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  1. Toyota already makes their large pick’em-up in San Antonio, so they’ve enjoyed the experience of a decade’s worth of working in Texas.

    It wasn’t just a slick pitch by our esteemed Governor. It was that, and the proof of learning that working in Texas, was so clearly in their best interests, as to make needful the consolidation of all of their regional HQ operations.

    Wasn’t just Texas being better than California. It was Texas being better than everyplace else, too.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Comment by Jim — April 28, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

  2. …And those who moved from california will experience a significant pay raise due to the many lower taxes.

    Among a multitude of other benefits.

    Comment by mech — April 28, 2014 @ 8:10 pm

  3. Well hell…

    Now a bunch of Cailifornicators will come to Texas and try to queer the vote.

    Oh well, at lest some real Texans will get SOME jobs.

    Comment by Paul — April 28, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

  4. Like I always say, “California. A great place to be from.”

    Comment by Dave — April 28, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

  5. You can have 90+ days in a row of unrelenting 95 degree weather. I’d rather collect unemployment. Texas is totally unappealing. I know as a conservative I’m supposed to be all “yee haw” about it, but I’ve actually been there multiple times and just no thank you.

    Also, it’s not “conservative” to offer taxpayer money to lure businesses. In fact, it’s shameful. None of you are gonna bring that up? Is that how that Rick Perry is doing it? Throwing taxpayer money at multi-billion dollar international corporations with no allegiance the US other than as a means to secure their market share? That’s the Texas miracle? That’s something conservatives should be proud of? Shame on all of you.

    In ten years they’ll be moving them to Detroit anyway.

    Comment by Abernathy Cranston III — April 28, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

  6. Also, no new American jobs were created. They were merely moved.

    Comment by Abernathy Cranston III — April 28, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

  7. It’s sad that the States compete like this but it is also healthy for the economy to have this kind of competition. Texas paid $10,000 per employee to bring in 4,000 good jobs and some percentage of those people. I bet the economics math works out in a strengthened TX economy. I expect a large percentage of the 3,000 to move from Torrance due to the job climate and the incentives. (…which, as Paul, #4, pointed out could bring poisonous voting habits.) I would not want to leave the geography of Torrance for the geography of Plano (and I’d hate to have my children grow up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys) but I’d love to leave the government of CA for the government of TX. Leaving KY for Texas I don’t think I could do because I am a green grass and trees kind of person. You can be poor in KY and still have it good, but CA has a reputation for the opposite. I also suspect that finding another engineering-related job in the Cincinnati area will happen faster than in Torrance.
    Let’s hope it’s a wake-up call for Mexifornia–though I don’t hold much hope, being that it’s a corrupt, polluted, non-egalitarian society and government. (Think “gated community with trash piled up outside.”) “Good” is not a goal of third-world government thinking. …but prayers will help them, and they need that more than anything.

    Comment by Hopefulone — April 29, 2014 @ 12:36 am

  8. Nissan’s HQ moves out of CA
    Ford moves Luxury Auto Group out of CA
    Now Toyota.
    Rumors are that Honda is considering NC

    Lessons learned by California Democrats?
    *sounds of crickets*

    Comment by Stick — April 29, 2014 @ 4:01 am

  9. In semi-related news, it appears Detroit will exit Chapter 9 with pensions untouched.

    Comment by Fawkes News (Blacklisted and Loving It) — April 29, 2014 @ 4:31 am

  10. No one ever looks behind the curtain to see the consequences. They are there for everything we choose.

    Comment by geezerette — April 29, 2014 @ 6:22 am

  11. The weather here in Texas is awful and we have lots of allergens in the air, then there are the bugs. A lot of construction was done on flood plains and you have to watch out for houses built over that water absorbing clay that can crack a slab foundation like a walnut. Public transportation in the Dallas area is very poorly planned out. You have to make three transfers to go a mile sometimes

    Comment by Toadold — April 29, 2014 @ 6:28 am

  12. 11^ what are you saying, Texas needs Google buses?

    Comment by Nomen Nescio — April 29, 2014 @ 7:02 am

  13. Competition between states for favorable business climate is a good thing.
    Looting taxpayers to buy business support is not. I think of that as just another self-aggrandizing pyramid-building tax hole (bullet trains, sports stadiums, etc.)

    I don’t know which this is,
    but it’s gotta be a kick in the gonads for the reality-averse CA statists.
    So, on balance, it’s prob’ly a good thing.

    Comment by DougM (Bison Party) — April 29, 2014 @ 8:03 am

  14. In its statement, the city of Torrance misspoke – they meant to say, “in the formerly, but no longer, great state of California.”

    Comment by bo1921 — April 29, 2014 @ 8:30 am

  15. If I could move to Texas I would in a heartbeat. Almost anywhere in the Northeast is good to be from, especially New Jersey

    Comment by JimB — April 29, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  16. Whoa folks…


    Dallas traffic is no worse than any other major city. DART works well, at least the times I’ve been on it, but it ain’t no taxi cab.

    Sure it gets hot here in the Summer. Any state in the lower portion of the US gets that hot. Our state is merely six states in one as for size.

    I’m not worried about the jobs Toyota brings, or any tax breaks since in time they will be phased out. I just worry about Yankee liberals and their screwie ideas that fail so often might think they will somehow work down here when they won’t work anywhere else (like any form of socialism or communism.)

    But one good thing.. we do have VOTER ID LAWS and CHL LAWS. If you come here to live then you can’t vote twice or three times in an election and folks down here pack heat.

    Comment by Paul — April 29, 2014 @ 10:18 am

  17. So than by what some say you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t?

    Comment by geezerette — April 29, 2014 @ 10:50 am

  18. Frasier,

    I would hardly categorize your many contrary comments here as “conservative,” especially choosing to collect unemployment instead of sweating to earn an honest day’s pay.

    Texas IS frakking hot, especially Dallas and up, but San Antonio is a nice town. (as has already been stated, how nice it stays depends on what kind of California values are brought with the transfers)

    I would struggle with not seeing much snow, but having Shiner a short road trip away might make up for it. (I’d choose Georgetown, KY over TX, though)

    Comment by Buzz — April 29, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

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