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California politicians visit California jobs in Texas
Hot Air ^ | 4/22/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/22/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT by Nachum

When California politicians want to visit California jobs, they increasingly have to leave California to do so. That’s why Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom traveled with a small entourage of other Golden State politicians to Texas, the biggest beneficiary of California’s economic policies. So many jobs have fled California to Texas, John Fund writes for the Wall Street Journal, that the governing class needed lessons from Texas Governor Rick Perry on how not to repel business:

“We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,” says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who organized the trip. “Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?”

The contrast is undeniable. Texas has added 165,000 jobs during the last three years while California has lost 1.2 million. California’s jobless rate is 12% compared to 8% in Texas.

“I don’t see this as a partisan issue,” Mr. Newsom told reporters before the group met with Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry. The former San Francisco mayor has many philosophical disagreements with Mr. Perry, but he admitted he was “sick and tired” of hearing about the governor’s success luring businesses to Texas.

In fact, those jobs are moving so quickly that the politicians can’t keep up with them. While California’s delegation visited Texas, another major business announced its intention to move. Fujitsu Frontech, a major high-tech company, will move its manufacturing facilities from Foothill Ranch, California to New York. The announcements of the move didn’t indicate how many jobs this entails, but it’s probably not minimal, and California can hardly stand to lose any at the moment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; politicians; visit
Obamanomics
1 posted on 04/22/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ping


2 posted on 04/22/2011 12:56:45 PM PDT by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: Nachum

The NEW ballad of Jed Clampett
Come and listen to a story ‘bout a man named Jed
Poor oil entrepreneur barely kept his family fed
Then one day he was working for some food,
And up through the town come a bumbling clown
(Brown that is, take a toke, what a joke)

Well the first thing you know old Jed’s taxes are to much to bear,
Kin folk said Jed move away from there!
Said California is no place for you to be
So they loaded up the truck and they moved from Beverly
(go’n back to the Hills they are, fish’n holes, country and western stars)

Well now it’s time to say goodbye to Jed and all his kin
They would like to thank you folks for kindly dropping in
You’re all invited back again to their new locality
To have a heaping helping of their hospitality
(Redneck Hillbillies, is what the press call ‘em now,
Clingers of bibles and guns and to Obama no bow!
Nice folks Y’all come back now, ya hear?)


3 posted on 04/22/2011 12:57:14 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Nachum
“I don’t see this as a partisan issue,” Mr. Newsom told reporters

Lower taxes, less regulations, no unions, costs 1/3 to house prisoners in Texas compared to CA, nah, nothing different between the parties in this list.

When they get back to CA, they may know why businesses are leaving but won't do a thing to change.

4 posted on 04/22/2011 1:02:41 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Nachum

“We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,”

Beyond clueless!


5 posted on 04/22/2011 1:03:08 PM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Nachum

“The former San Francisco mayor has many philosophical disagreements with Mr. Perry, but he admitted he was “sick and tired” of hearing about the governor’s success luring businesses to Texas.”

What a nitwit. Hang on to your philosophical differences, Gavin, and you will continue to be sick and tired. Think even a moron might see the connection.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 1:04:02 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Nachum

Texas - What America used to be


7 posted on 04/22/2011 1:04:02 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Nachum

That is funny.

California politicians are so removed from reality that they cannot figure out why businesses are leaving.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 1:04:02 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Nachum
“We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,” says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who organized the trip. “Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?”

Dan, if you can't figure this out for yourself you must be profoundly ignorant.
9 posted on 04/22/2011 1:06:05 PM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Nachum

This has to be satire. There’s no way Newsom has enough of a clue to realize govenment is the reason jobs are leaving the state.


10 posted on 04/22/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: lormand
Texas - What America used to be

If we don't stem the tide of Messkins swarming into here SOON, we'll be talking about what Texas "used to be". They're doing a fine job of importing third world values and cultures into this beautiful, Conservative state.

Granted some of them do adopt our ways and fully assimilate, but that's just a small proportion of them.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 1:14:23 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Nachum

These people are too stupid to even be embarrassed.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 1:26:40 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Nachum

“We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,” says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue,

Is this satire?


13 posted on 04/22/2011 1:28:21 PM PDT by sbwordman (The most important thing a man can do for his kids is to love their mother.)
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To: sbwordman

These CA politicos probably resent having to pretend they even care about where the jobs are going...most of their new constituents believe they don’t need no steenking jobs, and so far they are right.


14 posted on 04/22/2011 1:44:40 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Nachum

New Jobs in Texas and other states are just by-products of the hugh success of the Socialist State of CaliInDeepDebtDooDooFoRnia.


15 posted on 04/22/2011 1:48:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: day10

Dan Logue knows exactly why businesses have left
and are leaving California. He has known from the
start. But he understands that the Dems are never
going to get it without having their noses rubbed
in it. It’s like the teacher who says “Today, class,
we are going to learn.......”. Obviously, the teach-
er already knows the subject matter.


16 posted on 04/22/2011 1:52:51 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Nachum

The “green economy” marxism is soooo successful.


17 posted on 04/22/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Nachum
The Exodus is going to pick up. Most defense contractors are running for the hills after being in California 70+ years.

It's true there is a huge Congressional delegation that they want voting for projects, but since that delegation is now Radical Leftist Democrats in the main, there's no reason to stick around. They don't vote for things that Lockheed, Boeing or Northrop Grumman build anyway.

Those companies are decamping to DC and moving plants to the South.

18 posted on 04/22/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Jonty30
That is funny.

California politicians are so removed from reality that they cannot figure out why businesses are leaving.



What I find funny is that almost all of the CA politicians who made the trip to Texas were Republicans. Very few Democrats, Gavin Newsome being a notable exception.

Which heavily implies that the rest of the California Legislature, being overwhelmingly Democratic, is simply too stupid to realize what is happening to their business environment, and far too stupid to even begin to understand what to do about it.

Very sad for California.
19 posted on 04/22/2011 2:22:21 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Nachum

Gavin the serial adulterer is continuing to play dress-up as a “pro-jobs Democrat.” It’s utterly fake. He did the same “look at me, I’m a conservative Democrat” fakery in the Lt. Gov’s race, chastising his (admittedly left-wing) GOP opponent for supporting a huge state tax hike ... without pointing out that Newsom did nothing in SF to rein in business-repelling taxes and regulations, and has proposed no state SPENDING CUTS whatsoever.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 2:59:49 PM PDT by pogo101
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Fujitsu Frontech, a major high-tech company, will move its manufacturing facilities from Foothill Ranch, California to New York.

can somebody please explain that one to me???

21 posted on 04/22/2011 3:37:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

They really don’t have a clue. It is exactly because of the philosophical differences. They think that all the little things they do - tax this, regulate that, license the other, etc etc - don’t have a magnitude effect to cause any one person/entity to suffer to the point of breaking. They are wrong. The frogs in the pot are boiling and the smarter ones jumped out long ago. There are just far too many nit-picky little things that end up costing a fortune and driving people crazy. And there is nothing left to do because the system is now dependent on all the little things such that no new industry will start here; retirees will leave and certainly not shop here; large businesses will move. The state is stuck on stupid. The best thing that can happen is that the people will vote down the tax extension and force the state to make the hard decisions. Then maybe they will find a little libertarianism and decide to back off the over taxing over regulating over licensing method of governance.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 5:47:09 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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