The TV is on. The Five is on and they were talking about debt in California and how many folks . . individuals and jobs . . are leaving there and moving to Texas because of our tax friendly climate. Beckel said something like “California is a beautiful state. Can you imagine people leaving California and moving to Odessa or Midland?”
And? What’s your point? Texas is a mighty big state and a mighty nice place to live and while I can’t speak for Odessa or Midland, I can speak for Brownwood, Texas and I’d take this any day over most any place else. And, just a little over a year ago, I would have agreed . . anywhere but Texas!
So, Mr. Beckel, you think there’s some place in CA that’s prettier than this?
People come from far and wide to see our wildflowers!
You may not see this in CA, but it’s not hard to find such signs in TX. And, most of these folks are ready to back up their words with actions!
My guess is that anyone who doesn’t think Texas is a beautiful state just hasn’t been in the right place at the right time. And the beauty of the scenery doesn’t compare with the beauty of the folks here. Everyone is so nice. We have fantastic highways. When I used to drive from Missouri to Louisiana, it was torture driving across the Oklahoma and Louisiana highways after driving in Texas. We have no state income tax and as much as I’ve complained about the real estate in this area, anyone from California probably wouldn’t see anything wrong with it.
Mr. Beckel . . you are wrong about Texas!