Skip to comments.California Economy Threatened by Texas from Panama Canal Expansion
Posted on 05/05/2014 8:45:05 PM PDT by Moseley
California will take another hit right in the struggling economy starting April 2015. Instead of loading and unloading at California ports, many international cargo ships and oil tankers will start accessing the booming Texas economy. Texas is flourishing under Rick Perrys Republican policies. A dramatic expansion of the Panama Canal will give more choices to massive, new cargo ships.
The Panama Canal has been at maximum capacity, with more ships transiting the Isthmus of Panama than the canal was designed to handle. But more importantly, changes in the shipping industry are in play. Massive new megaships are transforming the industry. Those ships currently have no choice but to load and unload in California.
This development could shift a slice of a market valued annually in the trillions of dollars away from California toward Texas and other ports on the East Coast of the United States. One ocean port can generate billions of dollars in state and local tax revenues.
The Port of Los Angeles alone generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in wages and tax revenues each year. Los Angeles ports handle about 40% of all the container traffic in the United States. There are a total of 3 million employees in industries related to port operations. Studies project Los Angeles ports will lose between 1% and 25% compared to existing levels of trade.
Greater Los Angeles has remained highly prosperous despite decades of left-wing regulations and governmental policies burdening the California economy. Trade through California ports of entry has helped keep California afloat financially.
Ocean-going shipping is the cheapest mode for transporting freight by far. Therefore, shortening the distance that freight travels over land can dramatically affect the overall expense of importing or exporting products.
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Kalifornians ought to look up this term - “free enterprise.” That’s what is happening with shipping choosing cheaper, better ports on the Atlantic side rather than wasting their money in Kaliforniastan.
Gov Brown treats California agriculture like a redheaded step-child
because the aggies can’t go elsewhere. On the other hand export of
California ag products will keep ports alive. Quit screwing with
the farmer’s water, Moonbeam.
No, No, No, California’s economy always has been and always will be threatened by liberal jackwads and Gaia worshipping environazis. Those two groups have done more damage and driven out more business than anyone or anything else on the planet.
A drive north on the 5 freeway will show farm after farm completely dry and turning to dust. Orchards that look like sets ready for Halloween, even grape vines that are just sticks. The 99 is even worse. If the taps to the fields opened tomorrow, it would take years for farms to recover.
I don’t think most of them will ever be back.
If farming in California dies, then the state dies!
Oh BS. We can get everything we need at the fgrocery store. /s
That's really too bad. I used to live in almond country. As far as the eye could see, almond trees.
I have a son in the valley, so I don't wish bad on them. But as for the rest of that state, san fransicko, LA, sacramento.
I'm just amazed at what faggots, crimigrants, lieberals, and the other scum have done to that place in such a short time. California is an allegory of what's going to happen to the rest of the country unless state's leaders grow some balls and send the fags, et al, packing.
Go Texas! The less money those folks in cali have the fewer dumb ideas they can try and infest the rest of us with.
“No, No, No, Californias economy always has been and always will be threatened by liberal jackwads and Gaia worshipping environazis. Those two groups have done more damage and driven out more business than anyone or anything else on the planet.”
Hammer them down. Drive them out of public life.
California Economy Threatened by .... California Legislators
As Serpenthead Carville might say....”It’s the population, stupid.”
Go ahead and cheer for the Texas economy. With economic
domination comes population and with population comes liberalism.
Then the stupid ideas will come from Texas. Molly Ivins will
be laughing from her perch in hell. Wait and see. We learned
the hard way in California.
And, BTW, some of you California haters are just too thick to understand
that California is not your enemy......liberals everywhere are.
Half of this country is either ill-informed, doesn't give a shit, or just plain stupid. Too many have shed blood so they can riot over the next sneaker or some ball game or loot in a natural disaster. I'm actually hoping for the next Los Angeles riot. The scumbags say they will head to the suburbs. I hope they will and so do my neighbors. Eat that NSA.
California’s economy is threatened by lower taxes and fewer regulations in Texas
And the world will suffer. The Central Valley was once a great ag engine of the world. This is what Lenin did to the Ukraine to get them to submit
Texas is a bit out of the way for the Panama canal. Miami will be the closest deep water port.
I worry about the next riot, as I am on the edge of a big gangland area. And I believe that our next will be over money and benefits, when the govt cuts back on the freebies.
They were on the rooftops of their properties pointing guns down at the crazed looters. Not a one of their stores were looted or burned once the scum saw the rifles point at them.
Again, be prepared since you can't count on the authorities. I learned this first hand as I stood watch at my company on the roof along with some relatives. We were somewhat removed from LA proper, but they were heading our way until the National Guard finally put down the riot.
Last thought: The police are minutes away when seconds count.
Some of them don't get it. Many seem to think massive populations mean success, wide open freedom, less crime, less taxes etc...
You hit it on the head...More crime, more libs, more free loaders living off the workers, more traffic, jammed schools...etc...and more regulation to control it all and on and on...