Not sure why the U.S would give two of it's most populous and economically important states ( California and Texas )
Future population projections 2050:
California: 52 million
Texas; 37 million
Also, it's unlikely that these states will not be the two largest economies in the U.S in 2082, as even factoring in climate change/migrations, both California and Texas still have ample resources and land.
It would be the absolute stupidest move EVER by a country to give up California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.
"Liberterianism is a mental disease. A national health crisis and a threat to the future of this country...Worse than the threat from terrorism, asteroids, disease and yes global warming.
It is mindless anti-government idiocy. If it isn't turned back I predict the end of this country as a world power. Simply put the need to educate our entire population like any sane country is sen as wrong by the cult that practice this foolish idiocy. So is simple workers rights, child labor and every other sane policy of the modern world."
"The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”
-Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."