CEO Jeff Immelt announced that GE has formed an “exploratory team” to consider moving its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut to a state with a “more pro-business environment.”
Rick Perry may or may not be on the ballot in November 2016. But the Texas success formula that he championed should be.
Governor Rick Perry had a bad night in 2012 during one of the countless Republican presidential debates. But he’s had a near perfect run as promoter-in-chief for the Lone Star State.
For the first time in U.S. history, two metro areas from the same state moved into the top five in terms of population rank according to the Census Bureau. Guess which state.
If Texas were a separate nation, it would be the 12th largest oil producing nation in the world, only slightly behind Venezuela and Kuwait. In just two and half years, Texas oil production has doubled and Texas is now on a pace to produce more oil than it did in the peak years of the 1970s.
Two items hit the news on the same day this week. First, San Bernadino became the third California city in less than a month to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Second, CNBC has again ranked Texas as the number one state for business.
For ruling-class elites, there is nothing to recommend Texas. It is a miserable, Red State, George W. Bush-spawning hell-on-earth. So how, then, do they explain job numbers just released by the federal government?
The Texas gubernatorial election fight is on. It will be over in March. The general election in November is a formality. The fight is between Kay Bailey Hutchison, currently the senior senator from Texas and incumbent Rick Perry. Both are Republicans and the two will duke it out for the Republican nomination in the March primary. Whoever wins that primary will be the governor. (The eventual Democratic nominee is roughly analagous to the Washington Generals....