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  • Oracle will move headquarters to Texas from California

    danox said:
    karmadave said:
    Most employees will remain where they are or work from home. My own company, Dell, is based in Austin but has operations globally. This really doesn't change much. Companies will still pay state income taxes, on their local operations, and employees will still pay taxes in the state they reside. That said, I agree that California could take steps to make the state much more business friendly. 
    tolerance plays a big part those don’t exist in the American south or in most of the world.

    Would you define “tolerance” as promoting stereotypes ?

    If so, you win..... you are extremely “tolerant”.
  • Oracle will move headquarters to Texas from California

    spice-boy said:
    sflocal said:
    hmlongco said:
    sflocal said:
    ...and best of all, their state government stays out of the way.
    I assume that's code for letting corporations and business do whatever the hell they want?

    My take on it is simply that office space, cost-of-living and housing has grown so high in the Bay area that moving elsewhere seems like a good deal. 

    Unfortunately for your rant, in all likelihood the net result of all of those people moving to Austin is that AUSTIN real estate prices are going to start skyrocketing, and that all of those transplanted people are going to want the same level of services they once had in CA.

    The same exact thing happened to Colorado and Denver and Boulder a couple of decades ago when the tech boom hit with people moving there from CA... with the same exact result. Housing and COL went up, and the state started going Blue...
    California has the highest income tax rate in the U.S.  What services will Texans want that California "had"?  I see California raking in billions of dollars each year, yet our roads and bridges are in shambles, our public schools are broke, yet government workers continue to rake in their high salaries, gold-plated benefits, while telling everyone to stay home, killing businesses while Newsom dines at French Laundry.

    Businesses provide jobs.  Jobs fuel the economy.  How California treats businesses versus Texas is a very different thing.  People are moving to Texas too so they must be doing something right.

    Yes, people will move to Texas and other businesses and soon causing housing prices to go up.  I'll bet Texas will be in a better position to deal with a good problem to have than anything remotely close to what California has done.

    Yeah, I have no problem my rant. 
     Taxes improve lives, cities and society at least they did before tax laws were re-writen to only benefit the wealthiest. 
    That is perhaps the dumbest thing I’ve read all year.  Then you made sure it was the dumbest with your tinfoil hat conspiracy stuff at the end.  

    California has some of the wealthiest people, they are now leaving and taking all the jobs they create with them.  If the tax laws “were re-written to benefit the wealthiest”......wouldn’t they be staying?

  • Apple TV Remote app inspired Steve Jobs' concept of Apple TV Siri Remote

    I’m a minimalist...... but this is the worst remote ever
  • Siri now answers your 2020 election questions

    “Siri, do you feel the Bern?”
  • Wedbush is AAPL's biggest bull, setting a $400 price target

    What is a Wedbush ?

    Why should we believe them ?

    (I own Apple stock and am long term bullish, but still ...... who are these people?)