The other issue in item 5, is the unemployment rate. Another article I read analyzed why it is that high when there are so many jobs being created. The answer, unemployed people are moving to Texas, seeking a job. The other state’s unemployment goes down, Texas’ rate goes up. Even with that, enough jobs are found to keep Texas below the national average.
Your point about the minimum wage jobs is right on. Go to Illinois or Michigan’s legislature and say, “my franchised restaurant will move to your state and bring in 50,000 minimum wage jobs”. Would they turn you down?
“Would they turn you down?”
I don’t know about Michigan and Illinois, but New York City would probably tell you to forgetaboutit!
Walmart’s been trying to get a spot for years, Harlem, The Bronx, Brooklyn too I think.
The people want it, of course. They want both the jobs and the shopping.
But the dim dem pols and the unions are dead set against it.