So, as I said, none of what you posted is true (any longer).
But here's some more recent info for you (btw, I was incorrect as were you - Cali is not 8th or 11th, but 9th).
It also should be noted that California has been slipping steadily since the 70s when they were the 5th largest economy.Report: California slips to world's 9th largest economy
California has long had an economy larger than most nations, but nominal growth has once again seen it slip on the top 10 list.
The state dropped to ninth on the list of world’s largest economies as measured by gross domestic product in 2010, according to a report this month from the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy.
Brazil, with a 2010 GDP of $2.1 trillion, took the eighth spot from California ($1.901 trillion). India was 10th, at $1.7 trillion.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Last time I was in Texas the grass was not too green, but the air was. Don't worry 'bout dat pollution in Tejas, Perry got it covered. On the other hand, in the 1960s Los Angeles was the 60 mile circular brown cloud you could see from the air hundreds of miles away. I flew into LA three years ago and it was more just a grey mist. A Big improvement and Texas is going in the other direction. Texas is wonderful as long as you don't breathe. Both states are good places for work, but the breathing is better in Cali.
Thanks to Operation Fast and Furious, delivered by AG Eric Holder and the Obama administration. I'm sure the Texas gun shops made a bundle off their illegal activity.
That Obama sure does love to sell guns.
He's made sure as many Americans as possible own at least two or three. What a salesman!