During tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly took a closer look at the “tale of two Americas,” or rather, the differences between Texas and California. O’Reilly visited Texas over the Thanksgiving weekend and will be traveling to California next week. He said these two states signify the clash that is taking place in the United States right now.
Texas voted for Mitt Romney in the election by about 1.3 million votes. Meanwhile, California voted for President Obama by about 2.3 million votes. Both states have more minority voters than white voters, but Texas is predominantly conservative and California is dominated by liberals.
There is no state income tax in Texas and it’s a place where most people want government to stay out of their lives. Debt in the Lone Star state is $40 billion dollars and they have a balanced budget amendment. By contrast, California owes $167 billion dollars and is running an annual deficit of about $9 billion dollars.