3 cities in California, a state you have to admit is left of center when it comes to governing themselves, file for bankruptcy because they have bills that excede their revenues, and by law and constitution, they can't run a deficit. And you throw out a red Herring about heat (environment), high gas prices (supply and demand, taxes), and academic cheating in the APS (totally corrupt left of center administration) as a rebuttal?
Are you serious?
That's one of the main problems. Everybody wants to kick the can down the road so my children and future grandchildren will have to deal with it. Grow up, suck it up, and get ready for smaller government that can pay its' bills. Or, join the ranks of the bankrupt.