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2012-07-10 07:36:53 PM  
"Texas comes in 26th inEducation and 35th in Quality of Life. And while the state held the line on income taxes, the overall tax burden - including property and sales taxes - is high."

Enjoy your business without me.
 
2012-07-10 07:53:56 PM  
I'm glad you've pegged your state to one statistic. How's that working out for you? Are you a temporarily embarrassed future millionaire? Are your other glaring failures not moot and Sarah Palin is automatically president?

Texas is a p*ssy state that talks tough but always comes begging to the fed when it needs it, or taking credit for stimulus spending. I live next door to you but even my state's bizarre voucher program doesn't make us as back-farkward as you people.

Yes, a guy from Louisiana is making fun of you. Let that sink in.
 
2012-07-10 07:57:34 PM  

dickfreckle: Are your other glaring failures not moot


"now"
 
2012-07-10 08:28:49 PM  
Oil.
 
2012-07-10 08:50:17 PM  
3 words: George W. Bush.
 
2012-07-10 08:50:46 PM  
I think that Texas sheep are rather endearing.

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-10 08:51:56 PM  
You Texans are all a bunch of inbred, cousin farking, cow humping, lard sucking, 5th-grade repeating, SAT test failing, stupid, backward thinking, hillbillies who ride horses to work and have a gun strapped to your belts at all times

/subby said I could.
 
2012-07-10 08:56:07 PM  
What? No. Business is terrible and all those things you've said about us are true. Please don't move here.
 
2012-07-10 09:18:47 PM  

dickfreckle: Yes, a guy from Louisiana is making fun of you. Let that sink in.


At least Texas didn't elect Edwin Edwards governor FOUR times.

/runs
 
2012-07-10 09:33:20 PM  
Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.
 
2012-07-10 10:09:57 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.


not to mention CA is 40 and I KNOW that Silicon Valley has been hiring for a while now.
 
2012-07-10 10:29:50 PM  
You should build a big bonfire to celebrate. A huge bonfire.
 
2012-07-10 10:31:19 PM  
Sweet. Please keep it up and leave the union.
 
2012-07-10 10:35:55 PM  
The article says Texas is #1 for businesses.

It doesn't say that Texas is #1 for employees.
 
2012-07-10 10:48:07 PM  

EatenTheSun: What? No. Business is terrible and all those things you've said about us are true. Please don't move here.


Don't worry, we won't.
 
2012-07-10 10:48:30 PM  

kmmontandon: The article says Texas is #1 for businesses.

It doesn't say that Texas is #1 for employees.


Only one of those matters, just because a good chunk of their citizens live in poverty, have poor education, reliant upon foodstamps is no matter....Business can rape and pillage at their leisure and that's a good thing!
 
2012-07-10 10:54:05 PM  
In depth studies have shown that almost all the jobs are minimum wage only jobs. Texas makes Wal-Marts and Dollar Generals, not real jobs that can sustain people.
 
2012-07-10 10:56:29 PM  

EatenTheSun: What? No. Business is terrible and all those things you've said about us are true. Please don't move here.


For a minimum wage job? No thanks.
 
2012-07-10 11:00:14 PM  
steers queers that is all
 
2012-07-10 11:14:19 PM  
Texas has real BBQ.

This makes Texas number one in everything!
HUGS!

I miss Texas :-(
 
2012-07-10 11:22:18 PM  

2wolves: You should build a big bonfire to celebrate. A huge bonfire.


Day-yum, that was cold.

aggieeventnetworking.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-10 11:22:44 PM  

kmmontandon: The article says Texas is #1 for businesses.

It doesn't say that Texas is #1 for employees.


This, a thousand times this.
 
2012-07-10 11:25:40 PM  

gopher321: steers queers that is all


Beers, steers, and queers.
 
2012-07-10 11:33:06 PM  
I bet the bon fires on Easter Island were the largest of all the Holiday Islands until they cut down all the trees and turned their paradise into a barren wasteland.
 
2012-07-10 11:33:32 PM  

GGracie: Texas has real BBQ.

This makes Texas number one in everything!
HUGS!

I miss Texas :-(


St. Louis has the best BBQ.

/ducks
//mmmm duck
 
2012-07-10 11:48:09 PM  
Isn't Texas number 1 for uninsured citizens? Are they also number 1 in zero employee benefits?
 
2012-07-10 11:58:31 PM  
wow when did A&M build a memorial to the Bonfire accident? I havent been back to College Station in 12 years. I remember the bonfire accident pretty well and nothing I can do can erase the horror of watching that thing come crashing down. With all the morons involved with "Cut" on the weekends, I guess we finally hit snake eyes when the crap hit the fans. I remember a moron putting a axe through his foot cause he was so drunk he could barely stand up straight. Glad I'll never have to go through that nonsense again.....
 
2012-07-10 11:58:58 PM  
Say all you want about us being stupid, backward thinking, hillbillies who ride horses to work and have a gun strapped to our belts at all times. Texas is still beating the rest of the country in business

The business of being stupid, backward thinking hillbillies.
 
2012-07-11 12:21:51 AM  
Texass sucks, but your state is even worse.
 
2012-07-11 12:34:39 AM  
Texas, the state with the best Supreme Court and Governor that money can buy and often does.
 
2012-07-11 12:37:41 AM  
 
2012-07-11 12:39:22 AM  
The reason Texas is doing so great right now is that all the talent that fled California and the various states in New England have moved here to form a few colonies. IIRC the statistic was that some 400,000 Californians have moved here in the past decade.

And yes, it is essentially a brain loan, but the out of stater's who smell the bullshiat send their kids to prep classes after school. And yes, it's the stuff that separates the Morlocks from the Eloi. So while our education for the masses might suck it doesn't affect the upper and upper middle class people who actually know that religion is there for the benefit of the shepherd who shears the sheep.
 
2012-07-11 12:41:04 AM  
How much did the Texas chamber of commerce pay for that press rel... oh I mean "hard-hitting news article"?
 
2012-07-11 12:42:21 AM  
You're still a backwoods haven for hatred and ignorance. Enjoy your business.
 
2012-07-11 12:50:50 AM  
I moved from #1 Texas back to #50 Rhode Island.

Worked very well for me. Much happier and less hopeful for the end of the world. Measure that on your f*cking list.
 
2012-07-11 12:54:45 AM  
Yay. You hire the most illegal immigrants while acting pretend toughest about immigration. And you have a governor who would be a theocrat if only he could spell the word. This is my jealous face :|
 
2012-07-11 12:57:16 AM  

wildcardjack: it doesn't affect the upper and upper middle class people who actually know that religion is there for the benefit of the shepherd who shears the sheep


The problem is when the sheep out-breed the shepherds and begin to turn on them.

www.redefinemag.com


/has done a good deal of business in Texas
//most of the people in high tech fields were poached from other states
 
2012-07-11 01:05:31 AM  
I've had the ahem ... interesting ... experience of living in North Carolina for a decade now, and I am continually amused at the state level politics. Republicans in this state have a talking point that more or less says this state is horrible for business and regulations/laws/whatever Democrats do make it horrible.

Yet here North Carolina is ranked 4th, and I've pretty much seen it in the top 10 on every list ... Forbes, Business Week, etc, etc.

It's amazing what stupid people will believe if the politicians they voted for say it over and over.
 
2012-07-11 01:33:21 AM  

missiv: Isn't Texas number 1 for uninsured citizens? Are they also number 1 in zero employee benefits?


It's definitely close if it isn't number 1 in those two categories.
 
2012-07-11 01:33:47 AM  

dickfreckle: How's that working out for you?


Dr farking Phil, is that you?
 
2012-07-11 01:35:30 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: have a gun strapped to your belts at all times


Well at least you are partially correct.
 
2012-07-11 01:36:43 AM  

SevenizGud: Texass sucks, but your state is even worse.


I agree with this.

/Lives in California
 
2012-07-11 01:41:12 AM  
I keep hearing how the Texas school system is better than California's. I know a few people that have left San Jose, CA for Texas.
 
2012-07-11 01:44:40 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.

not to mention CA is 40 and I KNOW that Silicon Valley has been hiring for a while now.


Oh you mean the valley with the world's most profitable company, in the state which is #1 for venture capital, beating texas by almost 10x in deals?

Yeah, that place must *suck* for doing business in.
 
2012-07-11 01:51:09 AM  

balial: Uchiha_Cycliste: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.

not to mention CA is 40 and I KNOW that Silicon Valley has been hiring for a while now.

Oh you mean the valley with the world's most profitable company, in the state which is #1 for venture capital, beating texas by almost 10x in deals?

Yeah, that place must *suck* for doing business in.


The truth is a lot of my fellow engineers are leaving the Valley for Texas.

/Well for Austin anyway.
//Doesn't really count as Texas, if we're being honest.
 
2012-07-11 01:57:22 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Oil.


Tastes like chicken
 
2012-07-11 01:57:46 AM  

Phony_Soldier: balial: Uchiha_Cycliste: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.

not to mention CA is 40 and I KNOW that Silicon Valley has been hiring for a while now.

Oh you mean the valley with the world's most profitable company, in the state which is #1 for venture capital, beating texas by almost 10x in deals?

Yeah, that place must *suck* for doing business in.

The truth is a lot of my fellow engineers are leaving the Valley for Texas.

/Well for Austin anyway.
//Doesn't really count as Texas, if we're being honest.


Even if that's true, I know that a lot of hiring is going on around here.
 
2012-07-11 02:10:36 AM  

GAT_00: In depth studies have shown that almost all the jobs are minimum wage only jobs. Texas makes Wal-Marts and Dollar Generals, not real jobs that can sustain people.


I'll just leave this here...
 
2012-07-11 02:18:53 AM  
Also, I would agree that Austin in not like Texas. Austin sounds pretty awesome, Texas and weather and what have you aside. The rest of Texas, though, it sounds terrible.
 
2012-07-11 02:36:02 AM  
Who gives a shiat, texas is a farking nightmare.
 
2012-07-11 02:46:59 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I moved from #1 Texas back to #50 Rhode Island.

Worked very well for me. Much happier and less hopeful for the end of the world. Measure that on your f*cking list.


Here! Here!

Seriously, regulations and taxes aren't there to prevent business from happening. It's from the realization that individual businesses are retarded, or at least that the retarded ones acting in a selfish matter have short-term advantage over businesses that try to be responsible. Decent employee pay and common sense regulations will prevent the economy from crashing in on itself every couple of years and the environment from becoming a wasteland because dumping cost an extra thirty cents per thousand of dollars in profit.
 
2012-07-11 03:03:21 AM  
Got to have hills to have hillbillies, subbie.
/ok, you have 2.
 
2012-07-11 03:09:43 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Got to have hills to have hillbillies, subbie.
/ok, you have 2.


according to the reenavtment I did, Texas has some mountains in the West. The David mountains IIRc, there have gotta be some hills out there.
 
2012-07-11 03:10:18 AM  
er Davis mountains.
 
2012-07-11 03:29:01 AM  

Jiggatron69: wow when did A&M build a memorial to the Bonfire accident? I havent been back to College Station in 12 years. I remember the bonfire accident pretty well and nothing I can do can erase the horror of watching that thing come crashing down. With all the morons involved with "Cut" on the weekends, I guess we finally hit snake eyes when the crap hit the fans. I remember a moron putting a axe through his foot cause he was so drunk he could barely stand up straight. Glad I'll never have to go through that nonsense again.....


You wouldn't recognize it. Damn near every square foot of grass on campus now has a multi-level building on it, and you can't drive hardly anywhere on campus anymore for a quick tour. I graduated in '02 and moved after my wife finished grad school in '04. Only been back a few times, and man, it's different. I am glad that I worked on the last bonfire that actually burned (my freshman year) but I wasn't eager to return having seen all the kids who were drunk or exhausted. Now I only did Cut, not Stack, so I can't attest to the conditions there. I remember leaving my girlfriend's dorm on the north side of campus and driving past the mostly done bonfire on the way to my apartment on Harvey Road. When I walked into my apartment my roommates had the TV on saying that the bonfire had just fallen. Sad times.
 
2012-07-11 03:33:03 AM  

Ed Willy: NewportBarGuy: I moved from #1 Texas back to #50 Rhode Island.

Worked very well for me. Much happier and less hopeful for the end of the world. Measure that on your f*cking list.

Here! Here!

Seriously, regulations and taxes aren't there to prevent business from happening. It's from the realization that individual businesses are retarded, or at least that the retarded ones acting in a selfish matter have short-term advantage over businesses that try to be responsible. Decent employee pay and common sense regulations will prevent the economy from crashing in on itself every couple of years and the environment from becoming a wasteland because dumping cost an extra thirty cents per thousand of dollars in profit.


No no no here's what you do.

Lower your operating costs as low as you can. Spare inventory? Slash it. Worker pensions, perks, OT, union labor? OUT. Hire some short angry napoleon complex managers who viciously monitor time in/out. Control the hell out of every little thing and push as many costs as you can onto your work force.

Then, once you have your "fat trimmed", you buy insurance policies against your supply chain failing. So if you cant complete an order because your parts delivery didn't arrive on time and since you slashed all your excess inventory you cant make the order, you collect your insurance so you don't lose money on the sale you just lost.

Basically, you offset your losses with insurance, because if the insurance companies take too much of a hit, they get hand outs from the govt.

TA DA! You've privatized your profit for the owners, share nothing with the workers, and nationalize the risk of losing money by offsetting it with insurance policies.
 
2012-07-11 03:41:00 AM  
If I did my damndest to recreate the economic paradise that is China right on the shores of the Rio Grande, I bet my states "businesses" would be doing well too.

No thanks. Not worth the misery and stupidity. I happen to like the way we do things in America.
 
2012-07-11 03:56:04 AM  

utsagrad123: I'll just leave this here...


That doesn't refute the point about the pay of the jobs in Texas.
 
2012-07-11 04:30:25 AM  
Also most citizens without health care.

If it wasn't for all the oil and gas, and the companies that are connected to it, including a bunch of law firms, Texas would happily be handed back to Mexico.
 
2012-07-11 04:35:57 AM  

utsagrad123: GAT_00: In depth studies have shown that almost all the jobs are minimum wage only jobs. Texas makes Wal-Marts and Dollar Generals, not real jobs that can sustain people.

I'll just leave this here...



All I see are oil gas oil gas oil gas oil gas

Congratulations. You're the Middle East of America
 
2012-07-11 05:27:51 AM  

utsagrad123: GAT_00: In depth studies have shown that almost all the jobs are minimum wage only jobs. Texas makes Wal-Marts and Dollar Generals, not real jobs that can sustain people.

I'll just leave this here...


Which doesn't in any way prove job growth.
 
2012-07-11 09:05:52 AM  
Great, another thread for waterheads who know nothing about Texas getting a chance to prove it.
 
2012-07-11 09:29:01 AM  
Say all you want about us being stupid, backward thinking, hillbillies who ride horses to work and have a gun strapped to our belts at all times. Texas is still beating the rest of the country in business


Say all you want about us being stupid, backward-thinking hillbillies...

/Let's see... add a hyphen, remove the extra apostrophe... there we go. Now people from the other 49 states can read it, too
 
2012-07-11 09:29:14 AM  

Phony_Soldier: balial: Uchiha_Cycliste: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Consider this counterpoint: Utah is #2 on said list.

not to mention CA is 40 and I KNOW that Silicon Valley has been hiring for a while now.

Oh you mean the valley with the world's most profitable company, in the state which is #1 for venture capital, beating texas by almost 10x in deals?

Yeah, that place must *suck* for doing business in.

The truth is a lot of my fellow engineers are leaving the Valley for Texas.

/Well for Austin anyway.
//Doesn't really count as Texas, if we're being honest.


Austin being the nicest part of Texas is a lot like being the prettiest girl at band camp. Not that difficult.
 
2012-07-11 09:32:40 AM  
F#CK! COMMA! COMMA! COMMA! NOT APOSTROPHE! COMMA! GODDAMMITSOMUCH!!!
 
2012-07-11 09:36:08 AM  

dickfreckle: I'm glad you've pegged your state to one statistic.


It's not a statistic; it's a media ranking:

TFA: Each year, we score all 50 states on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

So, the ONLY thing the "article" is saying is the state is #1 in being a corporate whore. This is not surprising.
 
2012-07-11 09:42:42 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: F#CK! COMMA! COMMA! COMMA! NOT APOSTROPHE! COMMA! GODDAMMITSOMUCH!!!


you fail.
 
2012-07-11 09:52:35 AM  
The TX triangle, maybe. The rest of the state... not so much.

And by 'rest of the state' I am generally referring to the horse-riding, gun-packing, intellectually-stunted part.
 
2012-07-11 10:01:05 AM  
ah, i see our weekly shiat on texas thread from the farkers who live in different smelling shiatholes
 
2012-07-11 10:02:04 AM  
I am equally shocked and offended by the flagrant, ignorant and improper use of the derogatory term 'hillbillies' used herein to describe certain, or all Texans.
Hillbilly is a term that is used to describe the ignorant, back-wood hicks from Appalachia and the Ozarks, you know, where there are actual hills/mountains.
Texans can be denigrated quite capably by using the more correct 'redneck' or 'goat roper'. There's no need to hijack a perfectly good, but regionally specific insult to apply to Texans, as 'Texans' itself is quite sufficient to describe someone of lower birth and only marginal chances of intellectual competence.
Yee Ha!
 
2012-07-11 10:22:24 AM  

possumchild: Hillbilly is a term that is used to describe the ignorant, back-wood hicks from Appalachia and the Ozarks, you know, where there are actual hills/mountains. Texans can be denigrated quite capably by using the more correct 'redneck' or 'goat roper'. There's no need to hijack a perfectly good, but regionally specific insult to apply to Texans, as 'Texans' itself is quite sufficient to describe someone of lower birth and only marginal chances of intellectual competence.


I am not familiar with "goat roper", but wouldn't "redneck" apply to Texans only in that it is a more generalized term? As you say, "hillbilly" is definitely regional nomenclature. "Redneck" traces its roots to unskilled, outdoor manual labor, from farming to laying rail, resulting in sunburned necks for those of Caucasian descent. (There is a connotation of work ethic in the etymology, though the term is used almost exclusively to denigrate.) Therefore, while "redneck" is accurate, it is only so because it is a higher taxonomic rank that encompasses Texans, hillbillies and even farmers of eastern Washington. "Texan" is definitely more specific, but if possible I request a more descriptive classification of this subspecies.
 
2012-07-11 10:35:38 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: You Texans are all a bunch of inbred, cousin farking, cow humping, lard sucking, 5th-grade repeating, SAT test failing, stupid, backward thinking, hillbillies who ride horses to work and have a gun strapped to your belts at all times

/subby said I could.


I will have you know that it was 6th grade I repeated, not 5th. Carry on.
 
2012-07-11 10:37:12 AM  

possumchild: I am equally shocked and offended by the flagrant, ignorant and improper use of the derogatory term 'hillbillies' used herein to describe certain, or all Texans.
Hillbilly is a term that is used to describe the ignorant, back-wood hicks from Appalachia and the Ozarks, you know, where there are actual hills/mountains.
Texans can be denigrated quite capably by using the more correct 'redneck' or 'goat roper'. There's no need to hijack a perfectly good, but regionally specific insult to apply to Texans, as 'Texans' itself is quite sufficient to describe someone of lower birth and only marginal chances of intellectual competence.
Yee Ha!


Dont forget shiatkicker, that would work as well.
 
2012-07-11 10:38:33 AM  
Texas is full of gas; wait til it farts or blows up.
 
2012-07-11 10:55:04 AM  

WhyteRaven74: utsagrad123: I'll just leave this here...

That doesn't refute the point about the pay of the jobs in Texas.



If one is uneducated and doesn't speak the language of the place they now live, what sort of pay would you recommend they get?
 
2012-07-11 10:55:56 AM  

Shostie: dickfreckle: Yes, a guy from Louisiana is making fun of you. Let that sink in.

At least Texas didn't elect Edwin Edwards governor FOUR times.

/runs


Well, one of those was against David Duke, so.....
 
2012-07-11 11:17:36 AM  

Father_Jack: Then, once you have your "fat trimmed", you buy insurance policies against your supply chain failing. So if you cant complete an order because your parts delivery didn't arrive on time and since you slashed all your excess inventory you cant make the order, you collect your insurance so you don't lose money on the sale you just lost.

Basically, you offset your losses with insurance, because if the insurance companies take too much of a hit, they get hand outs from the govt.

TA DA! You've privatized your profit for the owners, share nothing with the workers, and nationalize the risk of losing money by offsetting it with insurance policies.


Just stop right there before you demonstrate a further lack of knowledge about how large corporations are insured.
 
2012-07-11 11:35:30 AM  
It's a shame all of these businesses coming in hasn't helped with the $25 billion shortcoming in the upcoming budget.
 
2012-07-11 11:49:19 AM  

MyNameIsMofuga: It's a shame all of these businesses coming in hasn't helped with the $25 billion shortcoming in the upcoming budget.


A lot of this.

Just recently Maruchan is in line to bring 500 jobs over in my neck of the woods while the city gives them a bunch of breaks from tax and cost. The city was touting it as a victory until we found out of those jobs 470+ will be minimum wage factory worker type... but at least they're jobs says Mayor Castro.

There is showing pride in your state and there is delusional. Don't be proud of this Texans. In layman's terms this shows we smile widest while we take it up the ass.
 
2012-07-11 11:58:07 AM  
Yes it is truly a hell hole here. You'd be best to stay up north with your welfare. You actually have to, you know, work to make a decent life down here. Plus our women are fat and ugly. I'd move but I just bought an acre of land with a 2600 square foot house on it out in the burbs. Living here truly blows.
 
2012-07-11 12:10:51 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-07-11 12:24:52 PM  
Mathematics of Wonton Burrito Meals


Yes it is truly a hell hole here. You'd be best to stay up north with your welfare. You actually have to, you know, work to make a decent life down here. Plus our women are fat and ugly. I'd move but I just bought an acre of land with a 2600 square foot house on it out in the burbs. Living here truly blows.


He's right, stay away. I have to live here, its bad. I would move to but I also just bought a 2400 sq ft house with a flagstone pool to $140K in the burbs. He's right about the women, and most have an attitude. Man, I wish I lived in a shiathole studio in some northern city like Cleveland or Newark. I don't care that it cost twice as much as what I pay, the quality of life is so much better up there. I dream of taking mass transit everywhere.
 
2012-07-11 01:07:47 PM  

Mathematics of Wonton Burrito Meals: Yes it is truly a hell hole here. You'd be best to stay up north with your welfare. You actually have to, you know, work to make a decent life down here. Plus our women are fat and ugly. I'd move but I just bought an acre of land with a 2600 square foot house on it out in the burbs. Living here truly blows.


That reverse psychology thing Fark came up with to keep Californians out of their states is only amusing if your state really doesn't suck. After so many years of bragging, it's a little too late to dust off the false modesty.

The remarkable thing about Texas is that for a such a huge state, everyone has that "big fish in a small pond" ego. Here's just one example: People there are immensely proud of the fact that Texas has no state income tax. It's how they attract pro athletes and other celebrities to move there. It's one way they claim Texas is pro-business. The thing is, six other states have no income tax. That's not many, but that definitely doesn't make Texas unique. I was raised in a state that has no income tax. My state never bragged about it -- hell, didn't even talk about it -- so I thought it was normal. OK, to be fair, it's one of a handful. But to me, where the very same policy growing up was a non-issue that isn't even worthy of mentioning, Texas bragging about its tax laws is kinda like Texas bragging that they have dirt. Which, if you let Texans talk long enough, you get the feeling the eventually will.
 
2012-07-11 01:40:10 PM  

GAT_00: utsagrad123: GAT_00: In depth studies have shown that almost all the jobs are minimum wage only jobs. Texas makes Wal-Marts and Dollar Generals, not real jobs that can sustain people.

I'll just leave this here...

Which doesn't in any way prove job growth.


These Fortune 500 companies aren't just retail workers making minimum wage. They have corporate offices which employee thousands of people. In San Antonio alone, you have companies like Valero, USAA, Rackspace and Clear Channel which pay high wages to a lot of people. I have friends who work at all of them. Love their jobs. Especially Rackspace. Their company dedication is almost cult-like sometimes, but I digress.

Here's another list... Fortune's 100 Best companies to work for in the Country. 12 of those are in Texas. Second to only California, which isn't really all that surprising.

I'm not trying to argue that Texas is the best state for business ever. I'm just trying to say that your argument that all we're producing is minimum wage jobs is unfounded and factually inaccurate.

As a small business owner just trying to get off the ground, I'm glad I'm here rather than California, because my costs to enter the market are significantly lower with the lower cost of living.
 
2012-07-11 01:41:42 PM  
Here i sit
cheeks a-flexin'
just gave birth
to another texan.
 
2012-07-11 02:07:19 PM  

t3knomanser: EatenTheSun: What? No. Business is terrible and all those things you've said about us are true. Please don't move here.

Don't worry, we won't.


My next door neighbors moved to a suburb of Houston. He was wearing his NY Yankees cap and was told, "You can't be wearin' that cap here, boy."
 
2012-07-11 10:46:01 PM  

Krieghund: Day-yum, that was cold.


You're welcome.
 
2012-07-12 04:29:47 AM  

Buffalo77: I would move to but I also just bought a 2400 sq ft house with a flagstone pool to $140K in the burbs



But it's still in Texas
 
2012-07-12 07:37:17 AM  

intelligent comment below: Also most citizens without health care.


To be fair, Maryland, Wisconsin and Massachussets dont have to deal with a 1,000 mi border
 
2012-07-12 04:22:57 PM  

zarberg: I've had the ahem ... interesting ... experience of living in North Carolina for a decade now, and I am continually amused at the state level politics. Republicans in this state have a talking point that more or less says this state is horrible for business and regulations/laws/whatever Democrats do make it horrible.

Yet here North Carolina is ranked 4th, and I've pretty much seen it in the top 10 on every list ... Forbes, Business Week, etc, etc.

It's amazing what stupid people will believe if the politicians they voted for say it over and over.


One of the trends in NC I've noticed is that the better businesses are, the more liberal the area overall is. Look at the A1 voting against, and look at the money hubs in the state. Wake County has SAS institute, NCSU, Epic Games, and probably a huge pile of other businesses. Mecklenburg County has Charlotte, which has BoA, and I'm not sure what else.

/Of course, everyone else who's spoken about BBQ is wrong, North Carolina has the best cooked pig.
//I might have to come get me some pig soon.
 
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