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Magazine mocks California as "the Venezuela of North America"
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/13/10 | Tom Abate

Posted on 05/13/2010 12:22:14 PM PDT by SmithL

When it comes to business climate, California ranks last among the states according to the latest attack on the rules and red tape despised by the respondents to a survey by CEO Magazine.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: antibusiness; bananarepublic; california; californication; failedstates; goldenstate; killthegoldengoose; nannystate; pitchforktime
Texify California?
1 posted on 05/13/2010 12:22:15 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Neutron bomb the place and start over.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 12:23:53 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SmithL

They should be outraged...in Venezuela...


3 posted on 05/13/2010 12:23:55 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: SmithL

More like the Greece of North America.


4 posted on 05/13/2010 12:24:30 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: SmithL

5 posted on 05/13/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: cicero2k
More like the Greece of North America.

More like a suburb of Mexico with a touch of Greece economy attached.

6 posted on 05/13/2010 12:27:07 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SmithL

I am on hold with BART, thousands of employees making $100K plus for leaving me on hold for 15 minutes.

Screw Government jobs. A few cops a zoning office and a city counsel, that’s it. Privatize the rest!


7 posted on 05/13/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: SmithL

Read the comments, for example:

If California is the new Venezuela, then Texas would be the new China. Overpopulated, fear driven and completely environmentally unsound.

37 Million Californians can’t be wrong.

CEO rag is all about anti tax, pro business BS. California will always be light-years ahead of Texas for one simple reason. Texas is a complete DUMP.

The US Chamber of Commerce, like that CEO rag, is obsessed with ridding our country of environmental regulations and civil rights, two ares where California leads the nation, if not the world. Of course these swine want to get rid of our progressive politics, but that’s just so they can turn CA into Somalia.


8 posted on 05/13/2010 12:27:47 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: SmithL
By contrast, Texas, the second-most populous state and the world’s 12th largest economy, is where 70 percent of all new U.S. jobs have been created since 2008. Unsurprisingly, it scores high in all the areas CEOs value most. “You feel like state government understands the value of business and industry to create jobs and growth,” observed one CEO.

Friendly people with positive attitudes who have an understanding of personal responsibility makes for a great State and business climate for job growth!

9 posted on 05/13/2010 12:30:01 PM PDT by avacado
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To: C19fan

California is already an economic Somalia.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 12:30:27 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SmithL
I've lived in CA for a very long time although I wasn't born here. There is an attitude among California elites of superiority to all other regions of the US, with the possible exception of New England. These elites (Marin & LA County types) save their worst scorn for Texas. They despise Texas like you wouldn't believe. These people are in agony now and I'm having a blast watching them implode. I enjoy going to Texas. I like the people there and I also like the people in NC and VA as well. They are pretty much the same type of people in those places as TX.

Liberalism is in it's death throws but it will take a while. It's interesting that those states in the best shape are conservative (Red) and those in the worst shape liberal (blue). This is driving the liberals crazy. I love it.

What California has going for it is weather and the physical environment. If it wasn't for that, the state would be in even worse shape than it is.
11 posted on 05/13/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: SmithL

so true


12 posted on 05/13/2010 12:35:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: C19fan
If California is the new Venezuela, then Texas would be the new China. Overpopulated, fear driven and completely environmentally unsound.

Texas is not over-populated, except with liberals.

37 Million Californians can’t be wrong

No, but the majority can be.

13 posted on 05/13/2010 12:37:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: avacado

Kalipornicrats don’t care if their state becomes Zimbabwe as long as its got legal pot, is gay friendly and has D’s in charge.


14 posted on 05/13/2010 12:39:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: C19fan
California will always be light-years ahead of Texas for one simple reason. Texas is a complete DUMP.

Yep-- a 'DUMP' with low unemployment, no state tax, affordable housing, fairly conservative and pretty friendly residents. BTW---the Hill Country and East Tx. are rather quite scenic too. But enjoy Ca. while you still have a job. (not you c19)

15 posted on 05/13/2010 12:40:46 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: SmithL


Magazine mocks California as “the Venezuela of North America”

CEO Magazine is late.
About 15 years ago, Newsweek magazine (IIRC) had an article about the
collapsing infrastructure (e.g., public school system) of California.
The article’s title was so good I sent a copy to my brother and sister-in-law
who were working in life sciences at one of the major universities in Mississippi.
The title of course was:

“The Mississippification of California”


16 posted on 05/13/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by VOA
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To: truthguy

Liberalism is in it’s death throws but it will take a while. It’s interesting that those states in the best shape are conservative (Red) and those in the worst shape liberal (blue). This is driving the liberals crazy. I love it.

The Liberal Train stops in Detroit, its ultimate cosmic destination. Yea, watching the self anointed elites sweat the idiocy of their beliefs is fun to watch, but painful to live through. Maybe in NOV America can pull the scabbed bandage that is the Dem party off hard and fast and real healing (economic, psychic and spiritual) can begin to occur?


17 posted on 05/13/2010 12:43:50 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: C19fan

Texas is a dump?? Really? Compared to California? You mean, the state with more liberal fools, welfare recipients, crime, and double wide trailer parks than any state west of Florida?

You, sir, give mental retardation a bad name. Your misinformed opinion is exactly why Texas is laughing their collective butts off at California, while most of the sane people in California are moving to Texas in droves.

Get a friggin’ clue, retard.


18 posted on 05/13/2010 12:45:31 PM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: C19fan

12 more firms on ‘Leaving California’ list

http://thebusinessrelocationcoach.blogspot.com/2010/05/updated-again-californias-hostile.html

America’s Layoff Capitals

http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/12/california-new-york-chicago-business-washington-layoff-capitals_slide.html

Six of top ten cities for layoffs in the U.S.
Los Angeles-Long Beach - 15,055
New York City - 14,600
Chicago - [didn’t give number]
Riverside-San Bernadin-Ontario - [didn’t give number]
San Francisco - 7,000
San Diego - 3,000 [at least]
San Jose - 3,000 [at least]
Sacarmento - 3,000 [at least]
[not named]
[not named]


19 posted on 05/13/2010 12:48:06 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: SmithL

And to think that before chronic DemoLiberal “governance” in California, it’s economy was more robust than many countries...many small countries put together...Now look at it...It’s pathetic...There will be epidemic starvation in California cities soon.


20 posted on 05/13/2010 12:50:24 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Spktyr
Neutron bomb the place and start over.

While I find it hard to disagree with your "medicine"...
I sure would appreciate a heads up!!!
'hack

21 posted on 05/13/2010 12:52:36 PM PDT by dynamitehack (This tagline is experiencing technical difficulties. Please be patient while we assess the problem!)
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To: MGMSwordsman


Texas is a dump?? Really? Compared to California?

I happen to be a flyover-country guy who somehow got a technical job
at UCLA during 1995-2005.

When Dubya was running against Gore, The Los Angeles Times ran front
page articles with one recurring theme:
Texas is the an-s of Planet Earth and it’s all the fault of George W. Bush.

When Enron rolled California, despite the inconvenience, I smiled to
myself and said for the smug b@$tards at the LA Times and those that continually
vote for Waxman, Feinstein, Boxer and other Democratic-Socialists in CA...
“Pride goeth before a fall”.

California is a beautiful place, but it’s committing suicide.
And with Obama in charge, the rest of the USA is following ever
close behind.


22 posted on 05/13/2010 12:56:18 PM PDT by VOA
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To: SmithL

The only flaw with Lex Luthor’s plan is that it didn’t sink enough of CA into the ocean.


23 posted on 05/13/2010 12:58:20 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SmithL


Texify California?

Trouble is Texans ain’t gonna’ move to California.
And too many Californians move to places like Oregon, Colorado
and dear G-d, even Texas.

And like the “Massholes” that leave Massachussetts for places like
Vermont and New Hampshire to escape high taxes and crime...they almost
invariably crap up the places they move to.


24 posted on 05/13/2010 1:00:48 PM PDT by VOA
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To: jessduntno
YOU NAILED IT ON THE HEAD!!!

I hardly think that even Chavez could endure craziness of Kalifornia!!

25 posted on 05/13/2010 1:09:15 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: VOA
And too many Californians move to places like Oregon, Colorado and dear G-d, even Texas.

Actually, you can narrow it down even further: it is the SF Bay area liberal idiots and LA idiots who constitute the pestilence. I used to live in the Sacramento area, which, despite the part-time residency of some of the governmental libtards, was a conservative "cowtown". I watched as SF Bay Area leftwing morons, having installed policies which left the cost of living in the Bay Area impossible to meet, moved into the Sac area by the thousands, driving up real estate prices and bringing waves of strip malls with them. Companies like Intel moved most of their operations from the SF Bay area to Sacramento to avoid the high costs and brought a lot of the SF retards with them. Sacramento is now a liberal haven.

So, all of you in the rest of the 49 states who hate to see Californians come in, you really only need to worry if they are from the SF area, LA, or (now) Sacramento. If they are from anywhere else, they are probably conservatives trying to escape socialism.
26 posted on 05/13/2010 1:13:52 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: VOA

In the 1820s my family began buying and moving hides from the Vallejo, Castro and other ranches in California to the emerging industries in New England. Now, I have left California, never to return to live. I believe the immigrants from the East Coast have done more than the illegals to ruin the state.

The Davis Mountains in Texas may not be the Sierra Nevadas, but they sure smell nice to me.


27 posted on 05/13/2010 1:51:53 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: SmithL

I thought we were promised California would fall into the ocean by now?


28 posted on 05/13/2010 1:52:52 PM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: Melchior
The Davis Mountains in Texas may not be the Sierra Nevadas, but they sure smell nice to me.

A drop dead gorgeous area with a great climate. And nobody knew about it...until you opened your mouth ;>)

29 posted on 05/13/2010 1:57:31 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: truthguy
Yes, California has had an elitist attitude for decades!

If the states ever secede from the Federal govt (as is their right) then I'll be going to one of the new free states, I imagine Texas will be the first one to secede. They have a few years experience at being their own country.

LA looks like a DUMP to me!

They have more per capita morons an un-American anti-Americans that probably any other state.

Texas is as close to what America has been in the past 230 years or so. Say what you will about Texicans, but they're patriotic.

30 posted on 05/13/2010 2:10:54 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: avacado
If I was starting a business, I’d MUCH rather start it in Texas.

Hmmmm....high cost of doing business, high taxes, insane and useless green laws, gangs running almost unchecked, spoiled entitlement employees, very high cost of living, laws restrictive to business in California compared to a good business climate and a large percentage of hard-working, patriotic workers in Texas....hmmm, which to choose, which to choose...

31 posted on 05/13/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: prophetic

Chavez had plans to take over California, but the people there are far too Leftist for him to govern!

;-)


32 posted on 05/13/2010 2:36:50 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: fr_freak
Same deal in KY. Leftist Lexington and Louisville versus the rest of the state that is patriotic.
33 posted on 05/13/2010 2:39:13 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: okie01

¡Doh!


34 posted on 05/13/2010 2:40:34 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Melchior


The Davis Mountains in Texas may not be the Sierra Nevadas, but they sure smell nice to me.

Haven’t ever been there, but have family friends that moved to Alpine.
They love it.


35 posted on 05/13/2010 3:01:02 PM PDT by VOA
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To: tflabo
I think the Hill Country is one of America's most beautiful places. I'd love to live there, especially in the spring.
36 posted on 05/13/2010 3:10:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: truthguy

Let’s not forget the California-Florida mutual disgust.


37 posted on 05/13/2010 6:07:07 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: VOA
California (I live there) has already committed suicide.

State government is simply in denial. It was insolvent back when they were issuing IOUs.

Really the only difference between California and the federal government is the federal government can print money legally.

Reality will have its way as it always eventually does.

Hang on for the ride...

38 posted on 05/13/2010 9:24:13 PM PDT by DB
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To: Melchior

Shhhhhh! Don’t let the cat out of the bag! Your post may have to be deleted for the sake of the area!


39 posted on 05/13/2010 9:42:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Melchior
....my family began buying and moving hides from the Vallejo, Castro and other ranches in California to the emerging industries in New England.

My great-grandfather, when a young twentyish man, got a job shooting buffalo for George Armstrong Custer. These white "scouts" (the Crow and Shoshoni scouts did the real "scout" work) kept the regiment in fresh meat, and they were dismissed overnight the night before Little Big Horn. My great-grandfather said they were told to take off by "an Italian officer", and sure enough, one of Custer's officers had an Italian name. They took the hint and survived.

One of my great-grandfather's companions (there is a group portrait of them somewhere in the family's possession) was a young guy, a Mexican californio. I don't have his full name, but my GGF called him "Kid Vallejo". The portrait was taken about 1875, and he will have been about 22 or so at that time, by the photo evidence, or a little younger as I recall.

40 posted on 05/14/2010 3:21:18 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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