Skip to comments.Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That "come-on-down-to-Texas" ad is “barely a fart”
Posted on 02/06/2013 2:53:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
I love federalism. Which is to say, really, that I love competition. When states, like businesses, compete for their desired goals in a free-market scenario, everybody wins in the long run, because the policies that really work and appeal to the most people will come out on top.
Texas and California are often compared as polar opposites in terms of their business-friendly policies; i.e., Texas is reliably ranked number one and California usually comes in around dead last. There are plenty of traditional and cultural factors that keep California an attractive place for venture capital investment, but an incoming raft of even more onerous regulations and higher taxes planned by the Californian government might mean that any businesses on the fence will reexamine their location options — and hey, just throwing this out there — Texas just wants them to know that the Lone Star state is a pretty great place.
In the 30-second radio advertisement which highlights Texas’ low taxes, predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled worked Perry says, “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible.”
The one-week advertising schedule will run in six media markets, namely San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego. TexasOne, a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a business destination, will pay for the advertising.
California Governor Jerry Brown was not impressed.
”It’s not a serious story, guys,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. “It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”
The ad buy Perry announced Monday is relatively small, at about $24,000, but it gained widespread attention in the media. Brown called the amount “the smallest entry into the media market of California.”
“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television,” Brown said. “Then I’ll take them seriously.”
Eloquent. Here’s the slightly more persuasive response from Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development, via HuffPo:
I can understand why Rick Perry is interested in California. We were the national jobs leader for most of the last year with 257,000 new private sector jobs, said Kish Rajan, director of the Governors Office of Business and Economic Development. “But business relocations only account for 0.03 percent of annual job losses in California. At that rate of growth, it would take 20 years to lose just 1 percent of our businesses to relocation. The reports show that no state has ever poached their way to long-term prosperity. Real job creation comes from Californias history as a national leader in start-ups and the expansion of homegrown businesses.
Poaching doesnt work. This is something so many governors have done before and with the same ineffective results. One of the only real studies thats ever been done on this, by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), called it insignificant. During the two years of the highest departures in the study, California lost just 0.05 percent of the states total establishments.
Er, poaching doesn’t work, really? Maybe not, and it’s true that, historically, not many of California’s job losses stem from relocation — but they better tell that to these guys, who clearly find it worthwhile to spend their time convincing Californian businesses that it would be more profitable to expand their businesses elsewhere, via the WSJ:
Now, states that have traditionally staffed external business-development offices only overseas are adding manpower in the Golden State.
Companies rarely relocate purely at a recruiter’s suggestion. But states are hoping to capture the attention of Silicon Valley venture capitalists as well as California’s large number of entrepreneurs and CEOs, and to make sure they are on the shortlist for any expansions or relocations. Arizona opened its first two domestic out-of-state offices in Octoberone near Los Angeles, the other in Silicon Valley. Tennessee in November posted an ad for a new government position looking for California businesses to poach. Nevada hired its own representatives in California two years ago.
Recruiters say most of their work centers on companies that are expanding, not relocating altogether. Ron Frierson, a Los Angeles-based representative for Kansas, says he spends his days scouring the state for businesses that may want to open out-of-state plants, warehouses or data centers. Doug Kiggins, one of Arizona’s two new California recruiters, said he has been spending about six hours a day driving around to promote Arizona’s business-friendly climate.
Next up from Perry in the governors’ feud: A classic “Bless their hearts,” perhaps?
Its not a burp. Its barely a fart.
Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown - keepin’ it classy.
Such clever repartee is simply devastating . . . just devastating!
a POS calling the kettle FART.
Perry bought $24,000 in advertising,Gov Brown opens his mouth and gives Perry 24 million in advertising,what a idiot.
Radio Host spent 30 mins on subject today.
Folsom Company Moving To Texas, Citing California Costs, Red Tape
California auto parts company moving to Texas
O.C. manufacturer to close, move to Texas
Another California Company Leaves For Texas as Tarps Plus Moves To Texas
I wouldn't dare do that in San Francisco / Oakland because somebody might take it as a come-on.
California Loses another Good Company as Ace Canopy Plans to Move Main Headquarters To Taylor Texas
Considering all the publicity it has gotten, I’d have to say it’s the best $24,000 ever spent.
Brown learned to speak like that when he was in the seminary.
“Incontinence hotline...Can you hold, please?
Two More CA Companies Pack Up and Move to Austin
Gov. Rick Perry says that 153 businesses have moved from California to Texas
Carls Jr. parent considers moving its headquarters to Texas
please tell me they don’t sponsor the Folsom Street Festival
My employer didn’t move their California operations to Texas. They moved to them North Carolina.
Medical research company relocates to Texas
AccentCare Moves Corporate Headquarters From California to Dallas
Fluor moving HQ from OC, CA to Irving TX
Californians moving to Texas in record numbers
Paragon Relocation Resources moved from Rancho Santa Margarita to Irving, Texas.
These two have been contesting each other to see who can pander to the ILLEGAL population the most. While La Raza Rick gets points for leading the way, Brown gets points for his quick and effective effort in playing catch-up.
They can trade HQ’s with the Bay Scouts of Sodom
Yeah, and Meg Whitman's illegal alien maids and servants called her worse..
What a clown show...
PLANO, TEXAS (A SUBURB OF DALLAS) WAS RANKED BY FORBES AS AMERICA’s SAFEST BIG CITY.
#1 Plano, Texas
Car fatality rank: 6
Violent crime rank: 1
The affluent Dallas suburb has a median household income of $79,234, 60% above the national average; a police force made up of college graduates; and a strong community watch program.
Jerry's own peeps say 254 businesses fled Kaliphornia in 2011.
Jerry Moonbeam Brown - keepin it classy.
Please - give ol' Jerry a break - If it weren't for his low class, he wouldn't have any class at all.
I think I already said something like that.
If so then how come I am seeing massive numbers of Kali plates here in Colorado? I kid you not, there isn’t a time on the roads I do not see a Kali plate since about a year ago. People are obviously leaving Kali in large numbers and I am sure Colorado isn’t the only place they are going.
I wonder if Brown even realizes that he, in effect said, “Ha! $24,000 is *nothing*! We could get exactly the same thing for $25,000,000!”
No, no, no, dammit, no.
Too many people don’t just move to Texas, they want to bring their BS ideas with them. We really need boarder guards on ALL boarders.
Show me your Case knife, your NRA membership, and at least one pair of actual working boots, or turn the heck around!
One assumes the MD/VA dots are for companies looking to get closer to the Federal feed trough.
They took paradise and turned it into a third-world hellhole.
Why should Texans want Californians to come to their state when there is already plenty of illegal immigration coming from their southern neighbor?
Have Texans seen what Californians have done to their state?
Even the prisons are leaving California!
Jerry Brown is such a disgrace to my state, which doesn’t say much considering how far gone my state is(Ive lived here my whole life and its never been this bad) all Brown does is pander to the illegals who run this state..nothing he says surprises me I’m actually shocked he didnt say it in Spanish
Perry “farts” in Texas and Jerry smells a stink in Kalifornia... Maybe the fart didn’t originate in Texas...
>What a clown show...
Fluor already has a sizeable presence in Sugar Land, Texas. Great area to live and work.
Typically, libs have to lie or mislead. What’s missing from their little excuse-making “analysis” are the companies that won’t even go to California or expand their presence there. California doesn’t have to suffer relocations in order to lose at this game. With a growing and (illegal) immigrant population, the jobs aren’t coming there. And one more thing, the relocations will increase even if they are a small %. All the trends are working against the formerly great state.