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Awww: Perry’s poaching starting to annoy other states

posted at 9:10 am on June 1, 2013 by

I assume this means that Governor Rick Perry’s poaching has been successful:

Gov. Rick Perry’s high-profile efforts to lure jobs to Texas from other states may be good business and smart politics back home, but they’re infuriating to prominent Democrats around the country.

And now at least one Republican business leader says Perry’s taking the Lone Star swagger a little too far.

Perry’s forceful recruitment campaigns, featuring radio and magazine ads as well as personal appearances, promise low-tax, pro-growth policies in Texas —and they also trash the business climate in places like California (“…I hear building a business in California is next to impossible”) and Illinois (“…an environment that, intentionally or not, is designed for you to fail.”)

Those attacks hit where it hurts and have touched off an angry political backlash against Perry outside the Texas borders, with Democrats mocking his attempts to steal jobs as clownish – and warning the Republican governor to keep his handsoff. In a memorable put-down, Gov. Jerry Brown said Perry’s incursions into California were about as effective as breaking wind.

But other observers say Perry knows exactly what he’s doing.

“At the end of the day, no matter how any of the [states] respond, people are left with two distinct messages: That guy down in Texas has got big brass balls and he’s creating a lot of jobs,” Mark McKinnon, a political strategist with deep Texas ties, told POLITICO. “It’s brilliant marketing and very smart politics.”

Well, that’s usually the case when competition produces dominant players — a lot of less-competitive players get annoyed, resentful, and dismissive.  A few of them will start trying to compete better. The rest simply go out of business altogether.  Perry’s critics seem to be in the dinosaur group.

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That’s why I don’t bother with believing anything that comes from an “unnamed” source. Meghan McLame considers herself (and the media gleefully parrots) “Republican”. Any bozo RINO can call the themselves “Republican” and as long as it’s what the media wants to hear, usually criticism of some kind, then they will dutifully report their opinion.

Which is usually worth absolutely nothing.

kim roy on June 1, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Pretty much. Those are the only types of “republicans” they’d ask questions to anyway. If they don’t just make it up out of whole cloth with how they envision a republican should think.

njrob on June 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

njrob on June 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Conservatarian-though I’m a tree-hugger when it comes to animals.
*you knew what I meant.*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Conservatarian-though I’m a tree-hugger when it comes to animals.
*you knew what I meant.*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I did. I just like teasing people on occasion. I think most of us respect the environment and want to be good stewards of the planet. We just don’t want to become luddites and live in misery because the government tells us that’s the only thing we could do to ‘save the planet’ (TM*).

njrob on June 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I did. I just like teasing people on occasion.

njrob on June 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

And ALyT every chance we get.

cozmo on June 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

In a memorable put-down, Gov. Jerry Brown said Perry’s incursions into California were about as effective as breaking wind.

LOL, yeah, because no businesses are moving from California to Texas. That attempted put-down is only memorable to the extent it demonstrates the cluelesness of Gov. Brown.

mbs on June 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Gov. Rick Perry’s high-profile efforts to lure jobs to Texas from other states may be good business and smart politics back home, but they’re infuriating to prominent Democrats around the country.

Ya snooze ya lose, chummies! And businesses? Remember to check your liberals at the door. We don’t track mud and crap into your houses, please help us keep ours clean and jackass free!

squint on June 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Perry’s posing for the press. He spends just enough on advertising to get noticed, so he can contrast himself with blue states and make a comeback for 2016.

He spent only $24,000 on ads in California. Probably in Fresno. As far as California goes he has to compete with China for our jobs. Unless you’re making a movie, then Luisanna is king. Luisanna provides a 30% tax credit for films made there. Spend $10,000,000 in Luisanna, and Jindal will write you a check for $3,000,000.

Now that’s an incentive.

As far as regressive taxes go, the people paying them won’t invest in tax attorneys, but Apple, HP, and Tesla pay almost no taxes.

danielreyes on June 2, 2013 at 12:26 AM

2016 !!!!

bitsy on June 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

…new bumper sticker for Texans?
P!SS ‘em off PERRY!

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Perry’s posing for the press. He spends just enough on advertising to get noticed, so he can contrast himself with blue states and make a comeback for 2016.

He spent only $24,000 on ads in California. Probably in Fresno. As far as California goes he has to compete with China for our jobs. Unless you’re making a movie, then Luisanna is king. Luisanna provides a 30% tax credit for films made there. Spend $10,000,000 in Luisanna, and Jindal will write you a check for $3,000,000.

Now that’s an incentive.

As far as regressive taxes go, the people paying them won’t invest in tax attorneys, but Apple, HP, and Tesla pay almost no taxes.

danielreyes on June 2, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Ahh, the moron Moby who thinks a total domination of the news by leftists is “fair and balanced” speaks.

ebrown2 on June 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Well, that’s usually the case when competition produces dominant players — a lot of less-competitive players get annoyed, resentful, and dismissive. A few of them will start trying to compete better. The rest simply go out of business altogether. Perry’s critics seem to be in the dinosaur group.

Another option:

The less-competitive players will ban together and appeal to government to change the rules to their favor.

yongoro on June 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

aww, the pobrecitos.

FOAD for all I care, Jerry Moonbeam.

john1schn on June 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Right, Brown is in a position to “put down” anyone other than, say, North Korea or Zimbabwe. He of the pathetic state with its ridiculous stem cell research lab fiasco, and its bullet train to/from nowhere, its gigantic welfare caseload, and bankrupt, lawless, racist city administrations.

Does Jerry remember his failed predecessor pathetically slouching to Las Vegas to hold receptions at which he would humiliate himself and the
state by begging businesses to RETURN to CA? (they didn’t)

CA is just one giant tourist restaurant with awesome views and horrible food/service – it survives entirely owing to the things it has no control over and cannot ruin (even though many here, idiotically, believe they CAN affect the weather). If CA had the weather of and geography of OH but the same populace/govt. it would be emptying faster than NY state or PA before the modern energy boom. Of all the dumbed-down “educated” “smart” Americans you’ll ever come across, coastal Californians may be the worst. Often very talented at whatever it is they do, but completely unfit failures as citizens and voters. Utterly in the thrall of the ignorance and bigotry that “education” and the media marinade create.

But there will be no change, whatever the consequences of current decay. Enough people will pay the “beauty tax” or “sun tax” of living here, and the inertia of Silicon Valley’s location will continue to attract enough talent, and the amazing agricultural potential will continue to generate $$$ even as the socio-cultural environment of the ag areas collapses, that the arrogant, irresponsible, clueless, and un-American mindset will be able to continue playing god up in Sacto.

IceCold on June 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

To all those dems objecting to Perry’s ads:
First amendment, losers – love it or leave it!

Marcola on June 2, 2013 at 11:54 PM

#1 Perry doesn’t care what “in staters” say either, or we would have that 2nd Amendment protection, open carry, increased CHL carry, and we would be shooting that buttmunches that camp in the left lane…

rgranger on June 3, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Of all the dumbed-down “educated” “smart” Americans you’ll ever come across, coastal Californians may be the worst. Often very talented at whatever it is they do, but completely unfit failures as citizens and voters. Utterly in the thrall of the ignorance and bigotry that “education” and the media marinade create.

IceCold on June 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I’ve been trying to get my coastal Californian sister to either move back to Florida or move to Texas where my other sister lives. She has no job, two mortgages on a small condo near Santa Barbara totaling more than I owed when I had 3 houses, and she’s trying to start her own business. She refuses to accept that California is poison to entrepreneurs. My mom has offered to let her and her daughter move into her house (she’d come live with me while they were there), but she’s not budging. She also refuses to accept that graphic design (her career) is in huge demand in the Orlando area.

So…yeah, you described the situation perfectly.

James on June 3, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Another option:

The less-competitive players will ban together and appeal to government to change the rules to their favor.

yongoro on June 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Ah, you have read Atlas Shrugged. I feel like I am living during that book now and it is scary.

I just thank The Lord every day that I live in Texas.

Theophile on June 3, 2013 at 2:30 AM

This is not good for Texas.

Blue staters are a virus.

They ruin their state and move on to another host. They are a virus.

tetriskid on June 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I usually call them locusts, but yeah.

Theophile on June 3, 2013 at 2:38 AM

When the evidence is not on your side, attack the person.

Democrats. If the truth would help them, they’d use it.

Meremortal on June 3, 2013 at 2:47 AM

If Rick “Zoolander” Perry is running rings around the rest of the blue states and pissin’ off the drooler libtards, trust me when I say, this is not something to be mocking there Jerry Brown. I have to say, that Perry in his early career in state politics left me cold to him, and his idiocracies. He has matured in the office well, and if he can keep from commiting the egregious errors he did in the last pres campaign, I would vote for him over the craptastic effluviage that the left would submit ay day.

44Magnum on June 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM

If he’s comparing Perry reminding businesses out of state that Texas is good for business to breaking wind, then Brown must fart in extreme military precision considering how effective Perry has been at getting those businesses to come to Texas.

DrAllecon on June 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Texans are generally friendly and welcoming to new comers. Those new comers, however, should be aware that we don’t care how you did it in wherever you come from. Remember that and you’ll do well here.

wkh on June 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

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