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Devore: How California’s budget blunders led to my divorce from the Golden State | Fox News

Chuck DeVore, former California Assemblyman has moved to Texas and sings our praises, while pointing out the pitfalls of statist California:

Texas’ bureaucracy, excluding teachers, is 22 percent smaller as a portion of the population than is California’s, with every Texan paying about $467 a year for government retiree benefits, compared to California’s $1,105 in pension costs. Sky-high benefits for bureaucrats may soon cause the bankruptcy of Stockton, California’s 13th-largest city.

California has more government paper-pushers but Texas has 17 percent more teachers per capita, with educational outcomes favoring the Lone Star State. In fact, Texas K-12 schools perform consistently above the national average across age, racial, and subject matter areas, while California schools perform well below the national average.

To support its bloated government, California asks more of its taxpayers who pay 10.6 percent of their income to state and local government, above the U.S. average of 9.8 percent. Texans pay only 7.9 percent.

via How California’s budget blunders led to my divorce from the Golden State | Fox News.

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2 thoughts on “Devore: How California’s budget blunders led to my divorce from the Golden State | Fox News

  1. Reblogged this on American Heirs and commented:
    Liberal legislators run amok. Liberal governor with union pals. High taxes. Crushing regulations. Businesses fleeing in droves. Unemployment in the 13% range and higher. Immoral mandates on public schools. Can California be saved?

    Posted by Jay Clarke | May 17, 2012, 10:36 AM
  2. It’s frustrating when even the usually conservative won’t give credit where credit is due.

    I heard Mark Levin talking about this column by Chuck DeVore, then praising Ted Cruz yesterday on the radio, while driving to Dallas for the Texas Medical Association convention.

    I dialed and dialed, until I got through – about 10 minutes or so – then answered the screener’s questions and was put on hold. I pulled over to park, look up some facts on my blog, and waited another 10 minutes or so, then the woman came on the phone told me, sorry, they had other callers and hung up on me.

    In the next hour, it was obvious that some of the other callers were reacting to later subjects, so it wasn’t as though they were full up. Levin just didn’t want to talk to a Dewhurst supporter.

    Posted by bnuckols | May 17, 2012, 12:05 PM

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