Re "Pity Rick Perry; his big state has big needs" (Editorials, Feb. 6): You boasted that California has "great weather and stunning mountains, beaches and deserts" to help create jobs. But what is it really doing?
Not much, according to the 2012 Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities Index, which measures jobs, pay and the technology sector to determine which cities are best at creating and sustaining economic growth. Now I will be the first to point out that the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area does hold the number one spot on the index. On the other hand, California only has two cities in the top 25, compared to seven for Texas. Furthermore, Texas holds 11 of the top 50, while California only has four.
Where does Sacramento sit? One hundred and eighty-eight. Everything is better in Texas. Now y'all take care.
-- Houston M. York, San Marcos, Tex.