Where Californians See Job Creators As Trash, Texas Sees Them As Treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

In California, job creators are treated like trash by unions and their Democrat-controlled legislature and regulators. So, like any sane person who tires of being abused, many California companies are fleeing the Golden Tarnished State to more business-friendly locales–one of which is the state of Texas, which topped the list for new projects in 2010.

Unlike his California counterpart, Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, Texas’ Governor Rick Perry gets it. In fact, he’s made sure that California companies know that, unlike the land of Moonbeam, the SEIU & Hollywood liberals, Texas is not hostile to job creators.

“Over the past three years, California has lost 1.2 million jobs, while Texas has actually gained 164,000 jobs,” said Assemblyman Dan Logue, a Republican from a district north of Sacramento who organized the trip. “Texas like everybody else was hit by the recession, but they are setting an example on how to grow their way out rather than tax their way out.”

Meanwhile, unlike the Democrat-controlled legislature in Sacramento which is targeting the Southern California town of Vernon for dissolution, Vernon realizes that businesses have alternatives outside of California and, as a result, are using Texas as an example in an effort to keep the California legislature’s paws off of Vernon’s charter.

The State of Texas and Gov.Rick Perry are the focus of an ad campaign by a small Southern California city that warns residents that the Lone Star State is trying to steal its jobs.
Vernon is a tiny suburb of Los Angeles, barely five-square miles with a population of 112. Despite the size, the city just south of the L.A. skyline is home to 1,800 businesses.
“While we’ll fight tooth and nail to try to keep our businesses here we understand that Gov. Perry has an interest in protecting Texas and helping Texas grow,” said Fred MacFarlane, a spokesman for the City of Vernon.
[snip] Perry swooped in last month and sent letters to more than 100 Vernon businesses and invited them to relocate to Texas. In his letter and accompanying literature and statistics, Perry told business owners that Texas has lower taxes, cheaper wages and fewer labor unions, making it more business-friendly in comparison to California.
But, last week, in response, the City of Vernon shelled out $40,000 of public funds to campaign against Texas trying to lure business.
“Tell Texas: ‘Don’t Mess with Vernon Jobs!’ Paid for by The City of Vernon,” an announcer said on the city’s radio ad airing in Southern California.'”

While the town of Vernon may recognize that having businesses in California also means citizens having jobs, the Democratic majority in the California legislature continues to keep treating job creators like trash. That’s okay though, Texas will be happy to take California’s trash and turn it into the Lone State’s treasure.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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