Top 10 reasons for NYC to secede from NY State. Here are the bottom 5:
10: STATE LEGISLATORS from the boroughs would have to survive on the $405 in weekly unemployment benefits that they failed to raise for years.
9: SEN. PEDRO ESPADA wouldn't have to pretend to live in the Bronx anymore.
8:THE CITY COULD reinstate the commuter tax—ending free rides for suburbanites (like Mr. Espada).
7: WITH ALBANY IRRELEVANT, plans for high-speed rail service from here to there could be shelved, saving $15 billion.
6: MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG could stop giving cash to Republican senators, freeing up money for still more of his captivating campaign ads.