Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Primer: Texas and Ohio Dem Primaries

The Wall Street Journal has a great analysis piece on the differences between Texas (strong economy and employment, right to work state, pro-NAFTA) and Ohio (Union jobs moved to other states).

Texas v. Ohio:

So tomorrow the eyes of America will be on these two states moving in different directions. Ohio has an economy burdened by high taxes and work rules that impose heavy costs on employers. Texas embraces free trade, keeps taxes low, doesn't impose unions on business and has tooled itself for 21st century global competition. Ohioans may not like to hear this, but for any company considering where to locate a new plant or move an existing one, the choice between Ohio and Texas isn't even a close call.