The Los Angeles Times shares the view of Adam Paul in their editorial today, but adds a second “cataclysm” (emphasis mine):
Democrats and the governor, and the Republican lawmakers who take pride in never voting in favor of any budget, have set us on a road toward two possible cataclysms: a popular revolt that will further diminish the power of government as we know it, and ruinous default that keeps the recession alive for another decade and plunges Californians, and perhaps all Americans, into nearly unimaginable misery. Sacramento players should check their rearview mirrors. Both objects are closer than they appear.
It would be a calamity if the power of government after all of this was actually reduced? Not from where NRO readers sit, I imagine.