Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That come-on-down-to-Texas ad is “barely a fart”

posted at 5:01 pm on February 6, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I love federalism. Which is to say, really, that I love competition. When states, like businesses, compete for their desired goals in a free-market scenario, everybody wins in the long run, because the policies that really work and appeal to the most people will come out on top.

Texas and California are often compared as polar opposites in terms of their business-friendly policies; i.e., Texas is reliably ranked number one and California usually comes in around dead last. There are plenty of traditional and cultural factors that keep California an attractive place for venture capital investment, but an incoming raft of even more onerous regulations and higher taxes planned by the Californian government might mean that any businesses on the fence will reexamine their location options — and hey, just throwing this out there — Texas just wants them to know that the Lone Star state is a pretty great place.

In the 30-second radio advertisement — which highlights Texas’ low taxes, predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled worked —Perry says, “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible.”

The one-week advertising schedule will run in six media markets, namely San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego. TexasOne, a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a business destination, will pay for the advertising.

California Governor Jerry Brown was not impressed.

 “It’s not a serious story, guys,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. “It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

The ad buy Perry announced Monday is relatively small, at about $24,000, but it gained widespread attention in the media. Brown called the amount “the smallest entry into the media market of California.”

“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television,” Brown said. “Then I’ll take them seriously.”

Eloquent. Here’s the slightly more persuasive response from Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development, via HuffPo:

I can understand why Rick Perry is interested in California. We were the national jobs leader for most of the last year with 257,000 new private sector jobs,” said Kish Rajan, director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “But business relocations only account for 0.03 percent of annual job losses in California. At that rate of growth, it would take 20 years to lose just 1 percent of our businesses to relocation. The reports show that no state has ever poached their way to long-term prosperity. Real job creation comes from California’s history as a national leader in start-ups and the expansion of homegrown businesses.”

Poaching doesn’t work. This is something so many governors have done before and with the same ineffective results. One of the only real studies that’s ever been done on this, by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), called it insignificant. During the two years of the highest departures in the study, California lost just 0.05 percent of the state’s total establishments.

Er, poaching doesn’t work, really? Maybe not, and it’s true that, historically, not many of California’s job losses stem from relocation — but they better tell that to these guys, who clearly find it worthwhile to spend their time convincing Californian businesses that it would be more profitable to expand their businesses elsewhere, via the WSJ:

Now, states that have traditionally staffed external business-development offices only overseas are adding manpower in the Golden State. …

Companies rarely relocate purely at a recruiter’s suggestion. But states are hoping to capture the attention of Silicon Valley venture capitalists as well as California’s large number of entrepreneurs and CEOs, and to make sure they are on the shortlist for any expansions or relocations. Arizona opened its first two domestic out-of-state offices in October—one near Los Angeles, the other in Silicon Valley. Tennessee in November posted an ad for a new government position looking for California businesses to poach. Nevada hired its own representatives in California two years ago.

Recruiters say most of their work centers on companies that are expanding, not relocating altogether. Ron Frierson, a Los Angeles-based representative for Kansas, says he spends his days scouring the state for businesses that may want to open out-of-state plants, warehouses or data centers. Doug Kiggins, one of Arizona’s two new California recruiters, said he has been spending about six hours a day driving around to promote Arizona’s business-friendly climate.

Next up from Perry in the governors’ feud: A classic “Bless their hearts,” perhaps?


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Jerry Brown to Rick Perry: That come-on-down-to-Texas ad is “barely a fart”

And, all of those hedge funds and other investment companies in NY are not relocating to or expanding in states like Florida and Texas either.

Resist We Much on February 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Governor Brown converts a $24,000 radio ad buy into countless millions of dollars of Texas publicity. The man is a genius!

Mason on February 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Exactly what does “barely a fart” suppose to mean?

Blake on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Jerry Brown is a fart.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

From the Headlines thread:

If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s (Gov.) Brown, flush it down.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on February 6, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

In Ventura County where I live, Rick Perry is here today to try to sell Haas Automation, a major manufacturer of CNC equipment. They had plans to build a new plant here in Oxnard, which they pulled a year ago after North Carolina approached them. Now there’s a bidding war, and I’ll bet $100 the new plant will be built – somewhere else.

I wouldn’t be standing behind Jerry Brown when this thing goes down. Or floats up. Or whatever…

MikeinPRCA on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

When your sellin a great product, like lower taxes and fewer regulations, you do not need a ‘big con job’ advertising campaign like Jerry Brown is used to implementing.

Freddy on February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Jerry Brown just advertised for Texas in a huuuuge way, gratis.

Texans thank him…what a fool.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Sure, companies may not move out per se in large numbers. However, you *will* see the following:
–businesses expanding operations elsewhere and not in CA
–businesses closing doors in CA or shutting down offices in CA
–people taking jobs states with less crime, less regulation, cheaper cost of living, lower taxes, etc

Mohonri on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Exactly what does “barely a fart” suppose to mean?

Blake on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

As opposed to turds and slush latrines, full of rats, which the leftists are…

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

business relocations only account for 0.03 percent of annual job losses in California.

Accounting tricks. Companies are choosing to expand outside of California, so focusing on “relocating” doesn’t tell the whole story. Plenty of companies based in California are setting up offices in Texas and hiring there, which means that Texas is getting jobs that could be going to California, and would be if the regulatory climate and costs of living weren’t so onerous. If that’s not “poaching,” then I don’t know what is.

Caiwyn on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

A couple of years ago California sent a coven of Legislators down to Texas to find out what they were doing right. As expected they didn’t learn a damn thing.

antipc on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

It costs about twice as much to rent a U-Haul from San Francisco to Austin as it does to rent a U-Haul from Austin to San Francisco.

Why is that?

Realist on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

And Jerry is a Puss infested Boil on Society’s azz cheek.

ToddPA on February 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Idiots in CA hurt women and the poor, illegally too…but it’s now the wild west, again.

Leftists are always against the poor and the middle classes, always.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

It’s the perfect storm. Jerry has always been a moron. Now senility is setting in.

MikeinPRCA on February 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Oh dear. I imagine Perry is quaking in his boots with that nasty slam from brown?

Perry has class, but he also has a sense of humor. Wonder what he will come up with for brown?

BTW brown, IT IS NICE to mess with TX, we are doing very nicely here, thank you very much!
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letget on February 6, 2013 at 5:13 PM

“The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs.” – Jerry Brown

Moonbeam is a Moonbat.

Resist We Much on February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Hey Jerry — all three of my business partners have left California in the past 15 months.

They left with $5m combined annual income.

1 to Florida
1 to Texas (yep – San Antonio)
1 to Chicago (he got screwed into that move by his wife) – a common tale

jake-the-goose on February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Jerry Brown…”Stay in California..it’s shartastic!”

HumpBot Salvation on February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

“barely a fart”

Such eloquence!
Such gravitas!
A stunning example of the depth and breadth of the progressive mind.

MHatch on February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

^ IS NOT NICE
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letget on February 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

As opposed to turds and slush latrines, full of rats, which the leftists are…

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Indeed…Jerry isn’t impressed unless you take a giant $hit on everything.

BigWyo on February 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Don’t worry California, Obama and the NLRB can just order all businesses to expand only in pre-approved locations. Never mind those pesky court rulings that it’s operating with illegal appointments. An Executive Order will take care of that.

Fenris on February 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM

“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television,” Brown said. “Then I’ll take them seriously.”

This quote is telling. He is so self-important he thinks he’s the target of the ad.

kylearane on February 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Jerry Brown is a fart.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

…THE… biggest brain fart!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM

“barely a fart”

…says the clown with permenant skid marks in his underpanties all the time!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Don’t worry California, Obama and the NLRB can just order all businesses to expand only in pre-approved locations. Never mind those pesky court rulings that it’s operating with illegal appointments. An Executive Order will take care of that.

Directive 10-289?

kylearane on February 6, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Brown sounds scared. And Kish Rajin sounds positively defensive.

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Thinking,

So, how and why does he know so much about farts?

Seems to some he may know way to much about farts and not near enough about how to balance a budget.

In fact my bet is with just a bit to much “Jose Qeveo” he would end up lighting up his own farts and burn his own dumb ass just to see that pretty blue flame.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

What a statesman! yuck.

balkanmom on February 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Yo, Jerry,

Get off this and deal with Bloom Energy paying their Mexican wage slaves in pesos at the nice wage of $2.66 per hour for welders.

Dumb ass commie Democrats have no clue plus they are users of the worst sort.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Like I said in the Headlines, the only reason Silicon Valley is staying in California for now is because of West Coast ports, nearness to the California universities of which the honchos are alums, and those wealthy enough can keep the rot from their neighborhoods, so far.

Let at least one of those cease to be true, and Silicon Valley goes bye-bye.

Sekhmet on February 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Jerry sure is showing an awful lot of butthurt for something that was barely a fart.

CycloneCDB on February 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Mason …that was going to be my point ….Rick Perry runs a few adds that cost peanuts …. the media and brown pick it up and BOOM ….it shows up on Fox ….. it gets play probably in all the Cal media outlets ….so Perry spends a few thousands and parlays that into a a million or so of air time …. more if it gets some real serious sexy legs …. so was it accidental inspired or did Perry bait the hook with this in mind …. either way he’s laughing

Aggie95 on February 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM

You know what happens right after a fart?
Yeah, Texas is going to dump all over California.

redguy on February 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM

When you resort to name calling, you`ve lost the arguement.

ThePrez on February 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM

O/T, vote for hagel postponed! Too many questions and lies going on there hagel?

http://freebeacon.com/hagel-vote-postponed-2/
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letget on February 6, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Other Jerry Brown:

Please come spend 24MM dollars advertising in my state. We need the money.

benjamin on February 6, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Jerry Brown is a fart.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Just barely.

Solaratov on February 6, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Jerry Brown…”Stay in California..it’s shartastic!”

HumpBot Salvation on February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Or…

Jerry Brown…”Stay in California..it’s fartastic!”

Resist We Much on February 6, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Governor Brown converts a $24,000 radio ad buy into countless millions of dollars of Texas publicity. The man is a genius!

Awesome, isn’t it?

The Texas climate is what keeps me from relocating there, but sometimes I’m tempted nonetheless. :)

Bob's Kid on February 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Let ‘em stay in CA, Rick! You get too many of those elite liberals in TX and you’ll have to call Roto Rooter to get them out!

scalleywag on February 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If it’s Brown, it should be flushed down.

TimBuk3 on February 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Hope he starts running those ads in NY. I’ve already heard ads for Fort Bend county. He definitely knows how to get under Cuomo’s thin skin.

monalisa on February 6, 2013 at 5:42 PM

all the hundreds of relocated startups and CA license plates here in Austin would argue otherwise– the 0.03% statistic is so laughable it’s not even worth analyzing

CA has Silicon Valley and Hollywood. We all know how much movie production now goes on outside of CA and even in Canada due to tax breaks, better union rules, etc

Silicon Valley will do fine but anecdotally, we see dozens of startups give up on CA, especially once they get their VC funding (one of the big benefit of being in the Valley) but before their exits to avoid taxes

SF just had to grudgingly give huge concessions to Twitter and some other companies just to keep them from moving

I have a friend who just relocated from CA before a 9(!) figure exit, to avoid the 13% capital gains screwjob in CA– you do the math on that

The question isn’t how many thousands of jobs and millions of dollars CA is hemorrhaging– the only question is which states are divvying it up and winning the race? TX, NV, AZ, CO, FL, etc etc etc

thurman on February 6, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Does the political life of Jerry Brown ever end? Will his peripatetic Peter Pan tenures of destructive idiocy and conceit in California governance ever end? He was the failed governor of California 40 years ago for Chrissakes. Now he’s the failed governor again? Has this ever happened in American history? Are we in purgatory? Has he ever held an actual job? Has he ever improved anything he’s ever been involved with?

rrpjr on February 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Has he ever improved anything he’s ever been involved with?

rrpjr on February 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

No…

sandee on February 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Maybe not, and it’s true that, historically, not many of California’s job losses stem from relocation

CA companies don’t have to actually pick up and move for CA to lose *potential* jobs due to its unfriendly business environment.

Think of all the jobs that never come to exist in CA because someone in CA thinking of starting a business decides to go somewhere else to start it. Or an existing non-CA business decides not to open a facility in CA and decides to put it in TX instead. Or a CA-based business decides to open their next facility in TX.

There are lots and lots of ways for businesses to avoid CA’s anti-business climate. And TX is waiting with open arms.

Missy on February 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Gov. Perry doesn’t have to spend $25 million on advertising when Gov. Brown gives it out for free.

ctmom on February 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Will Jerry Brown’s Flatulence Effect replace the Butterfly Effect in describing how a small action can have a huge effect?

meci on February 6, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Not sure who Brown hangs around with, maybe he was never in the military, but I’ve witnessed some pretty devastating farts in my time.

I personally funked up an admin office while stated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma back in the 80s, that cleared approximately 2300 square feet and caused a Command Sergeant Major to experience Vietnam flashbacks.

Do not underestimate the mighty “trouser sneeze.”

BruthaMan on February 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

When your sellin a great product, like lower taxes and fewer regulations, you do not need a ‘big con job’ advertising campaign like Jerry Brown is used to implementing.

Freddy on February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Exactly! Look at the biggest advertisers on TV and radio – in my opinion their products suck. Budweiser spends lots of money and makes lots of great commercials – but I can’t stand their p!ss-water beer.

dentarthurdent on February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

”It’s not a serious story, guys,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. “It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

Yep, Jerry is all class.

GarandFan on February 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

It’s barely a fart.

And California is, by way of contrast, what? A big steaming dump?

Gov. Brown seems to have an unusual fascination with bodily functions.

iurockhead on February 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

”It’s not a serious story, guys,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. “It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”

Have a few more beans, Mr. Brown….

unclesmrgol on February 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

The ad buy Perry announced Monday is relatively small, at about $24,000, but it gained widespread attention in the media. Brown called the amount “the smallest entry into the media market of California.”

“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television,” Brown said. “Then I’ll take them seriously.”

Well, considering that this $24k managed to get his attention and the media’s and in turn probably somewhere in the range of, oh, say, $25 million worth of coverage I’d say that’s pretty good business.

Then again, that’s why Perry is successful and Brown is riding his state into the ocean.

Of course, Brown has no idea what he just did.

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

So…Gov. Perry stretches a meager “Come on Down & Do Business in Texas” ad buy in California to national attention over a few days worth of free media promotion aided and abetted by the democratic governor of the targeted state…

Smart!

Way to Go! Gov. Perry…Gig Em’

As I recall…California Politicians were coming to Texas to meet with Gov. Perry to ask him how they could bring California back from it’s fiscal brink…

And then they elected MoonBeam to be governor again.

workingclass artist on February 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I just hope if they do come to Texas they leave their liberal mindset and voting patterns at the border.

txmomof6 on February 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM

I want to close the first 100 comments to all but Texans !
Go for it !
( I’m just a little jealous )

Lucano on February 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Rick Perry should eat up on baked beans, invite Jerry Brown to a debate, bend over and let ‘er rip while giving him two one-finger salutes, then walk off the stage singing a rude song about Californication.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Kali has been migrating jobs to TX for a decade. Apple is building a new campus on the outskirts of Austin, just a couple miles from my house, can’t wait for the property appreciation! Thanks Turd Brown!

burserker on February 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

If that ad reaches one business who is fed up with Jerry Brown’s anti-business policies and moves their business to Texas, it will pay for that one ad run.

That’s a pretty powerful return on an investment and even more powerful incentive for businesses who want the freedom to expand their companies without the worry of tax vultures salivating every time a sale is made.

BruthaMan on February 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Not surprising that a mental giant like Brown would miss the forest for the trees. Of course poaching doesn’t result in a huge loss of jobs for CA.

There several reasons for this, but a big one is that there are costs associated with moving a company/employees that have to be weighed against the cost savings of being in a more business friendly state (another big one being that many jobs provide local services and simply cannot be relocated).

What this is really aimed at is where new companies will be formed or where existing companies will expand. In these cases, the cost of (re)locating is greatly diminished. But these numbers don’t count in the “poaching” category.

besser tot als rot on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Exactly what does “barely a fart” suppose to mean?

Blake on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Al Roker let us know a couple of weeks ago.

…then walk off the stage singing a rude song about Californication.

How about a nice “Adios, Mofo”? That was pretty classic.

DanMan on February 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM

How about a nice “Adios, Mofo”? That was pretty classic.

DanMan on February 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I was thinking about something involving Senor un boco grande y pequeno pendajo. But that works too.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Brown got a brown stain in his shorts on that one.Now that hispanics are outnumbering whites in Cali things are going to really change.

docflash on February 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Brown got a brown stain in his shorts on that one.Now that hispanics are outnumbering whites in Cali things are going to really change.

docflash on February 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Didn’t you hear? Hispanics are now whites because the Census says they are.

(no I didn’t say this and no I didn’t make this up)

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Leave it to Dems to always raise the bar in a discussion. /

Let’s see what happens the next few years. Will there be a massive influx of businesses and the affluent to CA, or will people keep leaving? Time will tell.

Liam on February 6, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Jerry Brown is a fart.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

” Barely ” like a high frequency squeaker

stormridercx4 on February 6, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Poaching may not work for established businesses, but it will work well for startups. I live in Illinois and it was a no brainer in to open my business in Indiana.

southsideironworks on February 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I’ve been to CA once. It was last year. It certainly wasn’t Texas. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Cowboy vs. Moonbeam

Thinking the game might be rigged, just a little (Zappa)
And if you are coming here, leave your liberal dunce hat at the border or don’t come here at all.

And speaking of Zappa, keeping it clean, has anyone heard from Flora in recent times?
Flora Duh, that is…

Funny monikers

mickytx on February 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The louder and more petty the response, the more effective the ad.
$24K for an ad that got this response from Moonbeam:
Priceless!
Texans do seem to be able to do more with less.

Another Drew on February 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM

So Perry get’s millions in advertising for a meager 24K, AND gets to live in Moonbeam’s head rent free. Sweet

JusDreamin on February 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM

And Jerry is a Puss infested Boil on Society’s azz cheek.

ToddPA on February 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM

That’s more the proper definition of Chicago. California is in reality an inoperable tumor on the US.

Myron Falwell on February 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Do not Californicate my Texas.

hillsoftx on February 6, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Its On! Don’t mess with TEXAS.

tom0508 on February 6, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Texas is all hat and no cattle.

In 2011 Texas received 39.98% of its budget from the federal govt.
No. 11 in the country of fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget

In 2011 California received 32.38% of its budget from the federal govt.. No. 37 in the country of the fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/California_state_budget

Texas talks a good game, but it is all talk.

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Troll alert! ^^^^^

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Take your BS liberal polls and ram them where the sun don’t shine, you D-grade Communist leech.

MelonCollie on February 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I admire a governor who tries to bring jobs and business to their state. McDonnell has done a good job at that in VA. He goes out and he recruits. He sells the state to prospective business leaders. Maybe if some of the dead states would give that a try they’d be better off. All companies need are some incentives.

scalleywag on February 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Shots Sharts fired.

Fixed.

andycanuck on February 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Jerry Brown is a fartSCHART.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

No charge for the edit!

And N E V E R trust a schart!

Katfish on February 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

All Perry should say is that the California economy does all the advertising he needs.

rrpjr on February 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Jerry Brown is a fart.
Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A bald one too. With bushy eyebrows.

Sherman1864 on February 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Governor Brown converts a $24,000 radio ad buy into countless millions of dollars of Texas publicity. The man is a genius!

Mason on February 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Love it. Two weeks later Brownface and his goons are going to wake up at 2AM and realize they gave Texas a priceless shot in the arm.

Great way to overreact. :-)

itsspideyman on February 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

So Texas does a better job of bringing its’ residents federal tax dollars back home, is that what you’re trying to say?

M240H on February 6, 2013 at 8:17 PM

In 2011 Texas received 39.98% of its budget from the federal govt.
No. 11 in the country of fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget
In 2011 California received 32.38% of its budget from the federal govt.. No. 37 in the country of the fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/California_state_budget
Texas talks a good game, but it is all talk.
smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I know math must be hard for you, but the simple mathematical fact is that it is easier to get to a bigger percent quickly when you have a smaller denominator (I.e., you keep overall spending in check).

besser tot als rot on February 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

tip of the hat ma’am
annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I wish I was born here. Home.

mickytx on February 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Perry is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

You people in failing states………….STAY THERE.

Do not come to the South. You will NOT like it. It’s hot in the Summer, Humid, big mosquitos, hicks and hayseeds everywhere driving big smoke belching trucks. And no one has any teeth, and we all drink Big Gulp Super Sodas and we’re all obese and we love Paula Deen and Butter.

See, it’s horrible………..stay in your wonderful, urbane, intellectual exurbs and fight it out.

PappyD61 on February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

had been, same diff

mickytx on February 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Which means what? There is nothing here that means anything to the conversation.

Here’s a couple of lines from the “Sunshine Review” you might have missed:

Texas:
“In per capita spending by state, Texas ranks 50th in the nation, meaning there is likely less fat to trim when making budget cuts in Texas than in other states.”

I.E., a trim ship, not spending a dime more of the people’s money than it has to.

California:
“According to a 2012 study by 24/7 Wall Street, California is the worst run state taking into account debt per capita, budget deficits, unemployment, median household income, and the percentage of the percentage of the population below the poverty line. “

itsspideyman on February 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

PappyD61 on February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

… and it reaks of icky oil in some places…
…and there aren’t any outlets that are free….
yippie.
stay the hell away, fragments.
just echoing Pappy is all.
Yes sir, I am.

mickytx on February 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

You just know that Gov. Perry loves his job!!!
He is a competitor for sure. Too bad he wasn’t our Nominee/President.

bluefox on February 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Great commentary on farts, Mr… Err… Brown.

Omega_Rage on February 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

See, it’s horrible………..stay in your wonderful, urbane, intellectual exurbs and fight it out.

PappyD61 on February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

If that doesn’t scare them off I don’t know what will. The only thing you forgot were the flying roaches:-)

AWESOME!!!

bluefox on February 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Texas is all hat and no cattle.

In 2011 Texas received 39.98% of its budget from the federal govt.
No. 11 in the country of fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget

In 2011 California received 32.38% of its budget from the federal govt.. No. 37 in the country of the fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/California_state_budget

Texas talks a good game, but it is all talk.

smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Including or excluding highway funds? Take a look at a map of, say, I-10 or I-45, and compare with I-5 in California. From space, you can see I-5 lit up, while good portions of 45 and 10 are dark through Texas. Texas gets more highway funds, proportionally, because interstate highways in Texas pass through a lot of rural counties that would not have the funds to pay for patrol and maintenance. That is what federal highway funds were for in the first place: To get to the cities, highways have to pass through a lot of bugtussle counties that cannot afford to patrol their own town plus the highway 24-7. The funds go to maintenance and highway patrol. I have never been to the Peoples’ Republic of California, but I wager that driving I-5 is a lot like driving I-35 between San Antonio and DFW—Mostly urban and suburban driving with a patch or two of country. Mostly consisting of towns and cities that have sizable police forces themselves, and don’t need highway funds to pay for patrolmen.

But you don’t care about infrastructure or highway enforcement. It’s just the lie you tell others to pay for your bread-and-circuses voters.

Sekhmet on February 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

In 2011 California received 32.38% of its budget from the federal govt.. No. 37 in the country of the fed feeding states.
http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/California_state_budget
smokin hot politics on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

You make it too easy. California is broke, Texas has a surplus, LOL

Try again!

bluefox on February 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Hey Jerry, there’s a very large tax paying oil co. headquartered near Oakland that would probably love to move to TX. Just sayin’…

diogenes on February 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

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