Tuesday, May 6, 2014

California, from There You Go, to Texas, Here I Come**

There is no there there.

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946),  writing about her home state of California, in Everybody’s Autobiography (1937)

The here, the now, and the where the future lies

Source unknown

These days, it seems that everywhere you turn you read about California businesses , California middle classes, and California physicians  moving to Texas,  where the business climate is friendlier, the taxes are lower,no state income tax exists, gas is cheaper by 80 cents a gallon, the malpractice rates are lower, and the cost of living  and real estate  are much lower.   
People,  Californians in particular,  are voting with their feet.

·         Texas v. California: This Ain't Over When Toyota Leaves , Forbes
About the only things they have in common are severe drought and the blessings of high-tech-industry havens in really cool cities, and large immigrant and minority populations.

·    Toyota moved to Texas for traditions not taxes
Detroit News May 04 04:49
The Texas-California competition represents the political, economic and cultural differences driving American politics today – and for the foreseeable future.

·         Was Toyota driven out of California? Not so fast - latimes.com
In Austin, Texas, Gov. Rick Perry took a victory lap, crediting his state's low taxes and hands-off policies....

There's been a lot of back-and-forth regarding Texas and California. The most recent exchange was prompted by some Texas radio ads aimed at enticing California ...

Texas voted for Romney by about 1.3 million votes. California voted for Obama by about 2.3 million votes. Texas is a conservative state, California  is a liberal state.

It is oft said that if you want a glimpse of America’s future, look to California. The home to Hollywood has led the way in national trends but not anymore

These articles may bode ill for Democrats, who rely on Texas for its Democratic base, and on Hollywood and Silicon Valley as sure sources for their campaign funds.  The articles also put into focus these questions:   What is the most important issue of the day:   The state of the economy and its lack of growth? Or,  ObamaCare, which is popular in California but not in Texas?  

Tweet: People, physicians,  and businesses are moving to Texas from California in search of a better life,  lower taxes, more employment, and a friendlier business climate.


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Richard L. Reece, MD, 1-860-395-1501,  doctor.reece@gmail.com

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