California Democrats stampede businesses to other states

Funny thing, they probably have no clue why anyone would want to leave

For years California conservatives have been warning the state’s Democrats and liberal Republicans that the damage they were doing to business would soon cause a mass exodus elsewhere.

Now even CNN notices the rumbling hooves headed to other states;

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.

Naturally, Governors like Rick Perry of Texas aren’t waiting around for these businesses to make up their minds; he’s been actively courting businesses to jump ship, causing cities like Vernon, California no small amount of angst and anger in radio ads aiming to tell Texas “Don’t Mess with Our Jobs”, as if having a better climate for people to do business was something Texas should be blamed for, rather than emulated.

And California’s Democrat legislators lash out at Texas, instead of considering making their state friendlier to business;

Officials in California reacted sharply to Texas’ effort. A spokesman for state Treasurer Bill Lockyer called Texas’ job hunting effort in California “bogus.” According to the L. A. Times, the official said: “Texas has had about as much success capturing California jobs as Elmer Fudd did when he hunted Bugs Bunny. And the governor won’t have any better luck preying on Vernon.”

See, California businesses are “prey” to the apparently evil Texas. How dare Texas create a climate friendly to business, while California under Democrat rule does exactly the opposite? The gall!

California goes way beyond merely being a “Liberal” state, it’s ruled by hard-core ideological leftists who care not a whit whether people actually work for a living unless somehow the fruits of the people’s labor somehow enrich Democrats. As in; belong to a union who “pays to play”, or who needs you?

Well, the people of California elected these Democrats, and now get to reap what they’ve sown. Californians rejected a proposition that would temporarily roll back the job killing “California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006“; they’ve voted in an endless string of propositions that lock in mandatory non-discretional spending on a multitude of projects and causes; and at the same time, they’ve rejected every permanent tax increase that’s come down the line.

Californians want it all and don’t want to have to pay more for it.

It’s not like they didn’t have any warning the stampede of fleeing businesses was coming. Joseph Vranich, the Business Relocation Coach, has been warning California for years this was coming. In fact, he was quoted in the CNN article linked above from this post, where he says no one even knows for sure exactly how many jobs have fled the state [my emphasis];

Our losses are occurring at an accelerated rate. Also, no one knows the real level of activity because smaller companies are not required to file layoff notices with the state. A conservative estimate is that only 1 out of 5 company departures becomes public knowledge, which means California may suffer more than 1,000 disinvestment events this year. The capital directed to out-of-state or out-of-country, while difficult to calculate, is nonetheless in the billions of dollars.The top five destinations are (1) Texas, (2) Arizona, (3) Colorado, (4) Nevada and Utah tied; and (5) Virginia and North Carolina tied.Based on the legislature’s recent rejection of business-friendly legislation and Sacramento’s implementation of additional regulations, signs are that California’s hostility towards business will only worsen.

Now the rub for the rest of the country; President Obama, along with his ideological cronies, are trying to do the same thing nationally.

Where will businesses flee if he’s successful? And, if Obama and the Democrats are successful, where will our jobs be?


I’m too damn old to learn Chinese.

Crossposted to Unified Patriots

About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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3 Responses to California Democrats stampede businesses to other states

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  2. ericpoysr44 says:

    You are 100% RIGHT!!! The Liberal Officials & Liberal activist/people in California just DON’T want to admit that their policies HURT/KILL BUSINESS!!!! Just like Mr OBALLAH(MUSLIM,COMMIE) they just like/NEED to BLAME EVERYONE ELSE but….THEMSELVES!!! Let the businesses leave & then they will MAYBE SEE THE LIGHT that when they KEEP VOTING IN THE SAME TRASH, they will get the SAME GARBAGE BACK!!! “WE THE PEOPLE” of the OTHER SMARTER States SHOULD NOT BAIL OUT CALIFORNIA FOR THEIR DUMBA$$ LIBERAL JOB KILLING POLICIES!!! Let them FALL OFF & SINK INTO THE OCEAN….ABYSS!!!! 😉

  3. hemp says:

    By July 12 2011 12 51 PM ET California companies including PayPal have been expanding or relocating outside the Golden State. PayPal recently opened a facility in Arizona.NEW YORK CNNMoney — Buffeted by high taxes strict regulations and uncertain state budgets a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.And governors around the country smelling blood in the water have stepped up their courtship of California companies. Officials in states like Florida Texas Arizona and Utah are telling California firms how business-friendly they are in comparison.

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