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Catalonia Independence referendum

Hilander

Free Spirit
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I bet the government isn't happy about this since Catalonia is their richest most industrialized region. The Catalans don't want their money spent on poorer regions. Bet they would be happy to let soldiers from poorer regions defend them if they were attacked.
 

Dr4gon

Registered Member
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Yeah I think its just another huge money grab in Spain. And with all the Austerity programs this probaly wont be the last one.
Btw Happy Tiger Day!
 

dDave

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I don't know much about Catalonia, I could have told you it was in Spain and that's about it, but this does appear to be connected to the Scotland independence vote on the surface. They came really close to getting it through in Scotland so maybe others are seeing that it's actually possible to do it? I don't know.

I wouldn't be surprised to see other independence votes around Europe and maybe other parts of the world (of course, there are always states in America trying to secede at some point)
 

CaptainObvious

Son of Liberty
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I bet the government isn't happy about this since Catalonia is their richest most industrialized region. The Catalans don't want their money spent on poorer regions. Bet they would be happy to let soldiers from poorer regions defend them if they were attacked.
What many of them don't want is the continued spending on social programs that don't work and that are bankrupting the Spanish government. I don't blame them.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
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What many of them don't want is the continued spending on social programs that don't work and that are bankrupting the Spanish government. I don't blame them.
I think they have their problems with illegal immigrants just like we do. Social programs probably wouldn't cost them so much if they wouldn't extend it to immigrants. From what I have been reading that is why its costing us so much too.

This is a article from 2010 but I bet its the same complaint now.

A coalition of Catalan nationalists, separatists and Socialists running the town hall at Vic, in Catalonia, put foreigners at the centre of debate with a controversial plan to keep some immigrants off municipal registers of residents. The Vic plan was similar to one already in place in Torrejón de Ardoz, a PP-run Madrid suburb.

This has provoked uproar in a country that prides itself on being immigrant-friendly. Municipal registers guarantee access to free health and education.

Spain and immigration: Bad new days | The Economist
 
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