How ‘bout we sell California.
Sell it to China or Russia.
California is a drain on the country’s economy, and selling it would bring positive value to the rest of the country, and we’d end up with a country with much better human values while we’re at it. Plus, it would mean a loss of a lot of liberal votes in the electoral college.
I can’t see any negatives in selling California, since, the big companies that do business in the state, would sooner or later shift operations to what’s left of the U.S. But, we would have to make sure that the liberals in the state cannot move into the other 49 states without promising to leave their liberal ideology behind.
I would expect a marked improvement in California's quality of life and productivity as a Capitalist government friendlier to the rest of America replaces the existing anti-American Communist government. :)