I suspect all the governors in America would like to lure Connecticut businesses to their states. We've got some of the biggest, most successful companies ever conceived by businessmankind. And, we have the smartest, most skilled, motivated workforce in the country.
Right now, the governors of Texas, Maine and Florida among others are focused on Connecticut, but I'm sure there'll be more. Gov. Rick Perry is the latest suitor for the powder-burned hand of the gun factories. I would never take lightly the loss of a person's job, but this trend reminds me of the anti-smoking movement back in the day. Thousands of people working for cigarette manufacturers lost their jobs when people quit smoking en masse.
Speaking of Perry, I don't know about the other states mentioned, but my advice to anyone thinking about moving to Texas is be careful. Texanism is a mental disorder. It can strike anybody anytime anywhere. One day your listening to NPR taking the kids to their soccer game and the next day yer talkin' in a strange accent, packin' a Colt .45 and writin' fan mail to former President and current Texan George W. Bush. Hale, what happened? You got Texanism, that's what. And there ain't no cure fer it. The only cure is to move to Texas, vote Republican and join the Baptist Church. Not everybody can handle it.
I know three people here in Connecticut who caught Texanism. Two still live here although one's in jail, and one moved to the Lone Star State and is quite happy, what with living in the heart of the asylum. And you can't fake Texanism. If you try to move to Texas just because your company went there, you very well could be profoundly sorry. Better to stay here.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun