Skip to comments.Texas, California embody red-blue divide
Posted on 12/29/2013 12:53:23 PM PST by Hojczyk
In a recent telephone interview, Fisher exclaimed that Texas is a jobs machine and noted that Texas has seen an influx of migration from other states the biggest being from California. People vote with their feet, and right now theyre voting to come here from New York and Michigan and California and so on, he said. Those are the facts, and one can apply value judgments.
Stephen Levy, director of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy, offered this rejoinder. Red and blue is not just about taxes and regulation, he said. It has other dimensions. . . . Its about those things that attract talented people to come and work in your area.
Levy argued that one of Californias strengths is an openness to immigrants and to gays. If you look at the areas that are the most tolerant the Bay area and Hollywood you find the highest clusters of creativity and innovation, he said. If you look at Silicon Valley CEOs from Russia and Asia [it shows] we are a welcoming state. I would argue that welcoming immigrants and gay persons is a blue policy, and that has worked for us.
Texas regularly outperforms California in state friendly-to-business rankings. The Tax Foundations annual ranking of state-tax business climates puts Texas at No. 11, California at No. 48.
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California is a beautiful state has everything .But if you can not afford to live they you have to move or live on welfare
“People vote with their feet, and right now theyre voting to come here from New York and Michigan and California and so on, he said.”
He’s talking about “voting” in the sense of moving to an area that is pro-jobs and pro-growth, like Texas.
Let’s hope that the migration from New York, Michigan, and California does not turn Texas into a blue hellhole like New York, Michigan, and California if these migrants vote Stalinist at the ballot box.
Sophistry at its most crude.
The Silicon Valley boomed as a consequence of WWII and visionaries and entrepreneurs like Fred Terman, Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Gordon Moore & William Shockley.
True, the area has benefitted from genius from overseas, but now immigrants are useful mostly for depressing wages.
And to imply the homosexuality has the slightest bit to do with the prosperity of the area is downright hilarious.
What does being gay have to do with finding a job?
The statement is a real joke, and it just shows how obsessed . . and desperate the left has become. Lame excuses for the reality of people picking up and moving on. The ultimate Finger to losers like in the formerly great State of California.
One state now lets boys in your daughters showers and if they need to take overnight school trips the “tranny” boys get to sleep in the girls room.
The first girls to complain will be charged with a hate crime.
I’m sure Kalipornia’s problems are just taxes... not.
You do not think the readers of the WaPo will take exception, do you?
Michigan voted out the bums in 2010 and is no longer a blue hellhole. There's plenty of work to be done, but it's not in that league. (nominally) Republican governor, Republican state house since 2010, Republican state senate since 1984, Republican AG since 2002, Sec of State since 1994. Majority Republican Congressional delegation.
We're not all Detroit.
Perhaps it’s because you’re willing to let your employer. . .shall we say, “stimulate” you. . .in the posterior ??
man...should have thought of that in college. the girls dorm was a whole lot prettier than the boys.
Will this law carry over to all girls and all boys private schools? Will they have to accept the gender disordered? I can overnight field trips quickly coming to a halt for those schools with the “confused” in attendance.
Why doesn’t Zuckerberg hire more black janitors? Is he racist?
OMG! Who wouldn’t RATHER LIVE in Santa Barbara than Houston... the weather alone is SOOOOO much better.
If California can’t attract/keep people with THAT BIG an advantage in natural beauty?? Then, they are doing something VERY wrong.
I am talking about K-12 schools. Colleges have co-ed dorms now, in some they let boy and girl share dorm rooms.
No blacks allowed, Hispanics aren't welcome in those places either.
I know...it was a little tongue in cheek humor.
“If you look at the areas that are the most tolerant the Bay area and Hollywood...”
Sorry, I don’t buy this BS. Tolerant? Hardly. The Bay area and Hollywood are openly promoting lifestyles alternative to the commonly accepted heterosexual, pro-Constitution lifestyle still in place out here in fly-over country. Their approach is to denigrate and ridicule anything that is not within their ‘alternative’ view.
Artistic and creative enclaves they may be (even that is arguable), but they are also, in many substantive ways, at odds with the tenets on which this once great nation was founded.
My idiot niece is a perfect example.
When she broke up with her “domestic partner” she had to leave NorCal for Colorado.
Couldn’t afford to live in SF on her own nickle.
The rest of Michigan uses Detroit as it's example to be "Scared Straight".
Houston is the most racially diverse large metropolitan area in the United States.
Santa Barbara is 1.3% black, San Fran is 5.6% black, and Santa Monica 3.7% black while Houston is 22.7% black.
Aren’t you kind of leaving out the 33% Asian and 15% Hispanic in SF?
Liberals don’t run from Asians, and the rich need gardeners and maids.
Liberals do avoid blacks, look at the liberal enclaves around the nation, from Austin to Seattle.
Cleveland my hometown is full of blacks & white liberals.
As is Wash DC and Chicago. That’s three places I’m familiar with.
Those huge lawns aren't going to mow themselves.
“OMG! Who wouldnt RATHER LIVE in Santa Barbara than Houston... the weather alone is SOOOOO much better.”
I’m in canada right now with family. Black skies, depressing weather etc. (Great skiing though!) Work in Hollywood. Obviously, the weather is not even a contest. However, it takes more than weather to make a person happy.
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That isn’t what I said, most all cities are populated by a majority of liberals, I meant look at the liberal enclaves around the nation, meaning the white liberal enclaves that they create and maintain.
Austin is only 7.6% black, and it is known as the home of Texas white wine liberalism.
That depends on what kind of Job you are talking about.. Ask Bill Clinton.. Sometimes they just write themselves.. Forgive me, I couldn't resist.. o<}8-)
Heaven would be Texas with Southern California Weather. LOL
Austin is liberal because:
a. It is the capitol, thus populated by government workers and petitioners thereto.
b. It is the seat of the state university, thus populated by academics...and young skulls full of mush.
Any minorities -- black or Hispanic -- are mere contributors to the critical mass of liberals formed by the white elitists.
Observe the pockets of blue around the rest of the country. For example, the only blue counties in Kansas are likely to be Shawnee County (Topeka, the state capitol) and Douglas County (Lawrence, the state university).
Altogether, it's a good reason for a state to stash both its capitol and state university in small towns. Take South Dakota -- with both its capitol and state university in relatively small towns (respectively, Pierre, pop. 13,914, and Vermillion, pop. 10,811)
Texas does have Southern California weather, just don’t expect to find it in the summer.
>”it takes more than weather to make a person happy”<
Yet, lousy Weather can make people very unhappy.
There are many places I would like to live, but Heat, Humidity, Tornadoes, Hail, Freezing Snow, Constant Rain and whatever else comes down the Pike just don’t work for me.
Then there are the Insects.
Maybe someday. My Brother has been trying to get me to move to Colorado, but the Liberals beat me to it.
Might as well stay where I am. If I can ever afford it, I’ll get a second home in one of the Free States so I have an escape plan.
Homosexuality has been a boon to the bath house, porn and AIDS treatment industries . . .
Another thread begging people in CA to move to Texas?
If I had that power, I’d send 10 million from CA to Tx tomorrow.
If we can get even more leftist to leave, CA might just turn back the way it was. Stranger things have happened.
And Obama is a conservative Tea Party member...
BEWAHAHAHAHAHAHA...What a knee slapper!
Why didn’t you post my entire comment?
The summer? I've been there too...It's just uninhabitable for humans. Its why we stay in S. CA...Year round Mediterranean type weather is worth a fortune to us...What ever spins your spokes...
Best of luck!!
“Lets hope that the migration from New York, Michigan, and California does not turn Texas into a blue hellhole like New York, Michigan, and California if these migrants vote Stalinist at the ballot box.”
I read this comment every time Texas is brought up. Liberals aren’t coming here as they hate our state. Instead, we are likely losing homosexuals and cross dressers and gays and lesbians, and sex changers and people wanting sex change operations and to marry their six friends of various sexes - to CALIFORNIA.
Between October and May Texas has some fabulous weather. I can’t remember the last time I saw any hail, maybe 15 years ago. We get rain and occasional snow(I can’t even remember the last time it snowed) but mostly it is great! Summer is hot and long, I’ll grant you that but we do have some great weather when our friends in the north are freezing their butts off.
Just keep preaching how awful Texas is and
when you get that job offer in Texas just remember how much you hate it and turn them down. We are full.
Hope that works out for ya....
because he is a troll
I am 73 years old, I was born here and my ancestors have been in Texas since 1828. I’d say it is working out for us in every way you can imagine.
Thanks for your concern.
Yes, and he hates Texas and everything about it.
“Michigan voted out the bums in 2010 and is no longer a blue hellhole.”
Thanks for the correction, Darren, and congratulations on a job well done.
Texas has a lot going for it...Weather is just not one of them IMO. But when compared to politics, for now CA is like a Communist block country...
Do not comment about our weather or you'll be sent to the cornfield...lol...
Texas is “likely losing homosexuals and cross dressers and gays and lesbians, and sex changers and people wanting sex change operations and to marry their six friends of various sexes - to CALIFORNIA.”
Glad to hear that, Marcella. I know Obummer et al. want nothing more than to flip Texas to blue. Their primary means is to keep flooding it with illegal invaders. I figured their secondary MO would be to bring in transplants from socialist states.
Texas weather changes quickly, maybe California too. today was magnificent, 63 degrees, no wind, full sunshine, puffy clouds in a perfect blue sky. I’ll bet the golf courses were crowded. Yesterday was good too, tomorrow will be nice but then a change is coming.
My sister in law is driving back from Colorado. She woke up in Amarillo this morning to 19 degrees and 40 mile an hour wind. We will get the front blowing through Houston but it won’t be like that.