Jif wrote:dun dun dun... chips wrote:Postulio wrote:Texas
so, and this is from someone who makes a point not to keep up with political bullshit, this clairvoyance is absolutely unhelpful.
BTW, and this is largely unrelated, but there are 2 distinct visions for America's future:
California, run by hippy liberals for the past 20 years (yes Ahhhhnold was a liberal) and massive welfare state and the highest taxes in the country, burdened by a debt it can't expect to pay off in the next 20 years, and which has been a cesspool for government over-regulation and a loss of personal liberties, and that has been losing legal citizens for 15 years to surrounding states
Texas, run by strong conservatives that believe in small government, personal freedom, and low taxes. More jobs have been created in Texas over the last 10 years than in over half the other 49 states COMBINED.
Businesses and people are moving from california to texas (and other nearby low-tax states like Arizona and OK) at an alarming rate. Texas had the largest population and highest % increase in population in the 2010 census for a reason. California's vision is high taxes, low freedoms, high debt, and overbearing government. THis is the model being used at the Federal level currently. Texas has been a beacon of freedom while California is the epitome of a failing state.
Of course Texas isn't perfect and California has a lot going for it, but in terms of the states' philosophies on the role of government, taxes, and regulation, they are polar opposites. The country needs to be more like Texas than California.
I hate double posting like this but I actually want to bring something to the table here other then what Posty or I have so far. A little bit of the other sides one sided views may be in order.
You say that Texas is creating more jobs then all of the other states combined, your not accounting for the fact that a great number of those jobs are minimum wage paying where people can't even afford to live and feed their children, let alone attempt to provide them with healthcare. When it comes to healthcare, everyone in this country now knows that the republicans could care less about families having that and Texas is amongst to lowest states in the country for children insured. Texas only wants to ensure the freedoms for it's people as long as those freedoms conform with the right wing religious standard. As soon as they feel something is upsetting their god your freedoms are now irrelevant. Gay's and pregnant woman do have rights, regardless of what your god thinks.
With Texas high school students droping out more and more frequently, with the lack of respect for womans and gay's rights, minimum wage jobs TAKING OVER and lack of caring about the health of their children, It sounds less and less of a Beacon of Freedom your describing and more like the next Republican created problem the liberals will be blamed for when they can't fix in the 2 years.