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  •  the best state to do business (4+ / 0-)

    for a number of years was purple Virginia -  when it had Democratic governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 02:01:19 PM PDT

    •  And VA is realy a scenic, beautiful state much lik (0+ / 0-)

      my state except you have something we do not have...you have the mountains and the valleys but you also have the ocean and the beaches.  

      When there are Democratic Governors, it makes it even more appealling.

      I also have a special fondness for Delaware, for some reason, I just love our neighboring state. My husband and I said if we would could move anywhere, it would be Coastal Delaware. People look at us like we are Nuts.

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      by wishingwell on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:03:40 PM PDT

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    •  "Best state" rankings are generally meaningless... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...because different organizations come out with completely different rankings based on whatever their own ideological axes are -- so even in the same year, you can see completely conflicting rankings.

      In recent years, I've seen rankings that place California as one of the better states to do business...and as one of the worst.  Same for Texas.  

      And in the end, while California and Texas have plenty of differences, they also share many of the same problems:  underfunded, deteriorating educational systems, high rates of poverty, and a high percentage of the population lacking health insurance.  Both also have a high percentage of poor immigrants, both legal and illegal.  

      Truthfully, I don't think that the two states are anywhere near the polar opposites that so many want to portray us as being.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 07:25:59 PM PDT

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