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The Internet Thinks Selling Montana To Canada Will Solve National Debt...Should I Tell Them, or You?l

Ah, the internet, I love the glorious wonder of it. Honestly, you never know what you’re going to find until your deep down in a website, and start to question the world. Like in this case, which involves a petition and national debt.

According to an online petition, which was created by Ian Hammond, the solution to paying off all our national debt is by selling Montana to Canada. Yes, I swear, this is actually a thing going around the internet. Hammond believes that we should sell the state for $1 Trillion because “we have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something.”

As expected people have been mocking the petition, since, well, even a trillion wouldn’t make much of a dent in the national debt itself. This after the U.S. Treasury stated The U.S. National Debt stood at $22 trillion at the end of 2018. So yeah, dumb. What’s up with all these weird and useless petitions?

Not surprisingly enough, it has been signed by 1,262 users so far, and I honestly don’t know why. But, I will say the comments on the petition are hilarious and worth a read. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • CJ Williams: I’m Montana and hoping to join Canada without the moving costs. Let’s do this. Please adopt us.
  • Edgar Desrochers: I’m Canadian and making Canada bigger is cool
  • Jonah Teasdale: Honestly most Montanans are totally okay with this let’s do it I’m fine with being out of this hellhole
  • John Paine: I am signing because Montana isn’t even real so let’s get free money
  • Zack Howerton: Tell them to take Justin Bieber back too and we’ll call it a package deal
  • Emmet Gibson: I don’t like our national debt or Montana
  • Ronan Tolido: Wasn’t Montana that one Disney Channel Show
  • Bubonic Plague: Eh fuck it they can keep Alaska two

Do you feel like signing the petition, or just reading more hilarious comments? Click here, I promise you’ll get a good chuckle.

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Silke  Jasso About the author:
Silke Jasso is a bilingual editor, writer, producer, and journalist specialized in online media. Born in Laredo Texas, her previous works include LareDOS Newspaper where she was an editor and writer and Entravision Communications where she was a Co-Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist for Fox39 News and Univision 27. She recently ...Read more
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