CBS News reports:
An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.”
Ian Hammond, the petition creator, wants to sell The Treasure State to the nation’s neighbor to the north for $1 trillion to help pay down the national debt. A lot of Montanans appear okay with the idea.
“This Montanan totally supports the idea,” Michelle Erb said. Others who signed the petition are thinking about moving before the sale takes place.
Online petition to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion and lower the national debt is gaining stream. https://t.co/51EaGR0suj
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) February 19, 2019
STATE FOR SALE? An online petition to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion is getting attention… in Montana. pic.twitter.com/rDb7lPG50b
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) February 18, 2019