Ok, lets say Texas pulls off secession. If, as you say, they are big time moochers, then you will be ecstatic, knowing that there will be more goodies available for you since Texas won't be draining your guys "Stash"
Texas is responsible for the largest number of private sector job growth in the last few years. Private sector jobs increase the size of the economy because private sector income is 'value added" in other words, profitable, (know how you guys hate that word) They are the fuel the entire economy runs on.
Public sector jobs are "value depleting" They devour the fuel, like an extra 1000 lbs of concrete in the trunk. Yes, we need some of them, no one is arguing that they don't. Buy try to do without Texas? ummm