Kalifornika and nue yawk are about the same - near totally dysfunctional and it is due to their legislatures, governators and minority interest groups. I think both states, as well as The Illinoid should consider the following: a revolution that separates certain cities from the remainder of the state. Kalifornika should revolt and separate LA, SF and SD from the rest of the state, making them city-states: you could have coastal kalifornika and The State of California. They each have a large enough population to stand, or be stood on their own, and the debt to the rest of the state to support them would be drastically reduced as it gets spread out to the rest of the states. The same can be said for Illinoid (or at least for those folk in Illinois who are annoyed with chicagoff - quitcher witching, revolt, revoke its charter and set it up as a city-state, or special district, or just let it hand and let congress decide - congress can't make ya take it back. Make it a free-port. You could have the international free-port of Chikagov, or Chicario, adn teh Great State of Illinois.
Neu yawkers should do the same - revolt, cut the stinkhole loose and make it a free-port. We would then have the Great State of New York and the international free-port of Neu Blumberg.
Now, if all this is accomplished while obama and pelosi are in office they will try and make democraptic states of these places, as special districts don't have congressional representation, so no additional dumbocraptic senators. But, if the states cut them loose and revoke their charters, they can become free-ports which would operate under federal authorita and their debt gets spread out over the entire nation, not just the state. Just think - the remaining states would decrease their funding to about 1-2% for these cities from the 50-60% they pay now, the debt would be spread across the rest of the nation and increase by about 1-2% per state, which could be reimbursed by the states freed from this individual state burden and these states would still save close to 50% of their individual financial burdens for these state based cities. Imagine the improvements to the quality of the schools, health care and state infrastructures that can be made with just a small fraction of the burdens already spent and the amount of $ that could go back to the taxpayers through tax reductions. It's wild to think about it.
Or, you can just revolt, revoke their charters, pull back state funding, close off roads and bridges, set up checkpoints and let them all rot... I suppose that when they start getting hungry enough they will finally get rid of the idiots who represent them but it will take a lot of them to starve before that happens.
I suppose we can airlift food and supplies to them but I would want them to commit to a change in their form of government first; no more liberal minority rule, no more family oriented lifetime mayoral governance and in neu yawk, nothin' from the city that has anything to do with bloomberg, shumer or either of the klintons north of the Weschester County line.............. just a thought.........