Re "Siskiyou wants to leave California? Why not?" (Viewpoints, Sept. 10): Bruce Maiman failed to ask why Siskiyou and the other proposed State of Jefferson counties are now so poor and taxpayer-dependent, and how those residents could move out of dependence and back to prosperity.
But that would shine sunlight on how the state and federal laws and regulations written by the progressive-liberal wing and crony-capitalist wing of the Democratic Party, and the crony-capitalist wing of the Republican Party, are keeping these counties trapped.
-- Steven Blackwelder, Rio Vista