By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Earlier this spring Chief Executive.net asked more than 500 CEOs to name the best and worst states to do business in. Their answers were tabulated and the states were placed in order of best to worst.
Not surprisingly the top ten states are either traditional Red States or those in transition from Blue to Red. The top of the List was Texas. The bottom of the list was California. These ratings were supported last April when a delegation from California’s legislature traveled to Texas and with stylish berets in hand asked for advice on how to run an economy.
There may be some disagreement over the rate of speed each state is traveling at, but there is little disagreement that California is racing toward total ruin and Texas is rapidly moving toward better and better times.
The top and the bottom
The only clearly Blue state in the top 30 is Delaware and the bottom 30 has only West Virginia and Ohio which are clearly Red states. Among states that improved their position the most from last year’s survey, were Wisconsin 17 places with Indiana and Louisiana both jumping 10 places. Each of these states has become more Red. Each is doing markedly better.
There is a cause and effect here: states with conservative governments are attractive to America’s business community while tax and spend liberal states are not.
Blue cities losing jobs
A careful review of the data in the latest Bureau of Labor report shows that it stands in harmony with the list of “best and worst” states. Of the ten cities that lost the most jobs eight are in bright Blue states. The remaining two Philadelphia and Pittsburg are deep blue spots on an otherwise Red Pennsylvania’s landscape.
The worst failures on this list were Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and San Francisco each of which is loaded with liberals who are only too happy to tell the rest of us how an economy should be run.
The black and white of these two reports makes it clear that liberal governments can only appear to run smoothly and efficiently until their tax and spend Ponzi schemes fall apart.
We have to remember these facts every election day.
To contact your Congressional Representative use this link: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
To read the full story of these reports use these links:
This day in history June 8
1949: Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
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