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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    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.
    Non stop flight availability from Narita to DFW might have more to do with it. These aren't dock workers moving.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    I welcome Toyota to Texas. Toyota has been a good corporate neighbor.


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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Texas receives about 58 billion dollars more in federal spending than it pays in federal taxes, do for yourself and give it back please.
    Sorry, but Texans voted against the people who set up this system. Stew in your own juices, chum.

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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?
    I doubt that Toyota locating in Texas has anything to do with lower wages. Toyota personnel in the head office are not low wage. It has to do with dozens of regulations and fees in California that don't exist in Texas, dozens of government offices for which applications for various permits have to be submitted in California that Texans would never dream of concocting. It has to do with dozens of taxes, including a state income tax, that Californians have to pay that Texans have never heard of and would rebel at having to pay. The philosophy in California seems to be that private businesses should be preyed on by the government and every cent possible should be extracted from them for what the poobahs there regard as the public good. Texans see themselves as business people who want as little interference from government as possible.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Texas receives about 58 billion dollars more in federal spending than it pays in federal taxes, do for yourself and give it back please.
    Huh ?

    1/3 of Americas welfare recipients live in California even though that State is home to 1/8 of the population.

    Go after the plague Blue States that house disproportionate numbers of the new dependent class and let Texas do what it does best.

    Succeed. 60 Companies have moved from California. Its just proves that the Conservative approach to building economies works.

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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?

    Nonsense.

    You seriously think Companies like Toyota and Apple are going to pay their employees minimum wage ?

    Per Capita GDP in Texas surpassed California's back in 2011 and its still rising.

    When you factor in the Cost of living in Calfornia, the average annual income in Texas is 6 thousand dollars higher than California.

    From 2002-2011 Texas created 216,000 Jobs with incomes over 150 percent of the Average American wage.

    Thats 216,000 out of the 475,000 Total jobs created in our Nation.

    Texas has low taxes, doesn't impose expensive and draconian regulations on our Business and incentives new investment and we're building on to a growing 9 billion dollar surplus.

    Its those applied Conservative economic policies that are responsible for Texas's success.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Hell I might apply. I hear the DFW metroplex is one giant slum though.
    We prefer the term 'cesspool' instead of slum.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Texas receives about 58 billion dollars more in federal spending than it pays in federal taxes, do for yourself and give it back please.
    How many exports leave Texas that the Federal govt collects export taxes on? You think your simplistic measure tells the whole story? He said they don't like to go to the Fed for everything, which hardly means they go to the Fed for nothing. I see what that Independent lean really means, you think independently for 5 sec before you go full bore liberal. That's about the extent of if. You're one of the reasons I contend that anyone who claims to be in the middle is fooling themselves only.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    We prefer the term 'cesspool' instead of slum.
    Dallas is Nasty. Hot, poluted and crowded.
    Filled with illegals.

    A block or two outside of the Downtown area and your in Tijuana.

    Did you hear Dumb Ass California Governor Brown talk about the move ?

    He admitted that California has lots of Regulations and taxes but " smart people figure out how to make it work "

    So in other words, " if your'e a Bussiness and you leave California, your really dumb" !

    LOL !! Hes a 8 year old man child.


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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Well, I'm sold on Dallas life now.

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