California really better than Texas
Texas lawmakers often tout the state's economic success, which they attribute to fewer regulations and lower taxes than California. But, opponents of Texas' claims argue that California and not Texas is the blueprint for the US' future. Let's have a look at some of the facts that hint that California is still ahead of Texas, despite harsh economic conditions over the past many years.
Despite shift of some businesses from California to Texas, California remains the place where many of the world's top technology companies, such as Google, Apple, Twitter, Intel and HP have established their headquarters. These firms have no plans to move to Texas despite its comparatively lower taxes, indicating that these tech giant believe in the strength of California.
California's various popular sites like Alcatraz, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Fisherman's Wharf, Wine Country, Disneyland, the Gaslamp Quarter and Sequoia National Park are still enjoying frequent visits by common people as well as great personalities. This is not the case with Texas.
While California has been encouraging companies to make new inventions and produce new technologies to make life easier; Texas has been relying on technologies created in other states and shifted to its domain to enjoy lower taxes.
Sure, it makes financial sense to set up shop in Texas, but the Lone Star State will always live in our innovation shadow. Google can put its headquarters anywhere in the world -- they put it in California. Apple, HP, Twitter, Intel, YouTube, MySpace, the Gap, eBay -- companies that actually changed the way the world conducts business, are in California.
Strong states like California do not howl in a tough situation. While California faced tough economic conditions by making bold steps like cutting costs and hiking taxes; Texas Gov. Rick Perry had once threatened to secede from the rest of the country, which showed that the state is not as capable as California in handling a tough situation.
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