Monday, February 27, 2012

Wyoming Wants its Own Aircraft Carrier

Weird or stroke of genius? Wyoming legislators want to study what the state should do in case the United States collapses economically or politically.

The legislature is considering a bill to create a government task force to prepare the state in the case of a catastrophe. Some of the items under consideration -

Whether Wyoming should issue its own currency

Look at if and when the state should raise a standing army

Should Wyoming acquire "strike aircraft" and an "aircraft carrier."

From the Casper Star-Tribune:

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.

Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security already has a statewide crisis management plan, but it doesn’t cover what the state should do in the event of an extreme nationwide political or economic collapse. In recent years, lawmakers in at least six states have introduced legislation to create a state currency, all unsuccessfully.

The task force would include state lawmakers, the director of the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, the Wyoming attorney general and the Wyoming National Guard’s adjutant general, among others.

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill

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