Wrong! California has the worst rating of any State at A- just below Illinois at A+. Check the 13 States with the best ratings of AAA and note almost all are Republican. 2012 Ratings
"California has the worst credit rating of any state now and the nation's worst credit rating record over the past 11 years, according to a new nationwide compilation by the Pew Center on the States.
The compilation is based on Standard and Poor's credit ratings and covers every year since 2001. Thirteen states sit atop the Pew chart with AAA credit ratings while California is alone at the bottom at A-minus and is the only state to dip to the worst possible rating, BBB, during the 11-year period.