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Perry Swoops Down From Texas on California Business, and Jerry Brown Is Not Impressed
New York Times ^ | 02/10/2013 | ROSS RAMSEY

Posted on 02/10/2013 7:49:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind

What could be more fun than a throwdown between Governor Goodhair and Governor Moonbeam?

Rick Perry is on a four-day “business recruitment trip” to California, escalating his raids on Jerry Brown’s economy and getting enough attention to, maybe, get some businesses to think about moving. With new taxes that were imposed by California and Congress at the end of 2012, Californians — including decision-making executives — are among those who pay the highest taxes in the country.

Mr. Perry recently spent a pittance — $24,000 for a radio advertisement in a state like California has a smaller audience than a tweet from Paris Hilton — to tweak Mr. Brown’s nose on jobs.

In the ad, Mr. Perry talks about how easy it is to do business in Texas, suggesting the job-makers on the West Coast would have a better time if they would simply moved here.

That’s nothing more than air support for a news release. And it worked. Mr. Perry’s proposition quickly became a big story, eclipsing that teensy radio play. Mr. Brown took the bait, scolding reporters in his home state for pestering him about something so insignificant.

It is a lovely thing when two avatars of politics slug it out in public. The little radio advertisement has so far become a weeklong conversation about the relative virtues of the nation’s two biggest states.

In other words, Mr. Perry got just what he wanted. The first part of persuading someone to move is getting them to consider that idea.

Behind the ads and the commentary is a serious competition between the states for economic pre-eminence. In that corner, Athens. In this one, Sparta. Each serves as the other’s foil, the Ali to its Frazier, the Moriarty to its Holmes, the red to its blue.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; jerrybrown; rickperry; texas

1 posted on 02/10/2013 7:49:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The response to Perry’s sales pitch from Governor Moonbeam: ”It’s not a serious story, guys,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. “It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

Class, real class.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 7:53:34 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jerry will be impressed, I guess.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 7:55:34 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t need anyone to tell me it was time to quit California (Los Angeles: my birth home and residence my whole life) and head to Texas.

More people in the cart than pulling it. If California wants to penalize the makers I won’t stay where I am not wanted.

I miss the weather and the attractions but for the rest, especially the people, Dallas is 1000 times better.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 8:01:04 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perry should have worked out a ‘fair deal’ and arranged some ad time in Texas so Gov MoonBeam could make a similar pitch to Texas businesses to relocate to Ca. Fat chance old shiny head would get any takers on that one.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 8:02:15 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tennessee has raided Cali for years. Perry is jealous. Moonbeam is Moonbeam.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 8:05:21 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard an interesting report today (NPR, I think) about how much tax money and how many jobs are being lost in California because the good liberals in Hollywood are doing their film making out of state to avoid the taxes they want everyone else to pay.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 8:07:20 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I interviewed for Texas jobs recently but decided to stay in So Cal, which I would miss so much. Taxes and Dem rule are the only things that I would want to escape from,


8 posted on 02/10/2013 8:13:41 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

And this is from the NY Times. barf!

“The Californian is good at this economic development thing, too. The state’s finances are getting better, and the economy there is improving more quickly than the national average. And he has a different audience, too.”

Utter BS, the economy is NOT IMPROVING in CA.......

And what difference does it make if Perry recruits new businesses from other states or grows existing companies. Both pay wages and make profits. CA is self destructing with their Socialist Garbage.

I worked for a Texas company for many years that was 105 years old when it closed. They closed because they purchased a similar company in CA. The Texas company made a good profit every year and the CA company lost more than the Texas company made. They are all gone now, liquidated. Because the owner bought the Green Lie and moved to CA.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 8:16:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind

Texas can now expect a huge influx of Californian “progressives” which means that, in a few years, TX will resemble CA.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 8:30:36 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: freedumb2003

it’s damn freezing right now in L.A., what weather?


11 posted on 02/10/2013 8:30:53 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana

>>it’s damn freezing right now in L.A., what weather?<<

That’s what I mean. 49F is a heat wave everywhere else in the country right now (including Dallas).


12 posted on 02/10/2013 8:34:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moonbeam’s response is typical of the self-absorbed, condescending, leftist drivel that attempts to pass for discourse here in Kaleephornya.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 8:40:05 PM PST by stboz
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To: 353FMG

Texas has a lesbian Mayor in one city and a LA Raza mayor in another.

And lets talk Austin.

No , not one day Texas will resemble California, it does now.

The Texas of 30 years ago is as gone as our nation.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 8:42:38 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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To: Baynative
the good liberals in Hollywood are doing their film making out of state

Well, that should seriously cut down on air pollution caused by the pyromaniacal technicians and their endless gasoline "catastrophes".

That's probably what actually causes all the brown air in LA.

15 posted on 02/10/2013 9:02:44 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

California is fast taking on the current persona of Detroit.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:28 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: 353FMG

Texas already resembles California.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:48 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Moonmad27
I interviewed for Texas jobs recently but decided to stay in So Cal, which I would miss so much. Taxes and Dem rule are the only things that I would want to escape from,

I was born and raised in So. California. Everytime I go back, I am so thankful I left. Especially since we have children. Would not want to raise a family there.

18 posted on 02/10/2013 9:13:09 PM PST by TexasKamaAina
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To: Grams A
Texas already resembles California.

That's inevitable. There's nowhere to run - either conservatives fight for their vision of the US or they learn to live in the world the liberals want.
19 posted on 02/10/2013 10:15:28 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SeekAndFind

It is probably malfeasance for a board not to move their company from California.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 10:50:51 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: freedumb2003
Click for Houston, Texas Forecast
21 posted on 02/11/2013 6:00:59 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: eyedigress

“Tennessee has raided Cali for years. Perry is jealous. Moonbeam is Moonbeam.”

For what? Moonshiners?


22 posted on 02/11/2013 1:58:43 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387; eyedigress

One very big catch was Art Laffer.

Art Laffer’s don’t grow on trees


23 posted on 02/11/2013 2:04:36 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

“Art Laffer’s don’t grow on trees”

I know and respect Art Laffer! But I doubt that he qualifies as a business in the traditional sense. Oh sure, he may have a few folks working for him, but it isn’t as though Apple Computer, or one of the semiconductor manufacturers relocated to Tennessee and brought hundreds of employment opportunities. Thirty years ago, I worked for a firm that relocated it’s manufacturing from SF to Memphis. Nice place, good workers, but then along came FedEx and took all the property surrounding the Memphis Airport and our plant with it.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 5:15:21 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Start with Nissan HR


25 posted on 02/12/2013 11:42:54 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: freedumb2003
I miss the weather

Perry back in CA begging for money again? I thought Texas was doing great?

Maybe you'll luck out and hell scare up enough money to buy you guys a week of decent weather.

26 posted on 02/13/2013 12:02:02 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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