Most statisticians attribute California’s net loss of 100,000 people last year to its high cost of living, increased population density and troubling unemployment rate.
Every day we see more license plates from other states on our highways. That’s ok…. We welcome you to the great state of Texas as long as you:
- Don’t bring with you from the state you came from, the big labor union mindset that destroyed your economy, your schools, and your local and state governments.
- Don’t bring your ‘progressive agenda’ and try to implement it here. If your socialism worked so well where you came from…why did you leave?
America is starting to look more like Texas.
Old people have been moving to Florida for the past several years, and old people will move there for the next few years. Immigrants have been streaming in from Mexico, and they will continue to do so. You get the idea.
Most of the time these forecasts prove right. But sometimes there are turning points, times when some trends stop and others begin. My read of recent demographic data suggests that we may be at such a point right now.
From RedState, by Erick Erickson, May 17, 2012 – Late last evening came word that House Republicans intend to keep parts of Obamacare. Even if the United States Supreme Court throws the whole law out, House Republicans intend to resurrect portions of Obamacare. House Republicans publicly say the story is wrong. I’ve talked to several House Republicans who tell me the story is actually on the money and the Republicans now denying it are really playing at semantics.
These House Republicans tell me these denials about the accuracy of the story are equivalent to the House GOP semantically arguing it was living up to its Pledge to Nowhere requirement for $100 billion in cuts that actually amounted to something like $34 billion. Conservatives in the House of Representatives tell me explicitly to go with Politico on this and be very wary of the House GOP Leadership when it comes to repeal.
We in Texas know that we are a significant force in national conservative politics. After all, we have the largest Republican congressional delegation of any state, and ours is a conservative delegation!
We also have 155 delegates at stake in the presidential primary – that’s more than the famous first five primary states combined (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and Nevada). Those five states are considered to have set the tone for the entire presidential race, but Texas has not spoken yet – and we can speak with a louder voice and with more impact than all of those states!
The Quorum Report website http://www.quorumreport.com, January 20, 2012 – Although not yet pre-cleared, Court says deference should be paid to legislative intent.
The U.S. Supreme Court today tossed out interim legislative and congressional maps drawn by a panel of federal judges in San Antonio, ruling that maps adopted by the Legislature earlier this year should have been used as a starting point.
The decision by the court sends the case back to the San Antonio panel with instructions to draw maps that give greater deference to the state plan while making adjustments where lawmakers’ choices either stand a “reasonable probability” of failing a preclearance review under the Voting Rights Act or where other VRA challenges “have a likelihood of success on the merits.” Continue reading →
In an unsigned opinion issued just 11 days after holding oral arguments, the justices said a revised map that differed greatly from the one created by the legislature used ambiguous standards. Continue reading →
From CNN Money –
As the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area expanded over the past couple of decades, many communities were overtaken by McMansions, shopping centers, and congestion. But Weatherford, 33 miles from Fort Worth, has maintained its own identity — which is all wrapped up with horses. Continue reading →
Krugman’s miraculous deception on Texas
From TexasInsider.org, By Philip Klein, 08/23/11 – Ross Douthat came to the defense of Texas’s economic performance under Gov. Rick Perry today, and Paul Krugman was quick to fire back. But Krugman’s 3-point assault misses three times. Krugman’s first two arguments frame the debate in maximalist terms to lower the threshold he has to meet as a critic. Continue reading →
Liberals try to discredit the Lone Star State’s economic success.
The Wall Street Journal – Rick Perry is not the subtlest politician, but he looks like Pericles next to the liberals falling over themselves to discredit job creation in Texas. We’d have thought any new jobs would be a blessing when 25 million Americans are looking for full-time work, but apparently new jobs aren’t valuable jobs if they’re created in a state that rejects Obamanomics. Continue reading →