This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Irreconcilable Differences: Let's Divide America in Two

So what is America to do? It is clear to me that America needs to be split up, into at least two countries. At over 300 million people, the conglomerate has become one that business schools would use as a case study for unlocking the value by divestitures. Any corporation with over 300 million people is probably way too big, with massive inefficiencies and lack of management accountability.

Each side of the political divide should welcome this prospect with open arms. No longer would they have to wait two, four, six or eight years -- or potentially even more -- to turn the political cycle to their favored direction. You would have the choice: Driving on the right side of the road, or on the left. No more wild compromises where there is a mixed-side driving environment, politically speaking.

The political left, in particular, ought to welcome this amicable American divorce.

You have all seen the charts and maps in recent years, frequently circulated on the social networks, illustrating how the "blue" states (New York, California, Illinois, et al.) allegedly subsidize the "red" states (Utah, Alabama, Texas, et al.). I have my doubts about the methodology behind this math, but at least the liberals tend to circulate this as the truth so it must be true.

If this is indeed what the left seriously believes, then it shouldn't possibly object to dividing the United States into two. The only thing worse for 150 million liberals than having 150 million conservatives around is having to subsidize these 150 million conservatives. In a rational liberal's mind, spinning off these vast swaths of Neanderthals into its own conservative asylum should therefore solve all problems, right?

If the liberals are right, and the society they create is indeed better for everyone, all the smart people would flock to the "red" states, where there would be a strong liberal majority to implement whatever Nirvana they have in mind. Why should they risk a Republican President and a potential Republican Senate getting elected in 2016 to upset this path to liberal prosperity?

We just had an election cementing divided government -- for now. The liberals have the White House and the Senate and the conservatives have the House and most governorships. The country has been within a few short percentage points from 50-50 for 20 years now, and on most election years before then as well.

2 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs