The United States passed the $ 22 trillion mark in national debt last week, and one person thinks they have a clever idea to shave a sliver of that debt. The concept is simple – sell the state of Montana to the nation of Canada for a cool trillion dollars.
The petition on change.org says the United States debt is too exorbitant and that the great state of Montana is, well, useless. Many of the people from Montana who signed the petition and wrote comments agree with moving to Canada, but they did not bode themselves "useless."
The petition says let Montanans know their neighbors in Great White North – or what ould be Southern Canada ̵
"We have too much debt and Montana is useless," verbiage on the petition reads. "
The petition had more than 10,000 signatures by Tuesday evening, which is more than its initial goal, which has now been lifted to 15,000.
Canada would win the fourth- the largest state in America, but only the third in the least-dense population with a little more than 1 million residents – that's about $ 1 million per resident, plus all that lush land. It is slightly larger than Japan, but smaller than Alaska, Texas and California.
The state known as Big Sky Country butts up against the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. They could start thinking about an NHL expansion franchise in Helena.
The ranch and farming economy would fit right in with Canada
One might think it would be folks from outside Montana who signed the petition for the gigantic state on Canadian border can be traded off for some debt. But surprisingly, more Montanans welcomed the sentiment.
One signe from Missoula wrote: "Honestly Bridge Montanans is totally ok with this let's do it I'm fine with being out of this hellhole."
Someone who claims to be from Montana, but now living in Colorado, wrote: "I'm Montanan and hoping to join Canada without moving costs. Let's do it. Please take us. "
Other comments include:
- " It's a beautiful place. I would like to make it part of British Columbia. Call it BC South. "
- " It's time for a change and the US could use 1 trillion. "
- " Let's include the whole west coast: California, Oregon and Washington State and up to $ 4 trillion. "
- "This Montanan's for it too!
- "Montana is useless."
These are just simple comments from users on an online petition site. You can read more here