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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, I'm sold on Dallas life now.
    Fort Worth is nice, but Toyota is moving to Plano, which is far enough away from Dallas to justify never setting foot in that Town.

    Plano is nice too.

    I thought they should've come to Houston but Im sure they had their reasons

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Fort Worth is nice, but Toyota is moving to Plano, which is far enough away from Dallas to justify never setting foot in that Town.

    Plano is nice too.

    I thought they should've come to Houston but Im sure they had their reasons
    That's better. Besides, Houston is too hot and rainy.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's better. Besides, Houston is too hot and
    rainy.
    Yea its Hot here. But its Hot in Dallas too.

    Dallas heat is dry though but still pretty rough on the days it gets into the mid 90s to 100s.

    There's no good reason to come out of plano anyway. Oh, buy a House with a Storm cellar.

    Tornadoes !

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Look its perfectly fine to be proud of your state, but to take success an excuse to be a dick is uncool. Texas is good for business, there's no doubt its had some good governance in regard to attracting business and the ease of doing business once your established plus favorable tax rates as well. But that comes with a cost as well, despite all the revenue and economic growth Texas has trouble with even simply matters like keeping its roads paved.

    Plan to Convert Roads to Gravel Begins Despite Pushback | The Texas Tribune

    You'd think with a mutli-million dollar oil boom chewing up local roads not designed for that kind of traffic could produce the tax dollars required to maintain or improve those roads, but instead the plan is to unimprove them and return to gravel roads.

    Either way its more complicated than just local politics, things like the development of fracking can give states big economic booms with no effort by government, and in the end both California and Texas were top performers in economic growth among US states. So stop economic shifts like a business moving to a new location as some indisputable sign about the superiority

    List of U.S. states by economic growth rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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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.
    It was not for rent. It was for sale.

    Cheap, since people are leaving California in droves.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea its Hot here. But its Hot in Dallas too.

    Dallas heat is dry though but still pretty rough on the days it gets into the mid 90s to 100s.

    There's no good reason to come out of plano anyway. Oh, buy a House with a Storm cellar.

    Tornadoes !
    Didn't Dallas get wrecked by ice storms the last couple years?

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Didn't Dallas get wrecked by ice storms the last couple years?
    Yea thats right. Dallas get's Ice too.

    Hmmm....

    You know I'm a proud Southern Boy and Texan but I honestly hope that if we ever have a Zombie apocalype it starts in Dallas.

    Just so the Government can fly in a few fuel air bomb daisy cutters and obliterate the City to keep the Contagion from spreading.

    You know, so that City could serve a positive purpose.

    I've been there on Bussinesses too many times to admit and its just sad and dirty.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's better. Besides, Houston is too hot and rainy.
    Lots of nice suburbs, and there are some nice metropolitan pockets in Dallas and Fort Worth if you prefer the city life.

    And if you like to travel, you can get anywhere in the country pretty much on a direct flight no longer than 4 1/2 hours.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea thats right. Dallas get's Ice too.

    Hmmm....

    You know I'm a proud Southern Boy and Texan but I honestly hope that if we ever have a Zombie apocalype it starts in Dallas.

    Just so the Government can fly in a few fuel air bomb daisy cutters and obliterate the City to keep the Contagion from spreading.

    You know, so that City could serve a positive purpose.

    I've been there on Bussinesses too many times to admit and its just sad and dirty.
    On business, you see the ugly side, especially if you go to Dallas.

    But there are lots of nice areas. Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Denton, Mansfield, Rockwall, parts of Plano.....great places to raise a family.

    But downtown Dallas is awful. The west Uptown side is nice, but it's disconnected a bit from downtown, which is going to be Detroit if they're not careful.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Look its perfectly fine to be proud of your state, but to take success an excuse to be a dick is uncool. Texas is good for business, there's no doubt its had some good governance in regard to attracting business and the ease of doing business once your established plus favorable tax rates as well. But that comes with a cost as well, despite all the revenue and economic growth Texas has trouble with even simply matters like keeping its roads paved.
    I challenge any state to match our roads. They're wider, smoother, and constantly being improved. That's just simply not true.

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