TX oil production soars as CA drops

July 11, 2013

By John Seiler

Energy production jobs are good, middle-class manufacturing jobs. Texas is reveling in the creation of such jobs. California is against them, favoring instead two kinds of jobs: high-tech jobs for those with IQs higher than 180. “Service” jobs that pay minimum wage.

Fuelfix.com writes:

“In March, Texas oil production reached its highest level since 1984. That month, the Lone Star State pumped more than 74 million barrels of crude from the ground, which means if Texas were a country, it would be one of the 15 largest oil producers in the world….

“Texas’ oil output has doubled in less than three years, putting it in the ranks of OPEC heavy-hitters like Venezuela, Kuwait and Nigeria.”

Here’s a graph of Texas’ surging oil production.

Texas crude oil production

By contrast, here’s a graph of California’s oil production:


That’s just pathetic.

Meanwhile, the cost of living keeps going up throughout California, especially the cost of housing.

The idea is to drive out as many middle-class people as possible, leaving behind only digital oligarch in Silicon Valley and San Francisco; government workers with their massive pay, perks and pensions; and peons serving the first two classes while living in hovels.


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  1. loufca
    loufca 11 July, 2013, 12:15

    You can thank the San Francisco cabal for this…. Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Brown, etc.

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  2. Sean Morham SIlver
    Sean Morham SIlver 11 July, 2013, 15:59

    When silicon business conditions worsen and they will, what happens…what is left to pay the costs of governance?

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  3. us citizen
    us citizen 11 July, 2013, 18:26

    I just wish the govt would have an IQ of even 100.

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  4. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 12 July, 2013, 11:55

    How about showing some pay scales for comparable jobs in Texas and CA. You keep bragging about these middle-class jobs in Texas. Let us see what these jobs pay and let us know what percentage of the total Texas population is employed in these terrific middle class jobs.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 14 July, 2013, 20:22

    Saw…Kali is full of service jobs…dead enders…running a juicer at 6:30 a.m. for a lib’s fountain of youth drink!

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