Texas leads in US exports for 10th year in a row

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    Jealous much? Bet you really hate the fact that it's a conservative state.

    Oh.....and you better eat your lunch before the fly's eat it all.
     
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    US manufacturing sectors running trade surpluses:

    - Civil aerospace
    - Aircraft and marine engines
    - Industrial machinery and engines
    - Agricultural, excavating and drilling/oilfield machinery
    - Medical equipment
    - Semiconductors
    - Measuring, testing and laboratory instruments
    - Railway equipment
    - Finished metal shapes
    etc.

    Trade deficit:
    - Automotive vehicles
    - Telecommunications
    - Computers
    - Electrical equipment
    - Crude Oil (60% of overall goods & services trade deficit)
    - Chemicals
    - Pharmaceutical preparations
    - Household appliances, TVs, forniture, toys, textile, jewelry...
    etc.
     
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    Gasoline is the number one export.
     
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    ...and bravo for that. :clap2:
     
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    Jealous of what? Texas is number one in minimum wage jobs, uninsured workers, most EPA violations for clean air and clean water, most children living in poverty, highest number of dropouts. The state is a cesspool. A few rich and the rest poor, and living in poverty.

    This America, is the Republican vision for the future of the country. Vote for them and you vote for this.
     
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    Petroleum is certainly up there in the top exports but it was not the top export in 2010. Of course it may not be now since the price of petroleum products are increasing.

    Note: I assume gas is a merchandise since it has been refined from oil.

    Texas: Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment on Texas Business
     
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    Texas is near the top (if not on the top) of job creation. Many, many companies choose to relocate there. And why is that?

    A lot of it has to do with the low wages in a RTW state. There are simply more people willing to work for sub-standard wages.

    Another reason is because of their Workers Comp laws that heavily favor the employers at the expense of the workers. The more they screw the workers the better the profit margin for companies.

    Last year a Texas cop was shot point blank by a shotgun while on duty. A helicopter was called to get him the fastest transport to the hospital which may have saved his life. Yet the Workers Comp insurance said the helicopter was not "medically necessary" so the cop would be responsible for the cost.

    Insult to Injury: Texas Workers' Comp System Denies, Delays Medical Help - Magazine - ABA Journal

    Screwing workers increases the profit margin of companies in Texas so I can see why companies want to relocate there. And I don't blame them. But I'm shocked that the voters there would continue to stand for it.
     

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