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Texas vs California: A Lesson in Liberal LIes, Ineptitude, and Failure

MARCH 14, 2012 4:00 A.M.

Texas vs. California
Why so many people are moving from the Golden State to the Lone Star State.By Chuck DeVore

One in five Americans calls California or Texas home. The two most populous states have a lot in common: a long coast, a sunny climate, a diverse population, plenty of oil in the ground, and Mexico to the south. Where they diverge is in their governance.

For six years ending in 2010, I represented almost 500,000 people in California’s legislature. I was vice chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and served on the Budget Committee. I was even a lieutenant colonel in the state’s National Guard. Before serving in Sacramento, I worked as an executive in California’s aerospace indu

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Added: Mar-19-2012 Occurred On: Mar-19-2012
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Tags: California, bankrupt, Texas, jobs, economy, business, taxes
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States (load item map)
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  • Whenever I have been in California I couldn't wait to get out of California.
    The land of fruits and nuts, biggest freak show on the planet.

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  • I love Texas. Great state to call home.

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  • Here's the problem. Many Californians are following the jobs out of the state, and they'll bring their toxic, clueless libthink with them. That's what happened in AZ in the late '90s, and the result was Janet Napolitano as governor.

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  • Poor Texas. Being infected with Californians. Will not be long before texas is a carbon copy of fail.

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  • Caliutopia just got slapped in the face with a Texas whip.

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  • Texas is shit compared to California. I've lived in Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, and San Diego. California is better in every way.

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  • Don't mess with Texas.

    The chicks in Texas are hot, too. And I'm a Dallas Cowboys season ticket holder. There's a lot to like about Texas but I'm staying in the Golden State.

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  • Stay the fuck home we dont want you...i would rather have more mexicans thanks...

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  • Great.

    I guess this pissing contest's got a winner for now!

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  • Please, die California, die now and die quick. To prove us all in the country that the lunatic policies of liberals don't get us anywhere.

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    • @conservative hispanic Yeah, are you including the some two million veterans that live in California? Anyways, you're from one of the biggest shitholes in the entire country.

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    • @ghostofjw

      If you're talking about Reno, then let me remind you that people move here from California. Maybe that tells you something. Besides, is not my fault about what is happening in that state. If I had the money I would gladly help those veterans.

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    • @conservative hispanic The point I was making is that there are millions of hard working patriotic people in California. So stating that you'd like to see us all die, makes you a brainwashed neo-con.

      And yeah... Reno is just doing fine, right?

      http://weeklyseven.com/latest/2012/04/26/reno-recession-leaves-legacy

      http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/5-american-cities-nearly-destroyed-by-the-recession.html

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    • @ghostofjw

      When I say "die", I'm not talking about you and other Americans actually die, meaning lose your lives. But when you see the policies coming out of your state, then you have to wonder. As for me being a brain-washed neo-con, if that's what you call me for telling the truth, then so be it.

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  • I live in Houston and it is amazing how many out of state plate's I have been seeing in the past year. Plate's from all over , but I see more from the east coast 'New York and New Jersey". Most of the people moving from California are moving around the Austin area.

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  • Calixico, Texico...give them states to Mexico, then put up a big wall and see how long before those states turn into a shit hole like Mexico.

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  • Buh bye...

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  • I've lived in California for decades, and the state has deteriorated as the percentage of Democrats has increased.
    They used to be tax-and-spend Democrats.
    Now they're spend-and-tax Democrats.
    Pray that the malignancy that is California does not metastasize to your state.

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  • Just throwing it out there rick perry is the govenor of texas. I mean he has done a good job. To bad he wasnt good a debating.

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    • @ALEWAR0311 - Yeah, he did a great job of going against the constitution and mandating Gardasil. You can keep him. If it was not for oil, Texas would be a dust bowl.

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    • @IIVXTII - Perry may have done some good and may do more good in the future...but he sold out to big pharma. Texas is a fine state except it's proximity to Mexico. However it is infested with illegals and the only thing keeping the state from falling in the abyss is oil.

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    • @IIVXTII - Oil money allows Texas to be somewhat diversified. If you take away oil, it would be a house of cards falling.

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    • @firetatoo Explain this rule and how it applies. The stae legislature has been utterly dominated by Democrats for nearly 40 years now.

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    • @yorba 20 to 12 Republitard advantage in the state senate.
      101 to 49 Republitard advantage in the house.
      Not to mention the moron governor.

      "dominated by Democrats".......what a maroon!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • @cdlcrash What the fuck state are you looking at, fool? Democrats hold a 52-28 advantage in the 80 seat Assembly, and a 25-15 advantage in the 40 seat State Senate. And they control the State Board of Equalization 3-2. You don't even have the right damn # of seats or the right terminology, monkey man. We don't have a "house", it's an Assembly. Dumb fuck.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Democratic_Party

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  • What this report is neglecting to say is that a vast majority of those moving to Texas are retirees. And why not? Sell your decent sized house in a California suburb and buy a sprawling mansion in TX. As for younger professionals, most would be looking at a pay cut.

    Median household income
    CA $60,882
    TX $49,646

    Poverty rate
    CA 13.7%
    TX 16.8%

    College graduates
    CA 30.1%
    TX 25.8%

    We're even more patriotic. Number of veterans...
    CA 2,051,959
    TX 1,635,367

    Now I'm not denying that we don't have More..

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    • @ghostofjw thumbs down for supplying facts, lol. Nerd!

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    • @xenocidal *In my best southern accent*

      Well, you can't trust what those Socialist, Marxist, Leninist, Communist at the US Census Bureau say... especially when it doesn't support my radical rightwing rhetoric.

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    • @ghostofjw Your first stat is flawed. You have to take the cost of living into accound. Texas ranks 2nd in preferred cost of living. California is at the bottom of the list. There's an online calculator you can use to calculate the cost of living difference. If you make approximately $46,000.00 per year in Austin, TX you'd have to make approximately $78,000.00 per year in San Fransisco to make even. I chose those two cities because their fairly close in population. The National Center for Ve More..

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    • @ghostofjw Are you suggesting that all southerners are rightwing radicals? This is like the pot calling the kettle black. There are just as many left wing radicals. This left vs. right issue is nonsense. It's an argument fabricated by the two parties to keep us divided so that they can maintain control. As long as we're bickering with each other then they can strip us of our rights, tax us to death, and spend our money (and then some). We need to quit thinking of ourselves as Democrats and R More..

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