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    That's what happens when states forget that people have a choice. Maybe their elected should remember that.
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    Between high taxes, the state's highly restrictive laws, police brutality, high property values and cost of living, propensity to suffer earthquakes, etc. many businesses WILL relocate. Hell, there's been a literal INVASION in New Mexico and Colorado by Californians fleeing their home state and citing the foregoing reasons for their move.
    "Don't Californicate Colorado" is a very common bumper sticker in Colorado" along with "I Don't Care How They Do It In NY!" for that matter, lol.
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    The sad part will be seeing these businesses pushing for the same idiotic ideals that drove them out of California to begin with.
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    If the greedy rich and evil corporations would just pay our share, California would be fine. Why would they mind paying more? They can afford it.
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    The so called greedy Rich already pay their fair share, they pay far more then you do. But in the interest of fairness what is their fair share according to you?
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    @Arumizy I don't know. Obamanomics are new to me. But according to him if the rich would just pay our share too everything will be ok
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    @Arumizy Good thing you're here to defend them, with them only owning everything including our govt, what would those poor rich folks do w/out people like you putting them further up on a pedestal?
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    What will be very revealing is how California and it's progressives will try to steal everything out of the pockets of the evacuees on their way out.
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    Well when you give them the option of going out of business or making a profit , I would think Texas is going to be a very busy place
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    If your idea of fixing your budget is by taxing the ever living crap out of someone, then you deserve any exodus from your state.
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    On the other hand California is vastly overpopulated by illegals. Business moves to Texas and illegals move with them for the jobs. That's not necessarily all a bad thing.
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    @jessejaymes And what makes you think we don't have illegals here in Texas...one thing is for sure, Texas is much more willing to handle the problem with illegals than California...
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    @jaybebo84 This should be interesting. How do you figure that Texas is more willing to handle the illeglas than California? Ever heard of prop 187? 61% of the state voted to cut them off of all social services and education and the US Supreme Court invalidated that vote.
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    @jessejaymes Another sign the Federal government is overreaching on states rights and has no real intention to handle the illegal population issue...nevertheless, Texas is more willing to put the people back on the bus to Mexico...also, they may find it more beneficial to stay in California, Arizona or New Mexico before getting here...
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    @jaybebo84 Well it was a Supreme Court ruling by CONSERVATIVES who overturned California's prop 187. What can I say. We try but we can't get past the ultra rich buying our govt and wanting cheap labor.
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    I don't think that there is an ounce of truth in what the "Texas Chamber of Commerce" is saying....Sorry--I simply don't trust anything that they, or the Gov. of Texas has to say about anything.
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    we all shop for the best bang for our buck and retailers run adds to attract us so why shouldn't business minded states do the same thing. I have always said the fed should stop ALL aid and let the states compet for business and peole. The smart states will grow and prosper and the tax and spend states will wither and blow away.
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    It really has nothing to do with perry. The fools in Sacramento are driving Americans out of the state.
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    I'm reminded of the things the City of Long Beach did when they were "revitalizing" the city. They'd take a huge area, go to business, promise the moon for the first 10 years and those businesses relocated. For 10 years. When the same free ride was not forthcoming any longer they moved onto another city where it was promised again. It's govt at it's worst. Texas will promise the moon to the detriment of those already there. Kind of like the cable company charging you maximum dollars when you're been a subscriber for 10 years but they will give the new customer half off for the first year? One of those deals?
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    I'm surprised more industry doesn't set up shop in my state of WV: Its location is excellent with easy access to the cities of Ohio, Penn, Maryland, KY and Virginia, the eastern most panhandle being only an hour away ( by road) from DC. The natural resources here are on par with anything else offered in the country. Many mountain tops have been excavated due to surface mining and already have access ways, water and electricity. Acreage here is VERY cheap and tax rates low.
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    ca gov brings all on themselves with all the foolish regulations a taxes and all other petty shots they take at anyone trying to make a living. i guess all the funding to protect fools from themselves costs alot.
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    Sure, CA is becoming just too expensive to do business in, granted they have the nice weather, but that's not enough now to keep people from leaving when it's just too costly to stay and being a D state, the costs will just continue to rise. Even here in DE, with a D gov. and mostly D state legislators, we are seeing another tax increase, an increase in property taxes and businesses are now being asked to pay a higher corp. tax to offset expenses. God forbid we cut a cost or two, nope, we have union pensions to pay for.
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    This is pure propaganda.

    The article did not specify how many inquiries there were, other than a rather vague 'tons'. Maybe the actual number went from one last week to three this week.

    If i were moving my business, I'd go to some state where they won't teach my kid creationism in science class.
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    Perry's move was a publicity stunt. Businesses already are aware of the Texas "business friendly atmosphere". Some will no doubt make the transition, but they probably would have anyway. Just bear in mind, the price to pay for a lack of regulation on unfettered business entails things like abuse of employees and environmental degradation.
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    California wants to ride out its failed liberal tax policies on the backs of the rich and business. That will shut down businesses and cause rich folks to rethink their "California utopia" they thought they had. Come on over here to Texas....We ain't California....but, hell, we don't want to be. Earthquakes, high taxes, liberal idealogy, all are ingredients in a recipe for failure. But, remember one thing, when you come leave that BS liberal idealogy in California and you will be welcomed with open arms. But, bring that liberal, progressive crap over here and you will find that folks are hostile to you.
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    @Zazziness Diversity? Who said anything about diversity? Now, I will admit that a diversity of business concepts may not be accepted here, because we are a right to work state, meaning you ain't gonna burden us with union thuggery and idealogy.
    You come here and make good business decisions, hire local workers, and your business will not suffer from taxes that support a public union with over the top benefits.
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    Jerry Borwn's budget plan involved massive cuts and massive tax increases. He plans on increasing tax revinue by $6 billion per year over the next 7 years. Does he honestly think people are going to just sit there and let him take their money? His plan may work for the first year, and maybe the second, but by year 3 CA is going to see sizable losses of wealthy tax payers and buisnesses.
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