Sunday, November 1, 2009

Texas the new leader of the nation

California versus Texas: The Verdict is in. Stuff we know already:

  • During the last 18 months before the current recession took hold, while the country as a whole was still creating jobs, more than half of those jobs were created in a single state: Texas.
And something that should shock people - high-spending California LAGS Texas significantly in education:
  • Texas students "are, on average, one to two years of learning ahead of California students of the same age," even though per-pupil expenditures on public school students are 12% higher in California.

The moral of the story is simple: The high-tax high-spending California government is a bad deal for the state, and the people are voting with their feet on it, with net outmigration from California and net in-migration to Texas.

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