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CA vs Texas - The Throw-down

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TSAX, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  2. Yep companies with half a brain are coming to Kali!

    Companies with more than 1/2 a brain have been leaving for 30 years!

  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
    Yeah the dialectical materialist scum that are regulating the hell out of this state are too Dim to see any connection between their policies and businesses leaving the state. Texas, Pennsylvania and a few other states have ads actively recruiting CA businesses.
  4. devildog2067


    Apr 20, 2005
    Like... Google and Apple and Facebook? The revenues of the three companies added together are greater than the GDP of New Zealand.

    Intel? HP? There's another hundred-odd billion.

    Then of course there's companies like Chevron (~$250B, bigger than the economy of Ireland or Israel) which, as some may remember, bought Texaco but decided to dump the Texaco name and remain headquartered in CA, not TX.

    Texas is a great state--my wife's family is from there, and I love to visit--but denying that California is home to some of the world's biggest companies is just ignorant.
  5. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    I used to live in the middle of the Silicon Valley and tech ran through everything. Just like how West LA/Hollywood is run by the entertainment industry.

    Now the rest of the state needs to worry about companies leaving for TX but that is for completely different reasons than what people outside of CA think.
  6. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
    Denying that California policies are not business friendly would be ignorant as well.
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  7. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

    Sep 20, 2004
  8. devildog2067


    Apr 20, 2005
    Despite the high taxes and stifling regulations, California is home to companies which are larger than the entire economies of most states. Apple alone is bigger than the entire economy of Arkansas. HP is bigger than Utah. These are mathematical facts.
  9. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Big, educated kitty cat!

    Aug 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    It's the same reason that most gun makers are located in and around New England - that is where the talent base is and where the supplier base is.

    Some tech companies have relocated to - get this - North Dakota! They call the area "Silicone Prarie" and it has attracted quite a few companies. I don't think any of the big ones have moved yet though.

    Google, Intel and other companies may not leave California, and may have high net worths, but how many jobs can they support? Unless California goes full socialist these companies cannot support the entire state.
  10. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    I think you are, obliquely, hitting on the key point how Calif is hurting itself. A very large co's. aggregate tax load is not defined by where it's HQ is located. It's small and medium sized Cali. companies that are being crucified. People of means and many companies really are leaving Cali.

    Cali and NY really hammered Texas during the oil and S&L busts of the '80s. I feel ZERO remorse for Texas hammering both places now.

    It's not all gold dust and lollypops in Texas tho. A good number of economic refugees from Ohio, Illinois, Cali, NY, FL and others arrive in Texas with no skills or very low skills - in the long run that's going to hurt our state.
  11. LSUAdman

    LSUAdman Pew Pew

    Aug 3, 2010
    Not to contradict DD, but Google (Dallas), HP (Houston) and Toshiba (Houston) have rather sizable presences here in Texas. Also, Microsoft has a large enclave just a few miles from my house - and if they purchase Dell, which was in the news today, that'll give them a large presence outside of Austin.

    Not sure how many large Texas companies have presences in or are buying companies based in California. Not saying they don't exist, just that I dont know of any.
  12. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    San Antonio, Texas
    My worst fear is Texas turning purple...then blue :shocked:. The mayor of San Antonio (D) is talking about it all the time.

    I hope the refugees realize why Texas is better than their home states and don't vote like their home states.
  13. JBnTX


    Aug 28, 2008
    Close the western, northern and eastern Texas borders RIGHT NOW!!!....:steamed:

    The liberally oppressive, tax and spend governments of California and the east coast states were voted into office by the very same refugees that now flock to Texas to escape their evil creation.

    People get the government they vote into office.

    These people will destroy Texas, so we need to turn them back at the state line before they can infest Texas with their liberal diseases.
  14. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Personally, I don't want anyone from CA or NY of NJ or any other blue state to come here. Stay away. We have enuff companies here. You can keep Apple. Heck you need to take your people home that reside in Austin, Dallas, SA, and Houston.
  15. WayneJessie


    Jan 12, 2013
    They'll come a time when Texas will wish they never got anything from Ca. The Southern states of NC,SC,Ga. experienced a boom in the 80s of businesses flocking to the I-85 corridor. Everyone thought it was great for a while until the conservative culture many held dear was washed away by people flocking in from all over the world to get the jobs. I'm a life-long resident of NC&SC and I would take the "old South" anyday over the mess of pottage we have now.
  16. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

    And it's a matter of time before they decide they have had enough of the BS and pack bags and leave too. Bethlehem Steel was once one of the most profitable steel manufactures in the United States... we still need steel, where is Bethlehem now?
  17. Squeeze


    Feb 3, 2011
    Up Nort'
    I work for Intel, and I know there is a big Intel campus in
    Austin. Also a few smaller satellite campuses around
    Austin. As for moving to TX, I am considering making it my
    official residence, moving from WI, to escape winter and
    high state taxes. Six months + 1 day living in TX during
    the cold months, and back to the north woods for
    summer. I have spent some summers in TX, in the USAF,
    and I don't need to that again.

    Anyway, no danger of me turning the state bluer, or
    even purpler. I am a gun toting, Tea Party loving,
    Constitution defending, hard core conservative! I heard
    there is space for me in Texas. Oh my wife is even a
    bit more radical that me, and she carries an M&P 9.
    I question her choice in pistols, but not her politics!

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  18. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

    Jan 3, 2007
    The problem with trying to attract California businesses to other states is the Californians who follow.

    At least a Texan is always a Texan. I've met quite a few Californians who move somewhere else and claim that is where they are from, even when they still have CA plates on their cars.
  19. racerford


    Apr 22, 2003
    DFW area
    No offense, I think they should close the southern border with Mexico first. It is more of an immediate threat.

    Those people from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arizona are not so bad, if they could keep those from the East and West coast from passing through. I am sure so would raise an eyebrow at letting those people in as well, but mostly they are good people that know that we are meant to be able to defend ourselves.