One way for the country to become more fiscally responsible would be too limit states to receiving a maximum of 100% of what they pay into the federal gov’t. Small states need to cut their budgets and prioritize. If your state cannot produce tax revenue then it should not be given handouts. The market should determine what your state is able to spend on its infrastructure. If you believe in small government this would be the best way to limit federal spending and force states to become more creative with their budgets.