Why the the hell would anyone move to Texas?

Maybe companies need to rethink moving to Texas. Maybe employees should do the same.

Greg Abbott makes a big deal about enticing companies, especially from California, to move their headquarters to Texas claiming it’s a great place for business. That may be true but someone is paying for it and that someone is you.

Texas claims to be the “Energy Capitol of the World” yet todays electricity prices have skyrocketed since the freeze of 2021. As of today in the Houston area the least amount per kWh is 14.7 cents and that requires a 5 year contract! Our electricity grid is still fragile and gasoline prices are over $4.00 while profits have soared for the oil industry.

While business taxes are low property taxes have skyrocketed. The cost of housing and rent is creeping towards California rates. Homeowners and wind storm insurance is also through the roof. The cost of college tuition has skyrocketed ever since 2003 when the legislature “deregulated” tuition fees. 

Our public schools are underfunded. Our teachers are underpaid. Our police are under fire with the proliferation of assault weapons on the street. Our lax gun allows anyone to walk the streets with a loaded assault weapon without training or licensing. We are the gun capitol of the world with reoccurring mass shootings taking the lives of our students, shoppers, and worshipers.

Couple all of that with mosquitos the size of hummingbirds and hot and humid summers and Texas has become a really fucked up place to make money. It didn’t used to be this way.


One Response to Why the the hell would anyone move to Texas?

  1. Anonymous says:

    You forgot hurricanes and tornados, not to mention heat and humidity. Yes we have a/c, but only when the power is on.

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