California voters have got to be some of the most ignorant voters in the United States.
They continually elect the likes of Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Henry Waxman.
Our State legislature is loaded with tax and spend liberals and everyone wonders why are we among the states at the top of the unemployed?
Why do companies large and small leave the state and frequently the country in search of a more favorable business climate?
When the voters chose Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman for governor the hand writing was on the wall. California’s economy already in dire straights was headed for the economic abyss.
What is it with California voters and those they continue electing to abuse them that keep them from understanding Jim’s Law?
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C and I approve this message.
The spat over jobs between Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California keeps smoldering.
Earlier this month Mr. Perry went to California on a recruiting trip and told businesses that Texas is where they belong. With typical Texas swagger, Mr. Perry boasted at an event in San Francisco that the Golden State is “looking at our backside.” He especially angered Mr. Brown by suggesting in media ads that Californians should high tail it out of the state and move to Texas. This prompted Mr. Brown to dismiss the radio ad as “a fart.”
But last week Mr. Perry got more ammunition for his contention that the Lone Star state is more business-friendly. First, a report by KCRA News in California found that two dozen more companies have committed to leaving California in the months ahead. Says Joe Vranich, a business-relocation advisor in California, “Businesses keep moving to cut costs, but Sacramento does nothing to solve the problem.” Entire article below.
Meanwhile, the Greater Austin (Texas) Chamber of Commerce reported a spike in California companies inquiring about moving operations to Texas. An article in the Austin Statesman Newspaper reported that “Californians seem responsive to Texas’ low tax message, especially since the most recent state election in November, when income and sales taxes increases were approved by California’s voters in a measure called Proposition 30.” Dave Porter, a vice president at the Austin Chamber, told the Statesman: “We have had a spike of double or triple the amount of normal (business relocation) activity since the November election in California.”
Mr. Perry even went after the crown jewel of the California economy, Silicon Valley, by meeting with business leaders there. His pitch: if you’ve had enough of the rich- and big-business bashing via high taxes, come to Texas. Mr. Porter says: “I think the tech companies there have had enough. We are seeing mid-sized tech companies say, ‘This is it.’”
Mr. Perry is trying to capitalize on the decision by California voters back in November to approve Mr. Brown’s income tax hike, which raises the highest rate in California to 13.3 percent. In Texas the rate is zero, because there is no income tax. California manufacturers are also leaving because of the state’s absurd cap and trade tax system, which taxes in-state production in California.
How many California businesses will leave for Texas is still an open question. Last year Austin lured Visa Inc. to relocate from California, bringing 800 jobs to the Texas capital city. But Visa received nearly $10 million in subsidies and other tax abatements.
Mr. Perry is quick to say—though many question his sincerity—that he wants California to succeed and that Sacramento politicians should turn around the business-hostile policies. Given the big win by Democrats in the state in November and with Republicans now entirely out of power, the Democrats’ budget and tax plans are unstoppable. The great California raid is on, and expect other states from Nevada to Michigan to Idaho to join the plundering.