Democrats v. Republicans: California v. Texas

February 27, 2012 / 11:39 am • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Who wins between California and Texas? Well, as a Texan who lived in California for three years, the answer to this question is clear.

Will Franklin has put together some fascinating infographics about how Republicans and Democrats feel about Texas and California. Go take a look. It’s not surprising, really, but to see it laid out is still disturbing.

As Will says:

Fascinating. There are two dominant models for governance in America today. The California model of high taxation, bloated government, forced unionization, enviro-luddite regulation, higher unemployment, and intense domestic out-migration of individuals and businesses, versus the Texas model of low taxes, streamlined government, right-to-work labor laws, balanced environmental regulation, abundant job creation, and robust domestic in-migration.

Despite having 12 million fewer people, Texas exports 56.8% more than California.

Go read the whole thing. Wow.

My conclusion? Democrats really, really don’t care about fiscal responsibility at all–not even a little bit. They must think there’s a magic money tree somewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/andilinks Andi Silver

    As someone who was born, raised and educated in California (but now lives in Texas) I am certain that Californians are too smart to do anything well and much too clever to understand why.

  • Txtea2011

    Lefties are certainly magical thinkers, but they know where that magic money tree is – YOUR paycheck – pre-harvested for your convenience.  Oh yes, and the Koch Brothers.

  • torpedoman2002

    I lived for

  • torpedoman2002

    Oops sorry about that. I was going to say I lived in Wasington State for 4 years and Southern California for 3 years. As soon as I retired from the Navy I was out of there and came back to my home state of Texas. Those people are crazy!!!

  • http://www.woodlandsnewhomes.com/ The Woodlands Real Estate

    Texas is a great place to live, specially Houston. I know California very well, a huge part of my family lives there but I would not live there.