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Old 03-15-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Um because I'm a Texan. Why flee when we can begin the process of achieving better higher education?



Frankly, you should look at facts before you speak. It seems California had a net increase of ~3.5 million citizens from 2000-2010. And furthermore, much of that growth was fueled by Hispanics, much like Texas.

I think you've had to much of the kool-aid and the high fives and chest pumping the conservatives have been given you.
LOL, good for you - you can stay.

I'm talking, primarily, about the upwardly mobile people from Cali. who post on the board most every day. And Texas grew at double the rate and by about a million more people total from 2000-2010. Maybe you should look at all the facts.

As a guy just said on TV. Conservatives believe liberals are silly even dumb, well intentioned but dumb. Liberals believe conservatives are evil.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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LOL, good for you - you can stay.

I'm talking, primarily, about the upwardly mobile people from Cali. who post on the board most every day.

Really? So how many anecdotal stories have you read on the board here that have show that the upwordly mobile were leaving? 12? 39? 360? 460780? What kind of numbers are we talking about here? Or maybe we want to post some actual numbers? Or just stop?

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And Texas grew at double the rate and by about a million more people total from 2000-2010. Maybe you should look at all the facts.

As a guy just said on TV. Conservatives believe liberals are silly even dumb, well intentioned but dumb. Liberals believe conservatives are evil.
Go back to your own post (#119) were you asserted that "so many Californias were looking to leave my educational paradise?

To which I replied, CA grew by +3.4 million and also it was fueled mostly by hispanic growth (like Texas). These stats hardly indicative of people fleeing.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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Really? So how many anecdotal stories have you read on the board here that have show that the upwordly mobile were leaving? 12? 39? 360? 460780? What kind of numbers are we talking about here? Or maybe we want to post some actual numbers? Or just stop?

Go back to your own post (#119) were you asserted that "so many Californias were looking to leave my educational paradise?

To which I replied, CA grew by +3.4 million and also it was fueled mostly by hispanic growth (like Texas). These stats hardly indicative of people fleeing.

Good grief man scroll down the list of posts if you don't believe me.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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Loved the photo in today's FTW paper of the kids holding up signs to protest Perry's funding cuts to education-one of them read == "Shave your hair--not our funding"
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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Like I've said before, I think California got it right with regards to the emphasis on education, in which they far outlap Texas (surely even Texas conservatives cannot seriously debate this). Where California got it wrong was to then create a high cost welfare state, allow unions to grow strong, and eventually tax people out of sight.

Texas HAS to step up its focus on education. Slashing education just so that we can bring in more companies is a short sighted ploy at best. Eventually the only companies that will be willing to relocate here will be the low wage firms that dont require highly trained workers. (is it any surprise that a steadily increasing share of the new jobs created in Texas are now low wage service sector jobs).
For people who doubt whether education is paramount, go study the rise of economies like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan. One of the many attributes they all share is a heavy emphasis on education. That is how they grew to dominate high tech industries. Otherwise they will all be making shoes and toys. Right now we are steadily regressing to that point. Cutting education even more like Perry is advocating will help seal that fate for our children.
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