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Old 07-04-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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I thnik it is because we are seeing so many Californians move to the state. They mostly tend to bad mouth their own state so much that Texans have to wander if their moving here isn;'t a bad thing.Its like complaining of a disease then come coughing next to someone really.
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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Right on, sister I know the large cities in Texas are mostly Democratic. Now we need to get the rest of the state to leave the nasty GOP!
Can you tell me why California known as Loony Leftist Government is cashless currently?
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Because of all their social programs probably.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Because of all their social programs probably.
I wouldn't knock California's and other progressive state's social programs. Texas, a so-called rich state leads the nation in uninsured children. That's a disgrace and a travesty. Texas also spends very little on education on a per student basis which has lead to high dropout rates and generally dumber kids. Another shameful distinction. Don't get me wrong. Texas is great on many levels. Just not on taking care of its needier citizens and its undereducated.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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Can't we all just get along?
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:11 AM
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Can't we all just get along?
It would be nice, but not in this life.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I wouldn't knock California's and other progressive state's social programs. Texas, a so-called rich state leads the nation in uninsured children. That's a disgrace and a travesty. Texas also spends very little on education on a per student basis which has lead to high dropout rates and generally dumber kids. Another shameful distinction. Don't get me wrong. Texas is great on many levels. Just not on taking care of its needier citizens and its undereducated.
Well, here's a thought. How about some balance? How about social programs only for those who really need them and with an emphasis on getting them to the point that they don't need them for more than a very short time - in other words, really helping those who need it the most, and being relatively strict in the definition of who that is?

It's a cliche, but it's a cliche for a reason: Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.

Throwing money, rather than thought, at a problem is not a solution, by the way, especially if every time someone has a hangnail it becomes a need for a social program. And doing that can cause a state to go bankrupt, and, in and of itself, create entire new classes of "needy".
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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californians have singlehandedly ruined Austin, a once beautiful easy going inexpensive city.
What an absurd, untrue statement. First Austin isn't ruined and two even if it was former residents of California would of only had a small hand in it. Austin is still relatively inexpensive given the quality of life we have here and yes for the most part it is still laid back and easy going.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I'm a native Texan & have never in my life heard anyone say " Oh, I really hate those Californians."

Never. Sorry, I just don't see any validity to this one.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Texas South High Plains
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If there is any significant animosity between California and Texas, it may have some of its origins in the fact that many Californians came from Texas in the past and many new Texans are coming from California now.
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