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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:41 PM

It's definitely early days. . .

but I can't help but wonder if there will be an exodus of sorts from Texas. Not only women who might be seeking abortions but men, women, and families deciding that this is most definitely the thin end of the wedge and that it's too risking to remain in Texas. Many people are already working remotely, which might very well open up opportunities for people to leave for more welcoming communities.

And employees who might seek transfers out of the state, or people actively looking for new jobs outside of Texas.

And then, the economic and political knock-on effects.

Definitely too early to speculate, but another post made me think about this aspect.

And what happens when so-called whistleblowers - in East Germany, Cuba, and elsewhere they were known as spies for the Stasi, DGI, and others during the Cold War - start turning on Republicans? It's not as if Republican women don't have abortions, so, for a $10,000 bounty, they'd be fair game.

There will be lawsuits and restraining orders, etc., but this could get very ugly very fast.

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markie Sep 4 #3
Jerry2144 Sep 4 #4
hamsterjill Sep 4 #5
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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:43 PM

1. I've never been to Texas, and there is zero chance I will ever go there or do business there.

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 04:52 PM

2. It's already ugly but it's gonna get downright hideous!

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 05:15 PM

3. I had to go out today...

most everywhere I went there was talk of Texas... I am livid, generally people are upset... if let stand in Texas, it will spread

I spent lots of time in Texas for work... I enjoyed it... lucky I no longer work on the road (although DiMassi's- in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio- was awesome!)

I would go if I had to for work but would not support in any way I could avoid

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 05:28 PM

4. I never lived there

but visited a couple of times. It was too medieval for my liking. No alcohol sales on Sundays, strict blue laws, too many CINOs (Christians in Name Only). If I were in a job hunt today, I would only work in Texass or any other southern state for a rate of 4-5 times market rate. It was hell when I lived in FL, SC, and KY.

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 07:45 PM

5. I don't think that many people will leave.

So many of us have dependent family members, etc. A myriad of reasons.

What I do think is going to make the biggest impact IMHO are going to be the future tech companies (and others) who choose not to locate to Texas, and make a public statement as to why.

Boycotting existing Texas companies will not have much of an impact in my thinking unless consumers voice their dissatisfaction along with following through with boycotting and reminding the company leadership on a regular basis.

Greg Abbutt needs to be made directly responsible for current Texas prosperity declining because of his ridiculous religious views intent on controlling what people do in their bedrooms.

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 07:48 PM

6. I have moved 4 families from California to Texas last year

One couple which I pack to move to Texas moved back recently saying Texas is crazy. I wonder about the other 3 who are techies. One was a Jewish family’s with school age kids, another was an Asian Indian family and the other was a white family.

I wonder how they survived the storms in the winter and now seeing the crazy laws being passed?

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