First is was the business that left CA for Texas, then CA leaders started bailing

Russ Steele

Chuck DeVore on his web site: Good-bye, California, I’m going to Texas

It’s hard to say “good-bye” – perhaps “au revoir” is better (till we meet again).

As some of my friends know, our family has been caring for my aged in-laws, 86 and 82.  As with many people who have seen a full life of war and work and raising a family, they need our help.  This assistance has consumed our whole family – in fact, it’s the toughest thing – and the most important thing – we’ve done, even more so than running for statewide office.

In addition, as with many in the Golden State, I have found it hard to earn enough to support my family.  My old aerospace clientele has fled to greener, less-expensive pastures.  Combined with the drain on our savings caused by six years of public service in the Assembly, we have come to the reluctant conclusion that it is time to move.

The good news is that there are still other places in America where the taxes are lower and the regulations less onerous than here in California, my home for most of the past 36 years.

One such place is Texas.

It is there, I am pleased to announce, that I have accepted a position as Senior Visiting Scholar for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  My first order of business is to write a book on the Texas Model of how low taxes and low government spending, a light and predictable regulatory environment, respect for property rights, and a business-friendly legal climate has turned Texas into America’s jobs generating dynamo.  (In fact, as part of my research, I’ve noted that almost 2 million Californians moved out of the Golden State in the past ten years – Texas, with no income tax, having received the largest number of Californians.) [Editors bold]

Read the rest of the Chuck’s good by HERE.  I will be looking forward to Chuck’s book, but I wonder how may of our liberal Democratic leaders are going to read it?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to First is was the business that left CA for Texas, then CA leaders started bailing

  1. RL Crabb says:

    DeVore’s right about how tough it is being a caregiver for elderly parents. I’ve been doing it for ten years now, and it has been one of the hardest, yet most gratifying tasks I’ve ever taken on.

  2. stevefrisch says:

    Hey is this the same Chuck De Vore who served in either government jobs, or heavily government subsidized defense industries nearly all of his political life? who ran for US Senate when he was termed out of the legislature? who was also running for County Supervisor when he pulled the plug, realizing he probably was not going to get elected? and who seems to have a problem understanding one of the underpinnings of the American economic and constitutional system, protection of individual property rights?

    This from Wikipedia:

    “DeVore’s campaign posted two parodies of two songs by Don Henley, “After the Hope of November is Gone” (after “The Boys of Summer”) and “All She Wants to Do is Tax” (after “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”) on YouTube in April 2009. Don Henley and Henley’s producer filed suit and YouTube removed them. DeVore filed a counter-claim and restored one of the videos to YouTube for several months before additional legal action took it down. Henley eventually prevailed in his legal challenge.”

    I hope he enjoys that CAPERS pension while he is in Texas living in the state with the highest percentage of people working at minimum wage, one of the highest poverty rates, lowest percentage of its population with health insurance (74.9%), had one of the highest pay outs from stimulus funding, and the fourth worst budget deficit in the nation.

    Russ’s Reply: Hey Steve, thanks for the comment from Mongolia. Enjoy your taxpayer funded vacation to China and Mongolia.

    “I will be in Mongolia and China for a little over two weeks,” said Steve. “I am going on an exchange program with the U.S. State Department.”

  3. Probably stimuli money given to the Freisch so he could feel important. One more reason to audit his books.

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