Texas once again shows the rest the country just how its done

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    ...and California shows the rest of the country why its the large elbow-shaped turd circling the proverbial toiletbowl ...



    Toyota moving headquarters from Torrance to Texas




    TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas, the automaker announced on Monday. The move is expected to begin in 2017.

    Toyota opened the facility in the South Bay in 1982 and currently employs approximately 5,000 people.
    The city of Torrance said in a statement that it is disappointed by the news.

    "The announcement will impact thousands of employees and have a significant economic impact to not only Torrance, but the region, and the once great State of California," the city said in a press release.
    While the move will not happen for a few years, the company will break ground on the new environmentally-friendly headquarters in Plano, Texas, this year.

    According to the automaker, the new headquarters will bring together 4,000 employees who are now scattered around the country. That includes 2,000 employees in Torrance, 1,000 employees at Toyota's engineering and manufacturing center in Erlanger, Ky., and 1,000 employees at Toyota Financial Services.

    Jim Lentz, Toyota's CEO for North America, said any employee who wants to move will be given a relocation package and retention bonus. The company is also offering to send employees and their spouses or partners to the new locations to look for new homes.

    "Although we are disappointed with today's announcement, Torrance is a progressive and forward looking city and we welcome the challenge of growing new opportunities to other corporations that are seeking a new home in southern California," Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto sarcastically said in a statement. "Torrance is excited about any new businesses joining our beautiful Southern California city"... "Well, ok, I had to say that. The truth of the matter is, California is doomed. Thanks, Democrats"

    In February, Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched a campaign to lure California businesses away and visited California twice to speak to Toyota officials. Perry said the state offered Toyota $40 million in incentives from the taxpayer-funded Texas Enterprise Fund.

    When reached for comment, the aging Governor Jerry Brown responded "Whats a Toy Yoda? Oops, I pinched a doody into my Depends. Can you smell it ? "

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9519376


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  2. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    corporate welfare
     
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    ice cream Well-Known Member

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    bizarro world
































    :yes:
     
  4. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Next stop: China.
     
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    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    Over taxing, over regulating, under surprised.
     
  6. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

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    I thought you didn't support illegal immigration though. Pick a position and stick with it.
     
  7. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Its deplorable. Toyota should be forced to stay in California and pay the exorbitant taxes, & abide by the stifling regulations like the rest of whomever's still left there. Its not fair
     
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    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes: don't know what this means
     
  9. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Why don't you take this down to politics, and discuss it with your like minded friends.

    Everyone of them down there breathes through their mouths.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    And fuck Rick Perry.
     
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    you have short memories. that's ok. i will watch as history repeats itself because there is nothing worth watching on TV so this will be entertaining.
     
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    Score one for the good-haired Aggie
     
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    Psyche Freethinker

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    The man has a point.
     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    don't despair bro

    you still got Maxine Waters and Barbara Boxer
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    no, but they shouldn't be given tax breaks in order to be enticed to go to Texas
     
  17. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Spoken like a true, middle aged renter


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  18. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    so what happens to the other 3000 employees?
     
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    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    Bullshit. State governments should entice companies to move there. More jobs, more revenue. Whatever tax breaks they're giving they'll make up.
     
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    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    If they're smart they'll get the fuck out of Cali too.