Post by privateinvestor on Feb 17, 2011 9:01:39 GMT -5
Texas catching up to California?
I don't think so plus the Hispanics are a powerful political force among our liberal dems who run the state in Sacramento, CA....they are slated to be the majority in CA in @ ten years and I am not sure how it will feel to be a minority ?
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2011 9:02:11 GMT -5 by privateinvestor - Back to Top
Post by safeharbor37 on Feb 17, 2011 12:50:03 GMT -5
Texas is under financial stress. I was privileged to attend a meeting yesterday that featured local politicians and issues were discussed ~ mainly how they were going to Austin to defend the programs which would benefit the locals. Politics as usual, WE NEED IT ! The interesting thing is that immediately afterward they bragged how the local community was making "improvements" [some hundreds of millions of dollars] while other [less well managed communities] were crying the blues. Just goes to show. The difference between California and Texas is that Texas is determined to do something about the crisis while California sits on its collective behind and complains while waiting for help from elsewhere. You may hear more about the "crisis" in Texas in the immediate future because they are addressing it right now. I have a certain amount of faith that Texas will make the necessary changes ~ I'm not sure about California. That said: Politicians are politicians and their relative constituencies are demanding more of the same ~ so you'll hear the crying and gnashing of teeth while sacred cows are being skewered. The difference is that Texans have the balls [some hanging from F 150 trailer hitches] to do what needs to be done.