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California Dreamin'—of Jobs in Texas

It wasn't your usual legislative hearing. A group of largely Republican California lawmakers and Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled here last week to hear from businesses that have left their state to set up shop in Texas.

"We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses," says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who organized the trip. "Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?"
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"I don't see this as a partisan issue," Mr. Newsom told reporters before the group met with Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry. The former San Francisco mayor has many philosophical disagreements with Mr. Perry, but he admitted he was "sick and tired" of hearing about the governor's success luring businesses to Texas.
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Hours after the legislators met with Mr. Perry, another business, Fujitsu Frontech, announced that it is abandoning California. "It's the 70th business to leave this year," says California business relocation expert Joe Vranich. "That's an average of 4.7 per week, up from 3.9 a week last year." The Lone Star State was the top destination, with 14 of the 70 moving there.

Andy Puzder, the CEO of Hardee's Restaurants, was one of many witnesses to bemoan California's hostile regulatory climate. He said it takes six months to two years to secure permits to build a new Carl's Jr. restaurant in the Golden State, versus the six weeks it takes in Texas. California is also one of only three states that demands overtime pay after an eight-hour day, rather than after a 40-hour week. Such rules wreak havoc on flexible work schedules based on actual need. If there's a line out the door at a Carl's Jr. while employees are seen resting, it's because they aren't allowed to help: Break time is mandatory.

"You can't build in California, you can't manage in California and you have to pay a big tax," Mr. Puzder told the legislators. "In Texas, it's the opposite—which is why we're building 300 new stores there this year."
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Other states are even snatching away parts of California's entertainment industry. The Milken Institute, based in Santa Monica, Calif., reports that 36,000 entertainment jobs have left the state since 1997. The new film "Battle: Los Angeles," which is set in California, was filmed in Louisiana.
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California, by contrast, seems to constantly lose focus. Several Democrats who agreed to go on the Texas trip were pressured by public-employee unions to drop out—and many did. And just as Texas business leaders were testifying about how the state's tort reforms had improved job creation, word came of California's latest priority: On April 14, the state senate passed a bill mandating that all public school children learn the history of disabled and gay Americans.

One speaker from California shook his head in wonder: "You can have the most liberated lifestyle on the planet, but if you can't afford to put gas in your car or a roof over your head it's somewhat limited."

Seems that at least SOME people in California are getting it Smilie

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people who get suckered into going to church and all that are usually easier duped into thinking they have it good and should be happy.
Where do you even come up with this nonsense?
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Holy shit those are some ignorant comments...
Well, Californians do like the smell of their own farts after all....
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Some facts:
But instead of speculating, let's look at the data. The Lookout used jobs data compiled by the Department of Labor to determine which industries have gained jobs in Texas since June 2009. Here's what we found:
• Roughly 39,000 out of the 302,000 new jobs created in Texas since the recovery began -- or 13 percent -- were in government. And 82 percent of those new government jobs were in local government. Texas's public sector has expanded by more than 2 percent in the past two years -- very nearly as fast as its private sector.
• Another 39,500 -- just over 13 percent -- were in oil and gas extraction, or in support activities for mining, a category that includes oil-field services companies.
• Even more -- 78,000, or 26 percent -- were in home health-care services or "ambulatory health-care services," while an additional 64,000, or 21 percent, were in "administrative and support services". Another 43,000, or 14 percent, were in "employment services."
And 24,000, or 7.9 percent, were in "food services and drinking places" -- restaurants and bars, essentially.
Together, those categories account for nearly 95 percent of the new jobs created in Texas.
The manufacturing sector, which nationwide has seen renewed growth in recent years [yahoo.com], has lost 1,800 jobs in Texas over the same period.
Are we counting manufacturing as putting parts together, or as making stuff from scratch and/or other products?

The vast majority of oil support services make products or process other products into their final form.

I'd call that manufacturing, and there is plenty of that.
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The dignity of an undignified job is STILL many more times dignified than being a moocher on welfare and unemployment.
not really.
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not really.
So its better to be a slave to a govt master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? Gotcha.
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not really.
If you look at all the folks on welfare and/or SSI, I don't think most of their lives are really that bad. The essentials of life are provided, housing, food, and gov't medical care. I do hope and work hard so my children will be productive and useful people when they grow up but I can see how folks end up on the dole. One bad accident and no disability insurance and you're on SSI.

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So its better to be a slave to a govt master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? Gotcha.
When you are in the system, you don't see anything else. You get free cell and home phone, you get gov't housing, food stamps, and medicaid (or medicare). Why strive to have more? The gov't is your provider, not you. I do think it's sad that some folks fraud the system when they could be working. If you are truly needy or disabled, I want my tax dollars to assist you.
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So its better to be a slave to a govt master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? Gotcha.
so its better to be a slave to a private master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? gotcha.
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so its better to be a slave to a private master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? gotcha.
When you work for a private entity, you are free to choose which master you work for and also to negotiate a mutually beneficial payment of scraps.

When you are a slave to the govt, you have no choice or say in your scraps, its either take it or leave it.
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You mean fewer people get paid to not do a darn thing in Texas (i.e. living on welfare)!!! Oh, the humanity!!!
I don't think you've been to TX.
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When you work for a private entity, you are free to choose which master you work for and also to negotiate a mutually beneficial payment of scraps.

When you are a slave to the govt, you have no choice or say in your scraps, its either take it or leave it.
did you actually read what you wrote?
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Where do you even come up with this nonsense?
today's public school (aka socialist indoctrination centers) curricula, where else?
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not really.
Well thats your problem right there...
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so its better to be a slave to a private master who throws you a few scraps you can barely survive on? gotcha.
Better to take personal responsability for ones own life, and make your own way in this world, than to be dependent on others tax dollars, handed out by our government.

Of course there are those who are truely needed, and who can't help themselves.
Those people should be taken care of.
The ones who choose to take government handouts, when they are of able body and mind, deserve nothing.
If they aren't willing to take care of themselves, let them die.
I have no sympathy for those sorts of people.
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Where do you even come up with this nonsense?
I believe he read it on his colon...
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