Every State Should Be Working On A Doomsday Bill
This country is on track to go bankrupt and default on its debt within the next 10-15 years unless something changes drastically. It doesn’t have to happen, but the Democratic Party seems to be adamantly opposed to doing anything to stop it because it would mean spending less money.
So, it’s probably a good time for states to start making contingency plans because even after the federal government goes bankrupt, they will still have a responsibility to their citizens. Wyoming looks to be first up to the plate, but they shouldn’t be the last. Every state should be following Wyoming’s example.
State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.
House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.
The task force would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.
The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. David Miller, R-Riverton, has said he doesn’t anticipate any major crises hitting America anytime soon. But with the national debt exceeding $15 trillion and protest movements growing around the country, Miller said Wyoming – which has a comparatively good economy and sound state finances – needs to make sure it’s protected should any unexpected emergency hit the U.S.
…The bill must pass two more House votes before it would head to the Senate for consideration. The original bill appropriated $32,000 for the task force, though the Joint Appropriations Committee slashed that number in half earlier this week.
Is it worth spending $16,000 for a state to figure out what to do if the country goes to hell in a handbasket? At this point? You bet. Wyoming may not be able to stop the Democratic Party from taking America’s economy on a Kamikaze mission it may never return from, but at least someone will be prepared to keep things going if it gets to that point.