California’s Governor Jerry Brown, was out and about, minding his own business when a reporter stuck a microphone in his face and asked for a comment on Texas’ Governor Rick Perry’s latest plot to entice business from California to Texas.
“It’s not a serious story guys…you take a little radio ad, all you guys run like lap-dogs to report it,” Brown said. “It’s not a burp, it’s barely a fart.”
As far as the ‘burp’ is concerned, call a paramedic, those lost businesses represent a heart attack. As for the ‘fart,’ call out a hazardous material team, this exodus of businesses from the state is reflective of an uncontrollable natural gas leak.
California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, isn’t in agreement with Brown’s assessment. He responded with this, “I’m sick and tired of Governor Perry coming to California all the time. California has cleaned Texas’ clock in terms of job creation.”
Last year Legal Zoom.com, Apple Inc, Calabasas, Waste Connections and Fonality Inc. appreciated Perry’s Enterprise Fund, which by design is to attract the high-tech companies. California’s economy, it taxes that only the rich and famous can afford, has not only companies jumping ship, but residents as well.
Unlike California, Texas offers ‘right-to-work laws, the absence of personal income taxes and low housing prices.’ Like California, Texas does offer an abundance of illegal-immigrant workers and when a business consider all of the above, well, one can easily see why Mr. Newsom is agitated over Perry’s radio add:
“Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible. This is Texas Governor Rick Perry, and I have a message for California businesses. Come check out Texas,” Perry says in the ad. “There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for eight years running. Visit texaswideopenforbusiness.com and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving to Texas.”
But now, there’s some solace in this dismal report for California. All of these businesses passed up the biggest sanctuary city in Mid-West, Houston. That has to worthy of some solace.