California vs. Texas: Round 54
The challenge with covering the respective fortunes of Texas and California is where to cut off the news roundup. Here’s news of how California is sucking, and Texas isn’t, from the last month or so:
Texas is ranked number one for business. California? Dead last.
Why so many people are moving from California to Texas. “California may be dreaming, but Texas is working.”
The madness of California:
Things will only get worse in the coming years as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and his green cadre implement their “smart growth” plans to cram the proletariat into high-density housing. “What I find reprehensible beyond belief is that the people pushing [high-density housing] themselves live in single-family homes and often drive very fancy cars, but want everyone else to live like my grandmother did in Brownsville in Brooklyn in the 1920s,” Mr. Kotkin declares.
California Governor Jerry Brown (his aura smiles and never frowns) is hiking state income taxes that were already the highest in the nation. (Hat tip: Prairie Pundit.)
The California budget process is still broken.
A California-to-Texas translation guide.
Destroying the California dream.
California not only has the five most polluted cities in the country, it has the top five most polluted cities in all three categories of air pollution (ozone, short term particle pollution, and year-round particle pollution).
That nugget above came from Will Franklin’s WILLisms, who also brings word that Texas created 32% of all jobs in the last decade, and 35% of all private sector jobs, with his usual skillfully executed charts:
Middle-class workers—those who earn more than $48,000—pay a top rate of 9.3%, which is higher than what millionaires pay in 47 states.
Tags: Budget, California, Jerry Brown, jobs, Taxes, Texas