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Good podcast. You mention people would lose federal assistance if their state seceded. Wouldn't citizens immediately quit paying federal taxes if their state seceded and instead pay taxes to their state? There should be plenty of money to provide any assistance. Obviously the states would need to have plans in place ahead of time. Am I oversimplifying this and missing something?
You make a good point, but the situation would be dominated by chaos, at least for a while. Most people don't directly control the payment of their federal income taxes. Consider federal withholding done by employers: Many people work for companies based in other states, and that withholding would continue.I think the secession of a state would unfold in a series of chess moves in a matrix of chaos, and what happens to taxation would be one of those moves & sources of chaos.