Californians choose lifestyle over jo...

Californians choose lifestyle over job rate

There are 5 comments on the San Diego Source story from Oct 16, 2010, titled Californians choose lifestyle over job rate. In it, San Diego Source reports that:

A much-respected economist who called San Diego home for many years has issued a report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation encouraging California business to head to the Lone Star State.

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GOPuke 2010-12

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Oct 16, 2010
just get a job trimming potplants-or running peetesting labs....
yea

Kelseyville, CA

#2 Oct 16, 2010
I agree with Alan Gin
from this article:

The report -- "Competitive States 2010: Texas vs. California" --
measured five elements: taxes on labor, capital and consumption, overall tax environment, regulatory environment and government spending policies.
Texas policies were more business-friendly in all categories except taxes on consumption where the Texas sales tax balanced out California's personal income tax.

What the Texas report fails to consider is the intellectual leadership that has been developed in California -- and in San Diego -- over the years that provides leadership in the innovation economy.

"California leads the nation in receipts for federal research dollars, venture capital investment and number of innovation-based companies.
The reasons are many, including some of the best research and education institutes in the world. California also attracts some of the most creative minds from around the world including scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, primarily due to the culture of innovation," said Duane Roth, CEO of CONNECT, the business development organization that got its start on the campus of the University of California San Diego.
"It's all about priorities," said Alan Gin, an economist and professor at the University of San Diego.

"In California, the environment has taken priority over oil development, whereas in Texas, it has not. I would guess that oil revenues probably help Texas a lot in terms of keeping other taxes low," said Gin.

Bottom line, it comes down to lifestyle choices. Simply put, says Gin, Californians are willing to accept an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent -- as is the case in San Diego County -- rather than live in Houston where the jobless rate is 7.6 percent
Tyrone

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Oct 17, 2010
Bottom line, it comes down to lifestyle choices. Simply put, says Gin, Californians are willing to accept an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent -- as is the case in San Diego County -- rather than live in Houston where the jobless rate is 7.6 percent

You must be a Boxer staffer or insane. The unemployment rate in California is actually 18-20%.
GOPuke 2010-12

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Oct 17, 2010
who cares how many are out of work

ingorant-US hating ingrates still pop babies they cant support

legal or not-who the f...k would be popping babies in this decaying world???

must just be instinct-no brains involved-
Lon Rocke

Paradise, CA

#5 Oct 17, 2010
Just because we have a clown for a president doesn't mean the World is Decaying. In the last half-century the White House has looked like a great big Clown Car. I take it you don't want to take on the responsibility of raising a child. I don't blame you. It's one of the most difficult jobs around. I would bet you aren't up to the task.

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