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California's mess not Texas' fault
Orange County Register ^ | June 25, 2011 | Steven Greenhut

Posted on 06/25/2011 2:19:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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Everywhere I go, I am met by California taxpayers and business owners who love their state. But they share the stories of their search to go elsewhere – or else their exit plan if things get much worse, economically. Some of this is idle chat, but many people are serious,...

.....Californians have always embraced a form of exceptionalism, believing that the normal rules don't apply out here. But while I love that the old Midwestern and Eastern social mores don't matter so much on the Left Coast, there's no escaping the laws of economics.

Entrepreneurs go into the private sector, where they take risks, innovate, and create jobs and fortunes. The private sector fills the public sector's coffers with cash, whereas the public sector burns through the money on its endless commissions and high salaries, runs up billions of dollars in unfunded retirement liabilities, complains that it can't do its job because of tough economic times, and then demands higher taxes. Bad businesses go belly up. Bad bureaucracies never go away and they always lobby for more money...

Texas has many flaws, but at least the leaders there seem to understand the importance of private investment and the limits on government. It's sad, in a way, that California leaders need to make such a trek to remind themselves of those simple, timeless lessons, and that I even need to devote a column raising these obvious points.

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The answer to all these questions is simple: Do less. Govern less. Spend less. Let the market work. Then the jobs will flow, and the public coffers will be filled again.

This isn't about Texas, but about enterprise and freedom. Until California voters understand that, it's going to be a long time before we are prosperous again.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: freeenterprise; laws; regulations; texas

1 posted on 06/25/2011 2:19:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly [excerpt]...While Huntsman or Romney might please the same Republican establishment that brought us the mesmerizing campaigns of John McCain and Bob Dole, the best thing for the Republican Party -- and the country -- is for there to be a sharp distinction between the two parties' nominees. If there were any question about whether Rick Perry would provide a clear alternative to Obama, look only to the left's reaction to Perry's recent speech at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Following his remarks (which, though well-prepared and delivered, were nothing outside mainstream conservative thought), MSNBC's liberal commentator Mika Brzezinski proclaimed that she "felt like an alien" watching the speech. While others may recoil at such an outlandish declaration about what was a fairly benign, if fiery, conservative speech, I found myself applauding Mika's refreshing candor about the perspective of the American left.

It's high time Americans know that ideas like the ones Perry addressed -- American exceptionalism, the sanctity of life, states' rights, personal freedom -- are foreign concepts to the modern left. They can't make sense of them and can't imagine that anyone actually believes that way. [end excerpt]

2 posted on 06/25/2011 2:32:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the same breath, one speech does not paint a picture of bold colors to cover what was once a mixture of pastels. Every candidate’s entire picture must be vetted and cross checked by those who also have their hat in the ring, not to mention those of us who the hope to alure. Otherwise we will again receive one whose picture will be turned inside out once the game is over.

And this time the game will sadly be over, for all of time as we will come to know it.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 2:50:16 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: dragnet2

Ping to a good article.

Tex


4 posted on 06/25/2011 3:54:51 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bump


5 posted on 06/25/2011 5:07:07 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What will ultimately happen in California is what's happened in New York. It isn't so much that businesses will pick up and leave -- though some surely will. The economic ruin will come from the normal business cycle as businesses shut down and none are started to replace them.

New York's old manufacturing base is closing down as plants age and products become obsolete; and there's nothing all that unusual about it. But for decades now, very few new businesses have moved in or started up.

And that includes small businesses which is easily seen in the abandoned storefronts that line the main streets of upstate's small towns and villages. It's a slow-motion process that people, unfortunately, get used to.

Don't expect any revolution in California politics, it won't happen. The countryside will dry up, but San Diego and San Francisco will remain prosperous as what economic activity that exists (government, healthcare, lawyers and colleges) increasingly concentrate themselves there.

Meanwhile, the conservative-leaning middle class will quietly pick up and move away, leaving in their place, the poor and the elderly. It's the Democratic way.

6 posted on 06/25/2011 5:23:34 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BfloGuy

Well said.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 5:27:38 AM PDT by comps4spice (Liberalism is a threat to life and liberty in the USA.)
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To: BfloGuy

I was thinking about NY and CA just this morning. The “coasts” are filling up with liberals, as “fly-over” country builds up their congressional base (from those fleeing the “coasts”) and works to take back our country.


8 posted on 06/25/2011 5:39:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Until California voters understand that, it’s going to be a long time before we are prosperous again.”
Not gonna happen. Kalifornicate is overly populated with illegals and liberals and has passed the point of no return.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 5:40:30 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

For now.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 5:43:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Believing that the normal rules don’t apply out here.
And they wonder how california became the numbet one sheit hole in the nation.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 6:37:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

The wealthy libs don’t care, they just want to drive out conservative minded middle class people, keep the ignorant as serfs and accumulate ever more status.


12 posted on 06/25/2011 6:55:06 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Everywhere I go, I am met by California taxpayers and business owners who love their state. But they share the stories of their search to go elsewhere

Those that want to give up the best to settle for less, I wish them good luck...What's that saying? You can run but ya can't hide? Same applies.

To be honest, I personally wouldn't move to Texas if ya took me in a fully stocked, complementary stretch limo, and gave me a free place to live. That place is like living on the surface of Mercury...But with dripping humidity...lol

Good luck to all!

13 posted on 06/25/2011 8:41:53 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I love that the old Midwestern and Eastern social mores don’t matter so much on the left coast” - and that’s why California will continue to go down the crapper.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 9:31:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vaduz

Leftist philosophy takes paradise and turns it into a pit, while conservative philosophy takes a pit and turns it into a paradise.This is the only reason people need to flee countries to the South of us and come here. There is nothing here that is not in Mexico except (until now) we have had and followed a good paradigm. They have a work force, good climate, natural resources, fertile land. America is not just “lucky”. California needs to wake up soon or they are going to be simply “Upper Mexico” just as college has been turned into “Longer High School” all in the name of mythical fairness.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 9:39:45 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
End Near for Zimbabwe's Last White Farmers

There are always some people who fail to see the writing on the wall.

16 posted on 06/25/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Anima Mundi
Those that want to give up the best to settle for less, I wish them good luck...What's that saying? You can run but ya can't hide? Same applies.

To be honest, I personally wouldn't move to Texas if ya took me in a fully stocked, complementary stretch limo, and gave me a free place to live. That place is like living on the surface of Mercury...But with dripping humidity...lol

Good luck to all!

I don’t think it is that simple with these two states being both so large and with very different climates all over both states. San Diego vs Houston...yes, California wins but Fresno vs. Fredricksburg..

Oh it's that simple...Ya see 85 percent of most Californians live on or near the coastal plain, where the weather is world class, very Mediterranean like.

For good reason I might add.

If I wanted to live inland, I'd go to the desert or Kansas or Texas....But no thanks, as I feel sorry for people that live in those places...Good luck.

Oh, and stay out of my PM...If ya have something to say, say it right here.

17 posted on 06/25/2011 10:05:18 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
To be honest, I personally wouldn't move to Texas if ya took me in a fully stocked, complementary stretch limo, and gave me a free place to live. That place is like living on the surface of Mercury...But with dripping humidity...lol

Texans can take the heat.

Please do stay in California.

18 posted on 06/25/2011 10:13:15 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: TheMom; Allegra; Eaker; humblegunner

Ping


19 posted on 06/25/2011 10:15:10 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: dragnet2
To be honest, I personally wouldn't move to Texas...

Thank God!

20 posted on 06/25/2011 10:36:14 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Texans can take the heat.

Enjoy...

Got a clear blue sky, about 76 degrees, with a mild on-shore Pacific breeze... Somehow, I'll tough it out here.

Best of luck!

21 posted on 06/25/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Where in Ca are you?


22 posted on 06/25/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: dragnet2

Good for you. If I wanted to live there I could live there too but there are too many JERKS there now. I’d rather live around nice people than in a great climate around someone so rude. It was uncalled for when I was just saying that different people look for different attributes when they decide where to live. Don’t bother explaining what the climate is like in California after I wrote that I lived there in all parts of the state for many years. The SOCIAL climate in California sucks. SYWFT.


23 posted on 06/25/2011 9:46:11 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: dragnet2
Got a clear blue sky, about 76 degrees, with a mild on-shore Pacific breeze...

Beginning next year, Gov. Brown will be taxing that breeze.

24 posted on 06/25/2011 9:52:31 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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The year round weather here alone is worth a *fortune* to us...Ya it cost a bit more, but well worth it for us!

Cheers!


25 posted on 06/26/2011 1:54:20 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

The weather’s nice in Zimbabwe, too.


26 posted on 06/26/2011 1:55:57 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Stuck where you are, I understand your anger..

Good luck Lacy


27 posted on 06/26/2011 11:12:45 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BfloGuy
"It's a slow-motion process that people, unfortunately, get used to."

Societal rust?

28 posted on 06/26/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: dragnet2
Right now, dreg, I'm stuck by the sunny pool with an icy beverage marveling at my acreage, low taxes, low crime rate, and civilized neighbors. But hey, have fun out there in the sunshine with Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Mark Leno, and the rest of your people. ...To each his own, I guess.


29 posted on 06/26/2011 12:02:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I'm stuck by the sunny pool

The sunny pool eh?

lol...As if Pennsylvania don't have queers and freaks.. BTW, I believe the photo you posted is out of the Philadelphia gay pride parade..

If you'd like to see more images of PA gay festivities, leemme know lacy...

30 posted on 06/26/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We are taking the jump. Born and raised in CA. We have lived in Southern Cal, Central Cal and now Northern Cal...i’m 45 and a business owner. As much as I will miss our current community, friends and our family...it’s doesn’t make economical sense to stay any longer. We are conservative and don’t like the liberl loons who are destroying our state. Yes we have nice weather...but how much time do we really spend outside. And with housing so much more affordable there, we can buy a home with a pool...so if it’s hot..we shall swim :) The schools are rated high in the area’s we are looking to move and a conservative attitude prevails! We like the idea of keeping over 20$ we pay in State income tax in CA, not to mention cheaper everything...32% cheaper to live in TX. We want to enjoy our life...not give our hard earned money to a bozo state. Things are going to get really bad here in CA, really bad. Housing prices will continue to go down as more business’ leave and the middle class...I hope they change coarse...so in my old age I can see California back in her glory!!!


31 posted on 06/28/2011 2:32:29 AM PDT by movingoutofca
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To: movingoutofca

Welcome.

I’ve traveled (and lived) all over the United States (and traveled abroad) and I will tell you now, Texans will win your heart.

As you’ll often see stuck on TX car bumpers,

“I wasn’t born in TX but I got here as fast as I could.”

Have a good landing.


32 posted on 06/28/2011 2:47:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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