Rick Perry Lures California Businesses To Texas, Left Lets Out A Banshee Wail
February 21, 2013
Governor Rick Perry took a lot of ridicule for his efforts to lure California's tax-strangled businesses to his home state of Texas. If that's so ridiculous, how come it's his leftist critics showing all the hysteria?
Fact is, California is punishing businesses and individuals with higher state taxes, while Texas is getting inundated with California companies seeking to move to the Lone Star State, regardless of whether Perry visits.
And that seems to be behind a growing no-holds-barred effort by the media hive and its left-wing allies to claim that Perry's visit somehow was the failure...
"Perry ending California trip empty-handed - so far," wrote the Associated Press, apparently assuming Perry was some sort of Pied Piper who had to bring back actual people on that trip or it was of no consequence...
The major media, meanwhile, cited various "studies" stating that because most businesses don't move, the movement at the margins somehow doesn't matter - specious logic by economic standards since the essence of economics is to watch activity at the margins. The New York Times and Washington Post each ran a piece in this vein, as if on cue from JournoList.