Governor Rick Perry of Texas
“I believe the best social program is a job” – President Ronald Reagan
Governor Rick Perry and the people of Texas have presented a model that embodies the view of our Founding Fathers. Texas has ranked number 1 for 9 straight years in business and many other Red states have adapted the model of lower taxes, private sector freedom, and debunking of labor unions. Blue states such as Connecticut, California, Illinois, and New York all rank in the bottom of the list due to their Governor’s initiatives to impede on the flow of commerce. Texas presents a reality for employers and job seekers whereas, the liberal states present a false dream that higher taxes will lead to social programs that trump the importance of jobs.
Texas has been able to achieve economic prosperity, through its part-time congress, by instituting legislation that invites corporations to a friendly business climate. The Texas Wide Open for Business initiative implores the movement of corporations like Colt, Apple, Google, and Chevron for multiple reasons:
- No corporate or personal income tax
- Home to a highly skilled labor force with 12.7 million contributing
- 337 thousand jobs were created in 2012
- Number 1 exporting state in America
- 210 million tourists come to the Lone Star State
The 29 other GOP states have been constantly climbing up the business ranks due to the Texas model. Unfortunately, the 20 blue states have been slugging in the bottom with the highest debt burden to the public. Business has been lost in these states and brought to GOP states to enshrine the capitalistic ethic. It is clear that, so long these blue states have higher taxes and a monopolistic government, business will not prosper. Luckily, the GOP Governors have seen the success of Texas and are employing more people in the private sector to combat the catastrophe of the Obama presidency. What we can take from the Texas success story is that success breathes success.
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