Dem Governors to Gov. Perry: TX needs to stop trying to steal our jobs!

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm

If this story doesn’t make you laugh out loud with glee while doing a little “Toldjah So!” chant, I don’ t know what will:

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 hands off. 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.”

McKinnon also noted, “Of course it breaks all the rules of inter-state diplomacy and protocol.”

Perry has stepped up jobs raids into the blue states of Illinois and California this yearefforts that come as he looks to announce his next political step after the Texas legislative session concludes. His current gubernatorial term is up in 2014, and he hasn’t ruled out a 2016 presidential run.

Heh. Read the rest of the article to find the names of the Democrat feathers he’s ruffling,  and which Democrats are putting on airs about how Perry ‘can try, but he won’t succeed.’  Hilarious because … many CA companies are indeed finding Texas to have a much more hospitable business climate.  Some California companies have ALREADY moved to TX – with many more considering. Get used to it, Dem. Governors. And while you’re at it -why not make your respective state’s business policies as friendly as Texas’ are so that these companies won’t want to relocate?  This is the spirit of good ol’ American competition. Hello?

TX Gov. Rick Perry

Nice work, Gov.

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10 Responses to “Dem Governors to Gov. Perry: TX needs to stop trying to steal our jobs!”


  1. ALman says:

    Jealousy, jealousy, jealousy. It’s an ugly thing.

  2. Perry worked his way up the political ladder here starting out as Agriculture Commissioner. No matter the snapshot or sound bite impression many have of him, he is a savvy politician.

    The incentives he promotes are low taxes, no state income tax, business-friendly environment, and tort reform or “loser pays”. If someone brings a suit against a business or individual here and loses, they pay all legal fees and attendant court costs.

    Business owners in our capitalist economy have one objective, make money. They are like Cuba Gooding in “Jerry McGuire”, “Show me the money.”

  3. Carlos says:

    The thing is, he’s not targeting “deep blue” states, he’s targeting states where the government climate is to punish success. It just so happens that the deep blue states are, for the most part, the states where regulations and taxing kill businesses.

    Which doesn’t necessarily free the “red” states from his targeting, but they are much less likely to have the onerous regulations dem-controlled states do. What it really boils down to is, like in Oregon, how much regulation is run by statist drones who truly believe that all money and land are owned by the state but the state allows people/businesses to use that money and land IF ONE ADHERES TO THE CONCEPT OF STATE OWNERSHIP.

  4. ALman says:

    H*ll, maybe he just ought to push for Texas becoming the seat of the federal government. Now, wouldn’t that be special!

  5. LCVRWC says:

    A friend of mine (a card-carrying Democrat, who isn’t afraid to make her opinions known–nice girl, otherwise) works for an organization that promotes a certain industry. Sadly, she does it in Maryland, and she has said, flat-out, “Maryland does not want to create jobs.” Then she says it’s all the Republican’s fault.

    Gov. Perry will be heading to the (Not-so) Free State soon, and I welcome him, as will Beretta.

  6. Mike Giles says:

    Change their policies – get real. Before that happens, the blue state hacks will pass a law fining the businesses for leaving.

  7. Carlos says:

    That’s already being done at the federal level, Mike, what with the NLRB nailing Boeing for trying to set up a factory in the Carolinas. Can’t have them darned capitalists making money, ya know, by cutting out the union excesses…

    And LCVRWC, she’ll never be able to connect the dots between Democrap policies and a failing business climate. ‘Course, it doesn’t help when the Repub “leadership” pushes basically the same policies, either…

  8. Tex says:

    Hey Dems, how can Perry be stealing something from you that doesn’t belong to you anyway? Oh wait, I forgot! Those business owners didn’t create those jobs in your states, your government did.

  9. Michael says:

    The problem with bringing business from Blue states to Texas is that you bring the same bastards who voted for the democraps in the first place. Look at Colorado.

  10. Steph says:

    @Michael, well, you do have a point so Texans, be wary, okay? I live in California and it is not just that our state government punishes successful businesses. California is not family-friendly either. Our schools are horrible; high-school seniors are darn near illiterate; they push the LGBQT agenda anywhere and everywhere. Of course, Hollywood is here pushing their graphic sex, graphic violence and still don’t get that movies and TV shows that get the highest ratings are those that are family-friendly. It used to be fun to go visit San Francisco (we live about 50 miles from the City) but with the homeless problem and men sitting around naked (no really!), I don’t want to see it and I am sure other families and adults do either. We did live in San Luis Obispo County for a few years. It was so nice; pretty good weather and varied scenery – beach to mountains and lakes. So the the folks from L.A. move up there and want to start making demands on county and city government. They have ruined the county and others like that. L. A. commuters have now moved as far north as Bakersfield which has pretty much ruined Bakersfield. I totally get why businesses and families are getting out of here. We would too if we had the money to move.:(