Emergency land sell

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    There is no individual or nation in the world that owns more land than the US Government. Desperate times deserve desperate measures. Perhaps it is time that this government start selling some of this land to pay down on the tremendous amount of debt that they have given us. I personally prefer that it only be available to American citizens. Think of the value of some of the oil rich land we have accross this country and the enormous amount of money it would bring. Why does this government need so much land?
     
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    Great idea, but it flies in the face of Agenda 21 so it will NEVER happen.
     
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    What federally owned lands do you think should be sold? National parks? Wilderness areas? Military bases and bombing ranges? National monuments?

    Please be a little more specific. In fact, can you identify one piece of property you think we don't need any more?
     
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    Wilderness areas would be the top of the list. The desperate situation that this administration has put us in perhaps we should not take anything off the table. There is a tremendous amount of land that the government owns that is not being used for anything and never has been used for anything. In the future I will try to be more specific.
     
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    The Feds own 85% of Nevada, the majority of western states, and 30% of all the landmass in America. Something tells me we can find plenty of land to sell that isn't absolutely needed for defense or even national parks.

    Selling land is how we last paid off our debt. Unfortunately, you'll have to go back to Jackson for that kind of fiscal responsibility.
     
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    Anything and everything controlled by the BLM, for starters.

    Turn responsibility for dealing with national forests, grasslands, monuments, ecetera to the states.

    That would be a good start.
     
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    sell it to who?
     
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    American citizens
     
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    With this administration - China! :confused:
     
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    While I agree we should sell any assets that are not absolutely necessary, including land, I disagree with your position that the sale should be restricted to any one group. If our goal to generate revenue to pay down debt, we should sell to the highest bidder. I couldn't care less what nationality the new owner of some land in Nevada will be, just that he paid the highest price the market would bear for that land.
     

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