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Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That "come-on-down-to-Texas" ad is “barely a fart”
Hotair ^ | 02/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen

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 Governor’s 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 California’s history as a national leader in start-ups and the expansion of homegrown businesses.”

Poaching doesn’t work. This is something so many governors have done before and with the same ineffective results. One of the only real studies that’s 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 state’s 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 October—one 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?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; jerrybrown; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 02/06/2013 2:53:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Keeping it classy, Gov. Isn't this the guy who called his female gubernatorial opponent a whore? And then blamed his wife?
2 posted on 02/06/2013 2:57:45 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown - keepin’ it classy.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 2:59:03 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Such clever repartee is simply devastating . . . just devastating!


4 posted on 02/06/2013 3:01:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: SeekAndFind

a POS calling the kettle FART.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 3:03:56 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 3:07:09 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Folsom Company Moving To Texas, Citing California Costs, Red Tape

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/12/12/folsom-company-moving-to-texas-for-a-new-start/


7 posted on 02/06/2013 3:08:43 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

California auto parts company moving to Texas

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20110204-california-auto-parts-company-moving-to-texas.ece


8 posted on 02/06/2013 3:10:01 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

O.C. manufacturer to close, move to Texas

http://jan.blog.ocregister.com/2011/06/07/o-c-manufacturer-to-close-move-to-texas/60071/


9 posted on 02/06/2013 3:10:36 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another California Company Leaves For Texas as Tarps Plus Moves To Texas

http://news.yahoo.com/another-california-company-leaves-texas-tarps-plus-moves-080032383.html


10 posted on 02/06/2013 3:11:07 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I would fart anywhere in Texas.

I wouldn't dare do that in San Francisco / Oakland because somebody might take it as a come-on.

11 posted on 02/06/2013 3:11:37 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SeekAndFind

California Loses another Good Company as Ace Canopy Plans to Move Main Headquarters To Taylor Texas

http://news.yahoo.com/california-loses-another-good-company-ace-canopy-plans-191626289.html


12 posted on 02/06/2013 3:12:05 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering all the publicity it has gotten, I’d have to say it’s the best $24,000 ever spent.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 3:12:20 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: YHAOS

Brown learned to speak like that when he was in the seminary.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 3:12:48 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

“Incontinence hotline...Can you hold, please?


15 posted on 02/06/2013 3:12:48 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two More CA Companies Pack Up and Move to Austin

http://urbangrounds.com/2011/05/texas-winning-vs-ca/


16 posted on 02/06/2013 3:12:53 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
This Chart/Map was for 2010, Exodus has only grown since.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 3:13:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Gov. Rick Perry says that 153 businesses have moved from California to Texas

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2010/nov/18/rick-perry/gov-rick-perry-says-153-businesses-have-moved-cali/


18 posted on 02/06/2013 3:13:30 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Carl’s Jr. parent considers moving its headquarters to Texas

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20110131-carls-jr.-parent-considers-moving-its-headquarters-to-texas.ece


19 posted on 02/06/2013 3:14:16 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

please tell me they don’t sponsor the Folsom Street Festival


20 posted on 02/06/2013 3:14:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Miltie

My employer didn’t move their California operations to Texas. They moved to them North Carolina.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 3:14:35 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SeekAndFind

Medical research company relocates to Texas

http://www.movebuilder.com/press/article/relocation-news/medical-research-company-relocates-to-texas-19906188


22 posted on 02/06/2013 3:15:05 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

AccentCare Moves Corporate Headquarters From California to Dallas

http://www.texasbusiness.com/accentcare-moves-corporate-headquarters-from-california-to-dallas-cms-3998


23 posted on 02/06/2013 3:16:03 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

24 posted on 02/06/2013 3:16:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Fluor moving HQ from OC, CA to Irving TX

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php/5329-Fluor-moving-HQ-from-OC-CA-to-Irving


25 posted on 02/06/2013 3:16:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Californians moving to Texas in record numbers

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Californians-moving-to-Texas-in-record-numbers-2289388.php


26 posted on 02/06/2013 3:17:17 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

27 posted on 02/06/2013 3:18:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Paragon Relocation Resources moved from Rancho Santa Margarita to Irving, Texas.

http://www.independentamerican.org/2010/04/22/companies-leaving-californiasome-to-nevada/


28 posted on 02/06/2013 3:18:19 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Liz; TADSLOS

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.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 3:18:35 PM PST by South40
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To: Uncle Miltie

They can trade HQ’s with the Bay Scouts of Sodom


30 posted on 02/06/2013 3:18:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: miss marmelstein
Gov. Isn't this the guy who called his female gubernatorial opponent a whore?

Yeah, and Meg Whitman's illegal alien maids and servants called her worse..

What a clown show...

31 posted on 02/06/2013 3:19:25 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Miltie

32 posted on 02/06/2013 3:19:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: elkfersupper

PLANO, TEXAS (A SUBURB OF DALLAS) WAS RANKED BY FORBES AS AMERICA’s SAFEST BIG CITY.

See here:

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egim45edhe/1-plano-texas/

#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.


33 posted on 02/06/2013 3:23:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Jerry must have scored some good choom or coke (or both) from his community organizer buddy.

Jerry's own peeps say 254 businesses fled Kaliphornia in 2011.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/moved-342887-companies-texas.html

34 posted on 02/06/2013 3:24:18 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Psalm 73
“It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

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.

35 posted on 02/06/2013 3:24:35 PM PST by Bob
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To: SeekAndFind

I think I already said something like that.


36 posted on 02/06/2013 3:29:13 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


37 posted on 02/06/2013 3:31:33 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!”


38 posted on 02/06/2013 3:32:33 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


39 posted on 02/06/2013 3:40:13 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind
"Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That "come-on-down-to-Texas" ad is 'barely a fart'"

Better than one of those Cali-tofu emissions. Brown likes to show his stylish vanity sometimes.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 3:42:51 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Interesting how there are no dots in MA, NY, or NJ. Gee, I wonder why?

One assumes the MD/VA dots are for companies looking to get closer to the Federal feed trough.

41 posted on 02/06/2013 3:50:41 PM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: SeekAndFind

They took paradise and turned it into a third-world hellhole.


42 posted on 02/06/2013 3:53:39 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


43 posted on 02/06/2013 3:56:04 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Folsom Company Moving To Texas, Citing California Costs, Red Tape

Even the prisons are leaving California!

44 posted on 02/06/2013 3:57:07 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


45 posted on 02/06/2013 4:04:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Perry “farts” in Texas and Jerry smells a stink in Kalifornia... Maybe the fart didn’t originate in Texas...


46 posted on 02/06/2013 4:05:34 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: dragnet2

>What a clown show...

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Clownifornia?


47 posted on 02/06/2013 4:11:50 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG


48 posted on 02/06/2013 4:48:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Fluor already has a sizeable presence in Sugar Land, Texas. Great area to live and work.


49 posted on 02/06/2013 5:21:07 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


50 posted on 02/06/2013 5:25:06 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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