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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Is that because liberals are more successful than conservatives in your opinion?
    The successful conservatives buy homes, they don't rent apartments.

    Unlike those who rent, home owners take pride in their homes and their neighborhoods. There's a lot of responsibility when you own your own home. It's not cheap.

    Some days I feel like saying **** it and think about becoming a renter where the landlord who lives off of other peoples sweat will take care of the upkeep of the property.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The successful conservatives buy homes, they don't rent apartments.

    Unlike those who rent, home owners take pride in their homes and their neighborhoods. There's a lot of responsibility when you own your own home. It's not cheap.

    Some days I feel like saying **** it and think about becoming a renter where the landlord who lives off of other peoples sweat will take care of the upkeep of the property.
    Making up another few generalizations just justify the first one.

    By the way you said "only an apartment a liberal could afford" not "only a an apartment a liberal would rent" so I naturally took your comment to mean that you thought no conservative could afford to rent such an apartment regardless of whether or not they could actually do it.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

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    Hell I might apply. I hear the DFW metroplex is one giant slum though.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Making up another few generalizations just justify the first one
    I'm not making **** up.

    Remember during the Reagan administration when some Republicans came up with the idea of giving those poor Americans who lived in government housing the deeds to their homes under the condition they couldn't put it on the market for twenty years.

    The idea behind doing this is that once they owned the property they would start upkeeping the property and soon start taking pride in their neighborhoods. That they would be more concerned on what was going on in their neighborhoods. Eventually less crime and drugs.

    The Democrats shot down that idea. Probably fearing that these homeowners would kick the government monkey off their backs and stop voting for Democrats who keep trying to push free stuff on them in exchange for their votes and self respect.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    I believe they also just announced they are closing a major operation in Erlanger Kentucky

    It appears to be more than just California



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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm not making **** up.

    Remember during the Reagan administration when some Republicans came up with the idea of giving those poor Americans who lived in government housing the deeds to their homes under the condition they couldn't put it on the market for twenty years.

    The idea behind doing this is that once they owned the property they would start upkeeping the property and soon start taking pride in their neighborhoods. That they would be more concerned on what was going on in their neighborhoods. Eventually less crime and drugs.

    The Democrats shot down that idea. Probably fearing that these homeowners would kick the government monkey off their backs and stop voting for Democrats who keep trying to push free stuff on them in exchange for their votes and self respect.
    I don't recall, but that sounds like the most massive of government hand outs. You would really support buying a house for the poor people in this country? Sounds like a good way to make real estate prices blow way out of proportion to their actual value, I don't think we need another housing bubble.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    When the Japanese imported most of their cars though the Port of Los Angeles it made sense to have their North American headquarters in Southern California. But now, with large-scale manufacturing centered in the (non-union) South, it makes sense to be there.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    What I'm thinking about in this thread is the discussing of which state a Japanese company will go to do business in this country. Texas is a lower wage, less regulated state than California. So Texas wins out, and Texans are happy about being chose because of their workers not making too much money. My thought is, we're now acting like a third world country. Offering cheap wages to attract businesses from other countries. Some blame unions, but Japan and Germany have unions (and national health care). Japan was a country destroyed after WW2. It's now surpassed us in many ways. Forgetting the right vs. left argument if we can, where has America gone wrong. I myself think some of the problem is in our country's trade policy. Japan grew it's industries by not allowing too many imports in their country. Same with S. Korea. I've also read where Germany doesn't allow mass exporting of jobs to third world countries. Maybe protectionism isn't such a bad idea after all?

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm not making **** up.

    Remember during the Reagan administration when some Republicans came up with the idea of giving those poor Americans who lived in government housing the deeds to their homes under the condition they couldn't put it on the market for twenty years.

    The idea behind doing this is that once they owned the property they would start upkeeping the property and soon start taking pride in their neighborhoods. That they would be more concerned on what was going on in their neighborhoods. Eventually less crime and drugs.

    The Democrats shot down that idea. Probably fearing that these homeowners would kick the government monkey off their backs and stop voting for Democrats who keep trying to push free stuff on them in exchange for their votes and self respect.
    That housing plan sounded like a good idea at the time. Dems maybe shot it down because they didn't think of it first. It's the Left vs the right and to hell with the people and democrats are as guilty as republicans. If it's a good plan, give it a try. This "free stuff" argument is insulting to millions of hard working democrats. The free stuff and 47% statement helped keep Romney from winning, although most misunderstood what he said.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by fred68 View Post
    What I'm thinking about in this thread is the discussing of which state a Japanese company will go to do business in this country. Texas is a lower wage, less regulated state than California. So Texas wins out, and Texans are happy about being chose because of their workers not making too much money. My thought is, we're now acting like a third world country. Offering cheap wages to attract businesses from other countries. Some blame unions, but Japan and Germany have unions (and national health care). Japan was a country destroyed after WW2. It's now surpassed us in many ways. Forgetting the right vs. left argument if we can, where has America gone wrong. I myself think some of the problem is in our country's trade policy. Japan grew it's industries by not allowing too many imports in their country. Same with S. Korea. I've also read where Germany doesn't allow mass exporting of jobs to third world countries. Maybe protectionism isn't such a bad idea after all?
    Not saying that I agree with the conclusion you allude to, but your points are valid. Should we really be thrilled that stagnant wages at home mean Americans are more competitive with Chinese workers? While German workers enjoy benefits most blue collar workers have lost in the last 30 years?

    Anyways, there are some companies moving operations to Texas that realize afterward there are some issues to be addressed. GE is putting $780k into training potential employees for its new Ft Worth plant at local colleges after it realized there simply isn't a skilled enough workforce in Texas.
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