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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    We both know that homes in California are extremely over priced.
    This is no joke!

    And trust me, I can affirm this first hand.

    The house I grew up in is in the LA area, and my parents sold it in 1975 for around $35,000. 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow at less then 800 square feet.

    The market price today? Just under $435k.

    And no, I am not kidding.

    17510 Martha St, Encino, CA 91316 - Zillow

    And if you want to rent it, be prepared to shell out around $2,000 a month. Driving around California, you often see "Affordable Housing" going for $650k+. In Texas, I saw the same sized homes on bigger lots for 1/10 that price.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The 60 is just me quoting KFI's John and Ken. They used that number of 60 companies in less than a year who have left California for Texas.
    Most people in here would have no idea who Joh and Ken are. Other then some of their antics during the OJ trial they have largely become forgotten.

    But they are radio talk show hosts, and have been doing their show for over 20 years. Libertarian for the most part, their own special targets are political corruption and miscarriages in the legal system. They are on I Heart Radio, 4-7 PM Pacific time. I listen to them and Bill Handel every day on my drive to and from work, thanks to Internet radio.

    Those shows are about the only thing I miss from LA.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Why do you think that is? You don't suppose that some of that has to do with the 7 Air Force bases, 9 Army bases, and 4 Navy bases do you? Or maybe because it's the 7th most popular state to retire to?
    Still counts as Federal dollars spent in the state, Texas Congressmen lobby hard for their military bases precisely because it comes with so much money

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I challenge any state to match our roads. They're wider, smoother, and constantly being improved. That's just simply not true.
    I've only ever driven the interstate which was pretty good, but its good everywhere and its paid for by federal dollars. I did post a source though to give an example of what I was talking about, did you see it?

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Still counts as Federal dollars spent in the state, Texas Congressmen lobby hard for their military bases precisely because it comes with so much money
    Actually, the bases that are there have been there for a century or more, and can't be moved anywhere else.

    Case in point, Fort Bliss. They are moving the 1st Armored Division there for a reason, the huge training area that is part of the base. And most of the Air Defense units are stationed there because it and the attached White Sands Missile Range are the only places in the continental US that they can test their missiles.

    Very few states lobby to close their bases, other then California because they see the bases as gigantic dollar signs that they can sell and make huge amounts of money.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Why do you think that is? You don't suppose that some of that has to do with the 7 Air Force bases, 9 Army bases, and 4 Navy bases do you? Or maybe because it's the 7th most popular state to retire to?
    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Actually, the bases that are there have been there for a century or more, and can't be moved anywhere else.

    Case in point, Fort Bliss. They are moving the 1st Armored Division there for a reason, the huge training area that is part of the base. And most of the Air Defense units are stationed there because it and the attached White Sands Missile Range are the only places in the continental US that they can test their missiles.

    Very few states lobby to close their bases, other then California because they see the bases as gigantic dollar signs that they can sell and make huge amounts of money.
    Texas has some nice training areas but there are nice training areas everywhere in the country, plus other bases like Fort Sam Houston which just house major command headquarters and nothing else could literally be anywhere.

    But either way it still counts as money coming from the Federal government which, while doesn't go directly to the state budget, generates a lot of revenue and economic growth for the state in the form of Soldiers spending money in the state and thus supporting businesses plus contractors coming to support those Soldiers and their equipment following as well.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Most people in here would have no idea who Joh and Ken are. Other then some of their antics during the OJ trial they have largely become forgotten.

    But they are radio talk show hosts, and have been doing their show for over 20 years. Libertarian for the most part, their own special targets are political corruption and miscarriages in the legal system. They are on I Heart Radio, 4-7 PM Pacific time. I listen to them and Bill Handel every day on my drive to and from work, thanks to Internet radio.

    Those shows are about the only thing I miss from LA.
    Tune into the Tim Conway show right after John and Ken at 7:00 PM. Probably the best entertainment on the radio. Tim Conway is the son of Tim Conway of McChales Navy.

    Clear Channel's KFI has gone from conservative talk radio to libertarian talk radio. All of the conservative programing have just recently been moved over to the "Patriot Radio Station" KEIB AM including Rush Limbaugh. KEIB is the former sports talk radio, KTALK AM station in L.A. It's now broadcasting at 50,000 watts. But I think it's directional.

    Hasn't Clear Channel done the same thing in San Fransisco ?

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Texas has some nice training areas but there are nice training areas everywhere in
    the country, plus other bases like Fort Sam Houston which just house major command headquarters and nothing else could literally be anywhere.

    But either way it still counts as money coming from the Federal government which, while doesn't go directly to the state budget, generates a lot of revenue and economic growth for the state in the form of Soldiers spending money in the state and thus supporting businesses plus contractors coming to support those Soldiers and their equipment following as well.
    But its not really relevent to the fact that Texas is growing economically by staying true to the Conservative economic principles that Democrats claim don't work.

    Texas is building onto a already 10 Billion dollar Surplus by lowering taxes and incentivizing Corporate investment.

    According to the left none of that works.

    Thats whats so great about this story.

    Toyota chose a Conservative state over a State thats decidingly left wing and even incurred the substantial expense to make the move.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    It is just a matter of time before texas, Fl and other states become the financial hub of the US. unforunatly when they do this people move and bring their idiocy i mean ideology with them.

    just look at CO for example. a lot of the people in CO are transplants to CO from CA.
    I'm glad for the good paying jobs but, sad all those people might move here. Our water situation is only getting worse.
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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm glad for the good paying jobs but, sad all those people might move here. Our water situation is only getting worse.
    Im sure Toyota did a pretty thorough cost analysis before making the final decision to move here.

    And I have to assume they took everything into consideration include the possibility of extended water shortages and the impact it would have on their Bussiness and employees.

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    Re: Toyota Moving US Headquarters to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Im sure Toyota did a pretty thorough cost analysis before making the final decision to move here.

    And I have to assume they took everything into consideration include the possibility of extended water shortages and the impact it would have on their Bussiness and employees.
    and I'm pretty sure that abundance of water is not one of the reasons that any business wants to come to or stay in California or Texas either one.
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