Venture capitalist and billionaire Tim Draper is getting tired of paying taxes to help the rest of us, so he wants to divide California into six states. And he’s bankrolling an initiative that’s close to getting on the ballot to do just that.
A billionaire meddling into things he knows little about but that would have a major impact on a lot of low-and-moderate income people. There seems to be a lot of that going around.
If it does make it to the ballot, and even if it doesn’t, I do suspect that it might make our upcoming unit on California in my ELL Geography class a trifle more engaging. And I think I speak for all California Geography teachers!
Here’s a video and an infographic on what the San Jose Mercury News — and most other sane people — call a “crazy” idea: