AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is airing radio ads in California to convince companies there to relocate to the Lone Star state. A public-private marketing partnership called TexasOne is paying for the 30-second advertisement that touts the state´s low taxes and industry-friendly regulations along with strict limits on lawsuits. In the ad, Perry says that he hears "building a business in California is next to impossible." He calls on California businesses to "come check out Texas."
Perry needs to just STOP IT!!!! He has no idea how evil, pernicious, degrading, debased, and un-American Californians are...yestrday, today, and tomorrow. They will destroy TEXAS! Californicate is a word we know all to well here on the west coast. Texans would do well to learn it and shut their stupid Governor UP!
(Applause) This is EXACTLY what the United STATES is about - state competition. Romney never passed Federal one size fit all health care for all Americans - he passed Massachussetts healthcare. If you dont like it, you can move to Vermont.
If Colorado want to allow gay marriage partners to smoke pot - GREAT! Then move to Utah where you can actually raise a family.
There is going to be an emigration of makers from Blue to Red states, and an immigration to Blue states of takers. The Blue taker states will increasingly demand the money generated in the Red maker states. The cause of the problem, Barack Obama, will summon his kingly powers and "redistribute" out of "fairness" from Red to Blue, with the full cooperation of a corrupt, sycophant press.
It´s getting easier to predict the future, now that opposition to "helping people" a la Democrat-Marxism no longer has any real effect.
Most liberals in CA are so haughty and snooty that they would never consider relocating to red neck Texas. So the businesses come here and only the down-to-earth people will come with them. Let the libs stay behind and wallow in CA.
I have worked with many of these people and know what I am talking about. In fact, one guy asked me point blank about how he would be treated in Texas as a gay, Jewish, liberal. I told him I couldn´t speak from experience so couldn´t answer his questions, but he didn´t take the job so I guess he self selected out.
I predict we will see a realignment of people where the red states end up with all the conservatives and blue states all the libs and mooches. This is why I think we ought to make it official and divvy up the country sooner rather than later.
It´s not that easy to just pack up and move to another state. You have relocation costs,rehiring a retraining a workforce and in this case leaving a scenic California behind. Somebody needs to be able to sit down with a calculator and figure out how long it will take for a payback on relocation costs,then you have to worry about Frank/Dodd getting in the way of a loan to pay for it.
It´s hard to believe these days but there are employers who really care about their employees and don´t want to see them being another number on Obama´s weekly tally of jobs lost.
Pat of immigration reform should be doing away with sanctuary cities and states and deny them federal funding if they violate it. I can´t think of a more sanctuary state than cal. and that´s why they´re broke.Every illegal has a bureaucrat behind them making a high salary and benefits which doubles the cost problems.
The federal government won´t reimburse the prison system for housing illegals,even though it´s a federal failure of these people being here.
Tea party groups and fiscal conservatives wasted no time Wednesday in savaging a bipartisan budget agreement negotiated between House Republicans and Senate Democrats, drawing an unusually angry response from House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. All sides were rating the winners and losers in the deal struck a day earlier between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, Washington Democrat. The modest deficit-cutting deal had some sweeteners for defense contractors and oil drillers, while air travelers, federal workers and some corporate executives would take a hit.
The White House blasted Republicans on Wednesday for criticizing President Obama’s decision to shake hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro. “There used to be a pretty important principle, that originated in the Republican Party, I believe, that partisan politics should stop at the water’s edge,” said White House deputy press secretary Joshua Earnest. “It’s unfortunate that we did see a number of Republicans yesterday who criticized the president for a handshake.” Mr. Obama shook hands with Mr. Castro on stage in South Africa at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. The U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with
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House Republicans appeared Wednesday to be rallying around an $85 billion deal to avert another government shutdown, brushing off complaints from their right wing that the effort would trade immediate spending cuts for less-certain long-term savings. After conducting a series of closed-door briefings and polling members during a late-afternoon vote, GOP leadership aides confidently predicted that the deal struck between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would sail through the House when it comes to a vote Thursday. The moment seemed to mark a potentially significant shift by House Republicans away
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.