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Can a Toyota get from California to Texas on single tank of gas? (Asking for a friend)

Can a Toyota get from California to Texas on single tank of gas? (Asking for a friend)

Adios, sayonara, adieu, and goodbye Californiya.

http://youtu.be/hgiJah7M_ac

Saw this “breaking news” last night on Twitter.

Toyota is leaving Southern California for Texas, via USA Today:

Toyota is moving its national headquarters from the Los Angeles suburbs to Plano, Texas.

It will create a sprawling campus north of Dallas that will bring together 4,000 employees from manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate operations around the country. It will also include Toyota Financial, its financing arm. A company statement says the automaker is trying to create a “One Toyota” vision for the U.S. and Canada.

With its worldwide headquarters in Japan, Toyota has operated in the U.S. for more than 50 years from Southern California. Most of the employees affected by the move work on a sprawling campus in Torrance. The move will begin in 2016.

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2nd Ammendment Mother | April 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Funny thing – just last week the Texas Tribune (funded by Soros) was braying that Perry’s poaching trips hadn’t brought any new businesses to Texas (which of course wasn’t factual in the first place)…. I think that puts another one in Perry’s win column.

I’ve been to Plano but my 2013 Corolla S hasn’t been there yet. Maybe in 2016 I’ll move to TX cuz I’m Stillinoyed.

Toyota wants to save some greenback ‘energy’.

Toyota moving out of California. That’s reality. Thus, it will be ignored here in California

huskers-for-palin | April 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm

another feather in Gov Perry’s cap. Anymore feathers, I’d call him “chief” (but the PC crowd might disapprove).

David R. Graham | April 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I am happy for Toyota that they are leaving CA, a fascist state where I grew up and graduated university. However, Texas’ water fundamentals are orders of magnitude less reassuring than are California’s. Plus, 4K+ members of a criminal organization posing as a political party moving into TX? Were I a principal of that criminal organization (e.g., Soros, Reid, Spielberg, Steyer) I would push all my capo regimes (CEOs) to accept Perry’s blandishments and move their operations to TX to overwhelm the place with the right sort of people. The fundamental, however, is water, just as it is in the Levant, and in that respect, long-term, CA, like Israel, is far better off than TX.

    Jazzizhep in reply to David R. Graham. | April 29, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Confusing post.

    However, Texas’ water fundamentals are orders of magnitude less reassuring than are California’s.

    What are the water “fundamentals” to which you are referring? And, why are CA fundamentals so much better than Tx?

    Plus, 4K+ members of a criminal organization posing as a political party moving into TX

    The article mentions 4,000 employees will be moving to TX. I assume that is where you got the number 4,000, but I am perplexed at how you determined they [Toyota employees] are a criminal organization. Even if I accept that they are a criminal enterprise, how in the world are they posing as a political party? If you had said they are a political party posing as Toyota employees, it would have at least made sense—as they claim to be employees.

    Were I a principal of that criminal organization (e.g., Soros, Reid, Spielberg, Steyer)

    So Reid, Soros et al work within the criminal organization known as Toyota employees?

    I [Reid, Soros et al] would push all my capo regimes (CEOs) to accept Perry’s blandishments and move their operations to TX to overwhelm the place with the right sort of people. The fundamental, however, is water, just as it is in the Levant, and in that respect, long-term, CA, like Israel, is far better off than TX.

    It seems as though you believe it is a good idea for companies to move to TX in order to turn it into a Democratic state. Well, it is a good idea except the water fundamentals in TX are not as good as CA. I am fairly confident that the big donors of liberal politics don’t really care what the water fundamentals look like in TX; as it is better for a poor water fundamental state to vote blue instead of a poor water fundamental state voting red (IMHO).

    California’s water fundamentals are that the legislature has created a water problem by reducing the reservoir supply. The weather may be lovely, but the political climate is polluted.

theduchessofkitty | April 28, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I say, bring Toyota’s jobs here to TX… and leave all its CA employees out to pasture…

“But, why?”

“You screwed up – you trusted them!” [“Them,” meaning the CA politicians who wrecked the sate beyond repair.]

There are 50 ways to leave your lover. Toyota finally found one of them.

Of the 4000 jobs that are moving from CA to TX, I suspect over 3500 of them will be filled by Texans. While the current CA employees will be welcomed to transfer to TX, I doubt most of them will be able to afford it (even if Toyota offered some financial assistance).

    Another Voice in reply to LCVRWC. | April 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    If they were to keep their position and earnings rate it would seem short sighted not to go or to at least attempt a opportunity to try it on. If they’re counting on Calf. to bring in replacement industry, they might not ever re-coop the same earning power. The cost of living and no state taxes would give them an immediate a 35 to 45% increase in purchasing power in Texas. The employees do have the benefit of 18 – 24 months, more than some have when their jobs get moved overseas or the company has to downsize because of the over regulated business economy.

2nd Ammendment Mother | April 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I won’t account for all California refugees, but the ones I know have quickly adopted the freedoms that Texas provides them and are happy to start having their conservative votes actually count for something more than a protest.

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