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Old 06-27-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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Arrow California vs. Texas provides very stark job comparison

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Texas' unemployment rate was 8 percent, two-thirds of California's jobless rate, and its seasonally adjusted year-to-year job growth was a robust 2 percent (2.7 percent in private employment).

"We've added 92,300 jobs in Texas so far in 2011," said TWC Commissioner Ronny Congleton. "That is a trend that we hope to continue until all Texans have good jobs earning good wages."

Texas had fewer than a million unemployed workers in May while California had more than 2 million. Texas' jobless rate was under the national average, while California's was the second highest in the nation. Texas has accounted for nearly half of the nation's job creation since 2009.

"Growth in the Texas economy is gaining steam," says a recent analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Clearly, Texas and other states are emerging from recession while California's recovery, if it exists, is decidedly weak, as several new economic reports note.

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However they deal with the deficit-ridden state budget in the short term, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators should move economic competitiveness to the top of their agenda.

As Chevron Corp. Vice President S. Shariq Yosufzai told a recent Sacramento conclave: "Those setting direction for the state should look around the country, determine what's working and adopt those policies here."

No thanks. We are too focused on the budget deficit and making sure our legislators are getting paid for not passing the budget on time.

Dan Walters: California vs. Texas provides very stark job comparison - Sacramento Politics - California Politics | Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/26/3727778/dan-walters-california-vs-texas.html - broken link)
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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Very good post...for the Texas forum!
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:40 AM
 
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Very good post...for the Texas forum!
^^ Exhibit A as to why California can't and won't be fixed any time soon.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:54 AM
 
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^^ Exhibit A as to why California can't and won't be fixed any time soon.
^exibit B why no one on C-D should take what the naysayers say seriously. Give it up dude.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:55 AM
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Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Californians don't want to be Texans, why is this so difficult to understand?

California is not doing poorly right now because it doesn't have Texas like policies, its doing poorly because it was ground zero for the housing bubble. On the other hand Texas was only mildly effected by the housing bubble and has benefited from the increase in energy costs, not to mention the pick up in manufacturing.

Long-term I'd bet on California, not Texas.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Californians don't want to be Texans, why is this so difficult to understand?

California is not doing poorly right now because it doesn't have Texas like policies, its doing poorly because it was ground zero for the housing bubble. On the other hand Texas was only mildly effected by the housing bubble and has benefited from the increase in energy costs, not to mention the pick up in manufacturing.

Long-term I'd bet on California, not Texas.
No use trying to explain this to them. You're talking to people on City-Data. A site that has a very large number of other distractions. If their favorite state forum is slow for whatever reason, they could talk about Photography, Music, Movies, Gardening the list goes on and on. Lot's of stuff just here on C-D. Nonetheless despite all those other distractions and hobbies, they feel the need to come to the CALIFORNIA forum and boast about TEXAS. Tells you what kind of people we're dealing with. No excuse for their behavior on a site that gives them plenty of other options.

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:19 AM
 
Location: California
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Kind of makes you wonder what people in Texas talked about before CA got into trouble.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:31 AM
 
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Kind of makes you wonder what people in Texas talked about before CA got into trouble.
Can't rep you again but yeah exactly.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:21 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Very good post...for the Texas forum!
right, because an article from the SACRAMENTO BEE belongs in the Texas forum.
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No use trying to explain this to them. You're talking to people on City-Data. A site that has a very large number of other distractions. If their favorite state forum is slow for whatever reason, they could talk about Photography, Music, Movies, Gardening the list goes on and on. Lot's of stuff just here on C-D. Nonetheless despite all those other distractions and hobbies, they feel the need to come to the CALIFORNIA forum and boast about TEXAS. Tells you what kind of people we're dealing with. No excuse for their behavior on a site that gives them plenty of other options.
The OP lives in CA and posts in this forum all the time. Why would should they go post a story from a CA newspaper about CA in the TX forum?

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Old 06-27-2011, 02:34 AM
 
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Kind of makes you wonder what people in Texas talked about before CA got into trouble.
It's usually Californians that post these thread in here just as in this case so I dunno why you, Gentoo, and others tell yourself Texans are coming into the CA forums and posting these threads when that isn't the case at all. This article is from the Sacramento Bee too.

Ca has some serious problems and some people on this site just do not want to hear any of it so they bury their heads in the sand and pretend that Texans are coming in here starting threads about our problems even though the vast majority of the time it's your fellow concerned Californian starting the thread.
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