States have prostituted themselves so heavily to the Federal Government that they have placed themselves in a position of pushing for bankruptcy. This is why states should exercise their 10th Amendment rights and force the federal government out of state internal affairs.
There is no more money. A $1.6 trillion federal deficit is staggering to contemplate and the individual states are complicit. This is the legacy we leave for generations to come. There can no longer be the "business as usual" relationship between the individual States and the Federal government.