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Why is Texas Governor Rick Perry in Illinois? (Another "I'm coming for your jobs" tour)
TIME ^ | 04/28/2013 | By Josh Sanburn

Posted on 04/28/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Like an aging rocker, Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on the 2013 I’m Coming For Your Jobs tour across America. His first stop: California a couple months ago. This week he’s in Illinois, where he got a nasty reception from public officials. The trips are part of an effort to get businesses from highly taxed and heavily regulated states to relocate down South — but his efforts may fall flat, if recent history is any indication.

Texas has arguably become one of the few true economic success stories since the recession. The state has an unemployment rate of around 6% and a $9 billion budget surplus, even as many states struggle with 8% and 9% unemployment and severe budget deficits.

The state is run by pro-business Republicans in the state legislature, along with Gov. Perry, who supports low regulation and low taxes. Texas doesn’t have an individual income tax, either. Its minimum wage is lower than other left-leaning states, which keeps labor costs down. Prices for land and housing are low. And the oil and natural gas boom in recent years has kept jobs from leaving the state. The tradeoff for all this, of course: Texas’s relatively flimsy social safety net.

But Perry still isn’t satisfied with business in Texas. The governor sees even more potential if he can just lure corporations away from states that aren’t as friendly to business. The two states he’s visited so far, California and Illinois, rank 50th and 48th, respectively, in a survey of best states for business, according to a recent poll in the Wall Street Journal.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: illinois; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 04/28/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He doesn’t have to get every business, just enough of them. The more business relocate to Texas, the more likely other business on their own will also relocate to Texas.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eat your heart out, Time.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: SeekAndFind

Eat your heart out, Time.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Jonty30

The governors of Illinois and California must really hate this guy.

I wonder what state is next on his tour route...


5 posted on 04/28/2013 7:14:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Like an aging rocker”

How is this relevant to what Perry is doing? I can hardly think of a stupider or less relevant comparison.

I’d say that it’s reporters like this jerk who resemble aging rockers.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 7:16:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

The image building and public relations value to Texas, the positive publicity generated, has enduring value to Texas.

The left hates these trips and attacks them because it also points out the failures of liberalism.

The media should not have any emotional investment in these trips, but their articles always reveal that it bugs them terribly.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 7:16:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: Jonty30

>> He doesn’t have to get every business, just enough of them.

As far as I’m concerned he doesn’t have to get *any* of them!

Just watching him piss off liberal media and socialist state governments is entertainment, and worth every dollar I help to pay him.

In fact, if they’re going to come to Texas and demand reinforcement of what Time calls our “flimsy social safety net”, I’d just as soon they stay in IL or CA or NY.


8 posted on 04/28/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Careful Governor, ...

Some of those businesses are run by
liberal Pukes that helped get their state in such trouble.

Be sure to check out every business that says they might move to Texas before welcoming them with open arms.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 7:21:55 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cicero

>> I’d say that it’s reporters like this jerk...

He’s not a reporter. He’s a propagandist.


10 posted on 04/28/2013 7:23:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Texas Wide Open for Business


11 posted on 04/28/2013 7:26:02 PM PDT by deport
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To: SeekAndFind

Wouldn’t it be more accurate to write that, like a touring rock star the Texas Governor.....

How does “aging rock star” make sense.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heh, it is a matter of economics don’t ya think? If he can get folks to move to Texas, more power to him.


13 posted on 04/28/2013 7:30:36 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Nervous Tick

Although he seems to be complimenting with faint damning.

Liberals: please keep trashing your cities and states.. we’re happy to suction off the cream of your societies.


14 posted on 04/28/2013 7:30:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Jonty30

Damn it! I’m sorry—old governor Pointy Boots is filling this state with people who are probably wild eyed liberals.

We have enough liberals here as it is. If he wants to go to some conservative states and bring in some good conservative, hard working people, that’s fine.

Of course, we don’t need any new citizens in the Hill Country and other drought ridden areas of Texas. We have no water!


15 posted on 04/28/2013 7:32:13 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

Heh, actually, most factories and folks that would move to Texas would not fall into your “liberal” category. Yes, no more liberals but yes to those that want to make money - ie. capitalists.

Nice thought about the water though - that ought to keep them away..heh.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 7:36:11 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can I hitch a ride back with him?


17 posted on 04/28/2013 7:42:14 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan
Can I hitch a ride back with him?

Ha! GMTA......

18 posted on 04/28/2013 7:42:50 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind
It doesn't even matter if he takes away a business. He get free publicity talking up his state, and even businesses already in Texas feel from this is will fight for them and not be a hindrance. This is the kind of attitude governors should have, but many like in Illinois and California, feel businesses are there to provide their cut to the government.
19 posted on 04/28/2013 7:43:42 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ansel12

I’m sure the author didn’t think of this when he wrote it but the comparison is apt. Let’s take the Rolling Stones as an example.

1. Everywhere they go, people flock to see them.
2. When they perform, enormous sums of money are given to their cause.
3. People listen to what they say.
4. Critics (usually hipster types) complain that they’re crap and they don’t understand what people see in them.
5. They have fun.

I’d say it’s an accurate analogy. Just not in the way the writer thinks.


20 posted on 04/28/2013 7:52:07 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

And, oh yeah, 6. They take away people who would normally have gone to other performers’ gigs.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 7:53:03 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The governors of Illinois and California must really hate this guy.

If they're true believers in Commie dogma, it will just confuse them. If they're cynics who know their snake oil doesn't work, then there's nothing stopping them from doing the right thing. Well, the voters. So it's the voters' fault anyway.

22 posted on 04/28/2013 7:54:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently he didn’t bother to ask Time to relocate. Some nonsense about “viable businesses only” and “no bailout candidates.”


23 posted on 04/28/2013 7:57:30 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: Deagle

We haven’t had amy measurable rain in about 3 months now, and the temperatures have been unseasonably warm. It’s looking bad in several places across the southwest.

We’ve been on water restrictions for a long time. Looking out my windows at what was beautiful Lake Travis, I’m seeing mainly islands and sand dunes.

There’s only one natural lake in Texas, which is Caddo Lake in SE Texas.

Houston and the Gulf Coast are getting some flooding n places, but we can’t seem to buy a drop of rain here............


24 posted on 04/28/2013 7:59:25 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: TChad

‘Loser Pays’ and tort reform undoubtedly are probably very attractive to some manufacturers.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: basil

You are a pessimist aren’t you? I have seen no problems in South Texas as yet so don’t understand the problems I’m sure. But, if you are trying to remove doubt from factories moving here, you are trying too hard. Of course there are problems, but water is not really one of them. You are taking today’s situation and trying to forecast the future as some of the leftists do.

Really, don’t try to forecast the future on today’s forecasts. Seems that there are no water problems in Austin that I know of...and that is a Liberal area, so have some faith...heh.


26 posted on 04/28/2013 8:06:00 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about CT?

I’d like to see us score a Big Gun manufacturer. NE states crap on them, it would be very logical for the to go GTT.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 8:18:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not like the IL politicians and regulators and unions aren’t doing their best to drive business out of the state! Talk about a bunch of collective parasites and looters.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 8:19:30 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SeekAndFind; Jonty30
I love this guy and I'm from CA

Look, Perry can have all the stoop labor jobs he wants. And most jobs are just that. Most of those jobs are created by greedy employers who hire mostly low wage illegal help...They'll wind up jamming your schools, jails, choking off social services, welfare, hospitals....you name it. Then they'll demand more schools, roads, clinics, more government...more taxes....The employers don't care as long as they get their low wage labor.

People with 3-5 kids can't live off low wages without crushing the system and when that happens, govenrment grows and grows.

When your population doubles and ya got Muslim owned greedymarts and Mexmarts on every corner..You really have to watch what ya ask for.

Ya see when populations increases, the government, and I don't care where ya live, grows along with it, and along with that, government will constantly demanding more taxes, more schools, more money, fees, fines regulations, you name it.

I have yet to see large population regions without ever increasing demanding, taxing and ever controlling governments. The more people then ya attract the unions, bloated school districts, more demand on resources, health services, more demands on everything and trust me, government will be right there...etc., etc.

I just can't understand why anyone would want millions more people jammed into their towns and cities....lol

29 posted on 04/28/2013 8:33:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
The downside, of course: Texas’s relatively flimsy social safety net.

The upside; you work, you eat and have a roof over your head.

Which one leads to a healthier, happier, more productive, and more fulfilled society? Extravagant welfare benefits or a gainfully employed populace?

30 posted on 04/28/2013 8:37:39 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Deagle

The weird thing is Silicon Valley here is filled with utopian liberals who work very hard and make lots of money. Most of them are raging capitalists, but continue to vote Dem. Go figure.


31 posted on 04/28/2013 8:39:53 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Deagle

I got news for ya Deag, jobs like factories and all these smaller manufacturers attract hundreds of tons of illegals and the employers stand in line for their piece of the low wage labor. Of course they pay off the state and local governments to look the other way as they bankroll and support their political campaigns, as a payoff to keep their hands off that dirt cheap labor, most of which are illegal.

It’s a vicious circle.

See 29...


32 posted on 04/28/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

They lied to you about the utopian liberal thing.

They’re a greedy and cash hungry as the next guy. They’ve made hundreds of billions and continue to do so, in that small region alone. These mega companies basically own the politicians and could literally destroy them with train loads of cash if they wanted to.

Celebrities rent jets *owned* by the bigcorp crowd...They are the one’s with the real money.


33 posted on 04/28/2013 8:50:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do wonder if any of these elected officials ever do any actual work. The prez certainly doesn’t. If I had known all these jobs were so easy, I would have run for office. Governing must be a part-time job. ;-)


34 posted on 04/28/2013 8:51:58 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes, they are slow learners but I’d expect them to learn if they are truly Capitalists... Let’s just hope that they forget their Democratic ways...which will happen when they come to Texas!


35 posted on 04/28/2013 8:57:53 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Jonty30

The problem is sometimes they bring their liberal employees with them, watering down our voter base...


36 posted on 04/28/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: dragnet2

Ah yes... I understand your complaints...but let us look at the brighter side... Companies locate to Texas (low wages, you bet) but that is the result of too many unskilled workers applying for low skilled jobs (natural result of bring in many unskilled workers). Unfortunately, Texas in on the border of Mexico and gets many illegals looking for work. Yes, wish for a better system of vetting them but it is what is is.

The result is a productive force of workers (illegals included) that provide benefits to the State and the Nation as a whole. Not ideal but does benefit all.

Now before you get yourself all wrapped up in your knickers...I believe that all companies should do ID verification before hiring any of these folks. Unfortunately, the low cost labor will always be those that ignore the rules. (welcome to Obama and crowd).

I doubt that much will change lately but it will eventually edge toward a law abiding group I hope. If not, we are lost anyway so enjoy the slow changes toward socialism.


37 posted on 04/28/2013 9:08:36 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: dragnet2

All your talk about how Texas doesn’t get what will happen with this population growth makes it sound like population alone created the liberal mess California has. That labor influx alone is the cause of California’s problems.

If that were true, Texas would be the second most liberal state, since it is currently has the second highest population. But it’s not, so there are others factors at work.


38 posted on 04/28/2013 9:19:21 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

I’ve see it repeatedly posted here and elsewhere, over and over that Dallas and other major population centers in TX are becoming more and more leftist and like most other large population centers.

Question:

You deny TX major population centers like Austin, Dallas and Houston are becoming increasingly liberal and more controlling with many becoming more govenrment dependent in these population centers?


39 posted on 04/28/2013 9:36:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Deagle

Seems that there are no water problems in Austin that I know of...and that is a Liberal area, so have some faith...heh.


We - me and basil - are in a 60-year drought, meaning it hasn’t been like this in 60 years. Our lakes our way less than half capacity. Rain misses us on purpose... there’s really no way to describe the situation other than catastrophic.

Our neighbors 40 miles away in each direction are just fine, soggy even.


40 posted on 04/28/2013 9:42:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: dragnet2

Nope. I don’t deny that there are liberal areas. I posted earlier about my concern that bringing these companies can bring their liberal employees.

But to claim that population caused the problem on its own, as you seemed to be, is off the mark based on a population vs liberal policies comparison.

There are other factors at work.


41 posted on 04/28/2013 9:44:20 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Deagle
The result is a productive force of workers (illegals included)

Pie in the sky...

Low wage workers contribute to jammed hospitals, choked off social services, drug/alcohol issues up the ying yang, crime etc, with demands for more schools, jails, cops, taxes....you get it.

Sure they might be more productive short term for the greedy unscrupulous who hire them, but what's that get the communities, in the long run who eventually are forced to pick up the tab?

Watch it...Profits regardless of consequences can destroy entire regions, cities and entire states.

42 posted on 04/28/2013 9:48:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Nope. I don’t deny that there are liberal areas.

That wasn't my question.

My question is:

You deny TX major population centers like Austin, Dallas and Houston are becoming increasingly liberal and more controlling with many becoming more govenrment dependent in these population centers?

43 posted on 04/28/2013 9:50:58 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I will be more clear. I do t deny they are becoming more liberal.

Question for you:

If population, not policies causes the liberal mess in places like California, why is Texas so much more conservative?

Rather than gloating about how we don’t understand, maybe you should look to the real root cause at home.


44 posted on 04/28/2013 10:02:19 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan
You deny TX major population centers like Austin, Dallas and Houston are becoming increasingly liberal and more controlling with many becoming more govenrment dependent in these population centers?

I do t deny they are becoming more liberal.

Is that do or don't or??

If you're denying this, it would seem you're suggesting Dallas, Austin and Houston are are the same conservative population centers they were just 30 or so years ago.

You think anyone buys that?

45 posted on 04/28/2013 10:07:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

You really are an example of why California failed, you despise Texas as much as any lefty on DU, that 57.2% republican voting state in 2012, drives you nuts rather than pleasing you, and giving you hope for conservatism and serving as an example.


46 posted on 04/28/2013 10:07:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: 5thGenTexan

California always had plenty of rinos and anti-conservative republicans.


47 posted on 04/28/2013 10:10:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: dragnet2

I don’t deny (typo).

And your answer to my question is?


48 posted on 04/28/2013 10:12:52 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan
If population, not policies causes the liberal mess in places like California, why is Texas so much more conservative?

You have wrong...The liberal/leftist policies will eventually follow as the population centers became more populated. In the 1950 and 60s, CA with a much smaller population was very conservative. As it became more populated, it became more liberal.

Fact is, Dallas, Houston and Austin are increasingly becoming more controlled by the leftist, liberals and worse. I know this because I've been told this by Texans and people right here on this site, that this is exactly what is occurring in these major population centers.

49 posted on 04/28/2013 10:13:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ansel12

You should have seen these Perry-haters during the primary. It was like being stung to death by hornets once they gathered each other onto a thread.


50 posted on 04/28/2013 10:15:20 PM PDT by txhurl
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