From American Thinker: "Currently, states are not allowed by federal law to go bankrupt, a situation David Skeel seeks to change, in an important article in the Weekly Standard. He argues that this is far preferable to the inevitable federal bailouts for spendthrift states like California, New York, and Illinois, which have been so generous to their employees in pay, benefits, and pensions that they are unable to raise enough revenue to meet their obligations. The idea that taxpayers in more sensible states like Indiana and Texas should have to bail out wealthy Democratic strongholds unable to operate responsibly is explosive. Mark Steyn has even warned that secession talk could get serious in the face of such looting of the prudent." The Obama regime must bailout California even if they vote themselves into bankruptcy in the name of social justice. Unfortunately some of that bailout money will come from states that managed their spending carefully and have moderate to low taxes. Those taxes are going to have to be increased to keep the lights on at the mansions of the rich liberals in Hollywood and San Fransisco because we all know you can't power the whole state on windmills and solar cells and California refuses to build powerplants of any kind. Texans might as well just build nuclear power plants and string wires straight to California. It might be more efficient than handing the money to the federal government.