Skip to comments.California politicians visit California jobs … in Texas
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. Thats why Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom traveled with a small entourage of other Golden State politicians to Texas, the biggest beneficiary of Californias 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. Californias jobless rate is 12% compared to 8% in Texas.
I dont 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 governors success luring businesses to Texas.
In fact, those jobs are moving so quickly that the politicians cant keep up with them. While Californias 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 didnt indicate how many jobs this entails, but its probably not minimal, and California can hardly stand to lose any at the moment.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
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
(gon back to the Hills they are, fishn 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?)
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.
We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses,
“The former San Francisco mayor has many philosophical disagreements with Mr. Perry, but he admitted he was sick and tired of hearing about the governors 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.
Texas - What America used to be
That is funny.
California politicians are so removed from reality that they cannot figure out why businesses are leaving.
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.
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.
These people are too stupid to even be embarrassed.
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?
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.
New Jobs in Texas and other states are just by-products of the hugh success of the Socialist State of CaliInDeepDebtDooDooFoRnia.
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.
The “green economy” marxism is soooo successful.
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.
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.
can somebody please explain that one to me???
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.
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