Florida and Texas in jobs pissing match
May 20th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Florida and Texas in jobs pissing match

New York (CNNMoney) – Call it the Battle of the Ricks.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is determined to swipe the title of most business-friendly state from Rick Perry, his counterpart in Texas, which has held it for seven years.

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  1. The Real Tom Paine

    Nice title, CNN.

    As far as the actual subject is concerned, one was involved in massive fraud, and the other is a massive fraud. Business does not thrive for long in states that refuse to pay for their own infrastructure, but instead rely on federal handouts then slam the same people that have helped them ( yes, military bases are federal spending, folks, and both states take more federal dollars than they pay in.).

    May 20, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Squigman

    Pick Florida. The John Wayne syndrom isn't as pronounced there, as it is in Texas.

    May 20, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. gt

    the other 49 need to see what texas is doing.. it must be doing something riight... thats where the jobs are..

    May 20, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    I would pick Florida hands down. Too many rednecks in Texas who would rather secede from the Union.
    Please give it back to Mexico!!!

    May 20, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Name jeremy@Dallas

    As a manager at a big medical supplies corp here at Dallas,the title goes to Oklahoma. It has been doing better than Texas in the past 6yrs all to the detriment of regulations,taxes and safety. Its kidda race to the bottom by slashing down taxes,benefits,regulations and simple ethics.

    May 20, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. Chris

    Unfortunately, for Republicans like Scott & Perry "Business Friendly" is all about screwing over the average worker and giving everything to corporations.

    May 20, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Aaaw, how cute, the criminal and the cowboy want to have a pillow fight. I wish both of their states would just secede and get it over with....then we WILL finally build a wall.

    May 20, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  8. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    As someone who moved from Texas to Florida I can say the best thing about both states is...Texas has a well mannered populous...and Florida has beautiful beaches. Other than that...in both states the pay is lousy, the education is horrific for our children, the insurance premiums in both states are very expensive. Look, you can lower taxes for businesses all you want but, when you put the burden on the homeowner to carry the entire load....you have to figure out we are mad at what is going on. We do not mind supporting our communities by paying taxes...just not ALL of them. As far as the two Governors....my children could do a better job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country, stop the Democrat death spiral in 2012

    Hmmm.... Republican run states competing for business and jobs! And then there are the Democrat run states teetering on bankruptcy, raising taxes and driving businesses out. What future do YOu want America??? Can the difference between the two approaches be any more clear?!!

    Stop the Democrat Death Spiral in 2012. Elect Republicans.

    May 20, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Biggge

    It should be a match to see who is stealing the most. While Business taxes in Texas are low.. Education sucks for kids, wages are low and property taxes keep rising.. I wonder if the Gov. of Florida also stays in a expensive house on tax payers dollars.. If so we have twins....

    May 20, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Texas hicks or Florida old folks. Hmmm - both have too many giant bugs crawling around and all over the houses.

    May 20, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  12. Jaskask

    Jobs pissing match? Is it a pissing match to see who can piss away more jobs?

    May 20, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  13. Pat - Houston

    As a life-long Texan, I tell you don't believe ANYTHING of what Perry feeds you! There may be jobs available if you want to work for $7.25/hr on a part-time basis at the whim of the employer! No benefits whatsoever(medical, savings, pensions, etc.) Perry has taken money away from education and put the tax burden on middle class homeowners. Our children's future is being "pissed" away by a governor who is more interested in women's productive systems than anything else! Maybe he could move to Florida so the two birds of a feather can flock together.

    May 20, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |