" (Viewpoints, Sept. 10): Bruce Maiman's commentary is spot on. Let them leave. Let them try to fend for themselves, as they clearly don't appreciate what they are given. Yes, given, as it is highly unlikely that many of them pay much in the way of taxes, given their average income. Obviously, the tax dollars would be better spent elsewhere.
On the national level, the same hypocritical dynamic exists, as studies have shown that many of the states that are the most dependent on tax funded entitlements are red states. And guess which states are the largest providers of that tax revenue?? Large blue states like California and New York.
Time to let these people live by the rhetoric they spew.
-- Demian Raymond, Sacramento