It is eminently provable that Obama is a failure and, by extension, that Obama voters, the same. Intellectually. Conservative economic policy vs liberal economic policy….Texas vs. California. Which is the correct set of policies, as determined by results? Let's compare...and see who are the smarter voters.... 1. “Obama Policies Copy Moribund California, Not Texas 2. Anyone who thinks that President Obama's economic policies will spur strong growth should consider U-Haul rates between California and Texas: Renting a 20-foot truck one-way from San Francisco to San Antonio, for example, will cost $1,693. But the U-Haul tab to go in the opposite direction is just $983. a. … this "U-Haul Index," the difference in these rental rates is the result of straightforward supply and demand…. far more people want to leave California for Texas than vice versa. 3. "The American people and businesses are voting with their feet and their one-way truck rentals to escape California and its forced unionism, high taxes, and high unemployment rate for a better life in low-tax, business-friendly, right-to-work states like Texas," noted Perry, who is also a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. a. Obama's economic policies are pushing the country to be more like the California people are leaving and less like the Texas they're flocking to. b. "Every dream program that the administration embraces — cap and trade, massive taxes on the rich, high-speed rail — is either in place or on the drawing boards" in California,… a substantial new tax on the "rich" … the state is regulation happy… per-capita spending in California has climbed 42% from 2000 to 2010, 4. Last year, Texas recorded 3.3% state GDP growth, and the year before that it was 5.2%, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. California's growth was just 2% in 2011 and 1.7% in 2010. 5. Since the recession ended in June 2009, Texas has created more than twice as many new jobs as California, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, while California's unemployment rate is an astonishingly high 10.2%, the jobless rate in Texas is 6.8%, well below the national average. 6. Texans have also seen faster wage growth than Californians. Between 2008 and 2011, median hourly wages climbed 8% in Texas, but just 5.7% in California, BLS data show. And while per-capita personal income climbed 1.3% in Texas during that time, it fell by almost 1% in California, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 7. Despite its substantial government spending programs, California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, with 23.5% of its population counted as poor, according to a new Census Bureau measure of poverty, which tries to better account for taxes, government benefit programs, cost of living differences, and other factors. The poverty rate in Texas is 16.5%. 8. Despite spending less on education, Texas students vastly outperform those in California schools, according to a study by McKinsey & Co. Not only do students do better overall on math and reading, but Texas does a far better job educating its Latino, black and poor students than California. As the study noted, "Texas outperforms California in terms of achievement despite similar demographics, lower GDP per capita, and lower per-pupil spending." 9. According to Census data, California lost half a million people to other states between 2007 and 2010. Texas, on the other hand, gained 394,000. 10. The public may have voted to give Obama a second term. But many people in California are voting with their feet, leaving the state that's already put in place policies Obama has promised to keep pushing for four more years.” Obama Policies Copy Moribund California Instead Of Texas - Investors.com Should one wonder what kind of dim-wits could have voted for those policies? Oh…right, or should I say “Left”….Pods. Not thinking individuals: Pod People. Yes indeed….the IQ of a Brussels Sprout. Raise you leaf, Pods.