#42015
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MountainBiker
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Yes every State has something to offer. The most important thing that has effectively been squelched by Federal control of so much at the State level is that if the States had more autonomy we’d have more innovation coming out of a competition of sorts between States for better ways of doing things. Instead what we have now are Federal mandates for just about everything. One size fits all.

I have to laugh though because I’m not sure many would even notice if Vermont were gone. Tourism is Vermont’s biggest industry plus we’re the primary source of maple syrup (the real stuff, not the fake stuff some label as maple syrup). All that would still be available I suppose if we went our own way but what the rest of you would miss out on is having a world class Olympic Ski Team.