Texas is easily weathering the economic storms, while state services and infrastructure in California are on the verge of collapse. The contrast between the two state economies serves as a warning to the whole country.So ends a great piece by Mark Hemingway at the Washington Examiner (link) on the differences between two very similar (composition) states headed in vastly different directions.
This article states very clearly what the outcomes of liberal (ie. big gov't) and conservative (small) choices make on a state (or any government). It should be a must-read for any liberal thinker.