Sorry, I was looking at data from April of this year, in which TX was in fact behind CA. You're correct that the August data shows TX with a lower UE rate; however, the two are so close as for the difference to be insignificant despite the supposedly stellar business environment.
"Effective taxation" is the key word, not creating new taxes and fee's for every pet project leftist politicians think the people need and want. I'm not a Christian so your Jesus speech has no effect. I'm not against taxes, I'm against useless waste of taxes.
Haha, you're against it when Dems are in charge, I guess. Never saw too much railing on your part about wasting taxes when it's the GOP doing so on their pet projects (the military and corporate handouts).
I'll give you an example of some of the stupid stuff going on in Denver. They are going to use tax payer funds to build "artist" housing so aspiring artists can create their art in an expensive city... they are also going to use taxpayer money to expand on a bike rental system in the city as well create more bike lanes... The population of CO is growing by about 1000 people a month and they want to waste money on a bike rental program and bike lanes instead of on improving their already shitty roads around the city. Bikes bring in no tax revenue since there is no taxes or fee's on them, so money brought in for the roads will be used for bicycles crap instead.
See? You only care about money. You don't give a **** about the fact that these things are improvements for the city, that increase the quality of life for all citizens in the city, and are good long-term uses of money.
You can't improve the roads enough to keep up with population growth. Can't widen the freeways enough to accomodate new cars. It's impossible to do so in the long run, which is why cities turn to public transportation and alternative transportation to ease congestion. The very things you complain about here will take cars off of the road. Will create less pollution in Denver. Will make less wear-and-tear on those same streets. But, all you can see is that tax dollars are being spent on something you don't use, and you're blind to the overall positive effects of it. Because it doesn't provide you in any way. Isn't that correct?
I on the other hand fully understand that my CA tax dollars go to pay for things that benefit me, and things that don't. That's totally appropriate and how our shared society works.
I lived in San Diego for almost a decade and couldn't afford to buy a house because it was so expensive, I move to CO and bought my first house within a few months. So no, CA isn't awesome unless you make at least 100k a year, it's too expensive, it's over crowed and people are rude, and now that the CA people are moving here in mass again, CO isn't far behind that expensive CA curve.
Lots of us make far more than 100k a year, and yes, it is an awesome place. That's why the prices have risen so much: because of demand.
Also, to say that people in CA are ruder than CO is a ******* joke. I've been to Colorado several times. Bunch of rude people there who don't give a **** about anyone from outside the state.
As for the Corporations thing, anyone can Google a couple of articles to try and support their position. Oh look, here's one that supports MY position!
California has - literally - millions of corporations. A few thousand leaving is a drop in the bucket, we don't even notice. I'm going to have to go ahead and say, so what? Any business who wants to leave, get the **** out
. We'll replace you with younger entrepreneurs who don't put the endless pursuit of profits over every other factor. In one of your links, it was noted that Nestle left for another state. Good! They are an evil company and I'm happy to see them go, I wish they'd leave America completely.
If CA is great for business, why did Tesla build his new factory in Nevada?
Hello! McFly?! Are you even paying attention? What does Nevada have more of than CA? Two things:
- Space to build factories, cheap, in the desert, close to major population centers
- Sunlight. It's a solar-powered factory that just got located in one of the sunniest areas of the country.
******* amazing, wow CA really sucks eh mate. Hmm, Tesla isn't relocating their business to NV, nor are any of their executives looking to move there, wonder why?? Maybe - just maybe - because California is in fact a great place to live and do business, and you're just a salty right-winger. Could be it.