Let's assume, for kicks and giggles, that Texas decided to tax its exports to the other 49 states of fossil fuels, farm products, building materials (most cement is made in Texas), and mining output.
Should that be allowed, or would the Federal Government have a case to step in and try to force Texas to share its wealth with the peasant states?
I think that by taxing our oil exports (remember that even imported oil is regularly refined or at least piped through Texas) and other products could really pump some money in to the state. No reason we should be giving away the fruits of Exxon's labor, for example, for free to Californians.
But what say you?