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Posted on 07/12/2011 9:19:49 PM PDT by Steelers6Edited on 07/12/2011 9:22:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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.
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It’s just sad, really. California could be a world power if they were their own nation, let alone a state in the USA. Yet, they are the best example of liberalism run amok since the USSR.
Californians ask, “Where is John Galt?”
If they were a nation, they’d be Greece.
Oh how I wish there was a way to make ONLY the liberals suffer for their abject stupidity. Sad thing is, they’re destroying all of the good conservatives in that state. Liberals are a cancer on whatever society they infest themselves in!
These f-ing idiots destroy whatever they touch. I wish there was an island...maybe a state where all these f-ing Marxists could be placed on. Let them live by their collectivism and Marxism. These POS wouldn’t survive without conservatives bailing their a$$es out!
I’ve even noticed in television that more and more of the production is taking place in Georgia instead of California. It’s rather ironic since Hollywood helped rot away the state with its liberalism.
This Californian is asking "directions to Irving, Texas?"
No kidding, I am quitting my childhood home and headed for Tx. In the next few months. I am looking at properties there over the next 2-4 weeks.
Irving works for me since I travel a lot and want to be as close to the airport as possible. And real estate is CHEAP!
Must have forgotten about Illinois Quinn :(
california would have been better off keeping greyout davis.
Sad thing is, theyre destroying all of the good conservatives in that state.
These f-ing idiots destroy whatever they touch. I wish there was an island...maybe a state where all these f-ing Marxists could be placed on. Let them live by their collectivism and Marxism. These POS wouldnt survive without conservatives bailing their a$$es out!
Friend of mine was in Frisco last week for a national bicycle race at their velodrome. It was 105 in the day and 95 at night. That’s pretty rough for us Bay Area folk who are used to low to mid 50s at night during the summer time. I lived weather like that for 7 years in Missouri don’t think I could do it again.
I hate the class warfare idiots. They hurt (knowingly so) those that they pompously proclaim to protect. The only people who gain are those who cynically manipulate the citizenry.
Low (or no) taxes on corporations enables them to reinvest, whether it be capital as in equipment; which in turn leads to growth which in turn leads to employment.
I'm not a wealthy person. Working class people need to understand and to be educated that healthy corporations are beneficial to their living standards, not harmful.
Among its goals will be to reverse the perception that California is business-unfriendly.
They hope to change the perception, they sure in hell aren't going to change the fact that they are business-unfriendly. This, of course, requires a new agency...or department or whatever. i.e. more government.
I’ve heard of a couple of this fleeing companies trampling illegal aliens that were fleeing Arizona to go to California. LOL!!! We needs some traffic control.
Actually, there was a report circulating that said we were in worse shape than Greece. I think it was on Zero Hedge.
Giving up the climate and convenience for so many things and places (beach, mountains, desert, etc.) is tough.
But I lived in the DFW area on and off for 3 years or so and I was able to do OK.
And California has made it crystal clear it doesn’t want me — hard work is punished and sloth and criminality rewarded.
There are now more people in the wagon than pulling it. I won’t pull any more.
I can believe it. I think Kalipornia leaders are even more in denial
The biggest problem in CA is that our taxes are too low. If our pols could just figure a way to get enough of our money, they could solve all of our problems.
Come on over, friend. Texas is where it’s at!!! Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Amarillo, etc. are all doing very well compared to the rest of the USA. Yes, it’s hot and sticky in the summers, but free enterprise and private business are alive and thriving in the Lone Star state. Bring your talent, your skill, your hard work and help make us stronger every day!!!
They keep saying that things cannot get any worse and that the liberals will wake up and throw the Democrats out themselves.
Yea right. They have been saying that for 20 years.
I’m real happy I live in Texas, and I’m not sure I want any of you Californians moving here. You guys already screwed up Colorado and Montana. We don’t need you screwing Texas up too.
Maybe we should give every person moving from California, NY, Michigan, Illinois, and every New England state a test to see if they know what the constitution says.
To tell the truth, I think I would rather deal with illegals from Mexico instead of idiots from California.
Remember that Irving Tx is like part of Dallas now. You are welcomed though. We just got rid of our bad Mayor Herbert Gears “friend of ACORN” and replaced him with Mayor Beth Van Duyne, the conservative blonde bombshell.
“That is about to change, at least if Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has anything to say about it. Newsom is developing a plan to address the state’s economic Achilles heels, and build on its strengths. It will be unveiled at the end of July.”
Oh please! Look in the mirror Gav...California’s Achilles Heel is You, the Governor, the State Legislature, AQMD, CARB, EPA, All Unions, etc...
And you fine folk are a large part of why am looking forward to my move.
The time I spent in TX was always great because of the people there. Stereotypes of Texans being insular are just wrong — they are the warmest and most helpful and welcoming people I have had the pleasure to be with.
And that Texas stubbornness is a joy to behold. I am sure it comes as no surprise to you that in Texas I saw my first “home made offramp” from the highway when there was an accident blocking traffic. A bunch of trucks just pulled off and made a ramp across the berm to the frontage road, followed by many.
>>Im real happy I live in Texas, and Im not sure I want any of you Californians moving here.<<
Well, I hope you will put up with me and my 6 figure income and strong work ethic. I will try to make it worth your while somehow...
“To tell the truth, I think I would rather deal with illegals from Mexico instead of idiots from California”.
I understand your viewpoint. However, those fleeing CA are the fiscally productive according to the article (you read it?). Not sure you can say that about the onslaught of friendly amigos you wax favorably about.
I wish your son all the best.
Hearing stories like that of your Son really does break my heart. California could be economic power house (and it was for many years), but liberal policies and regulations are killing that state. This is why a good many businesses are moving to States like Florida and Texas...where people know how to treat employers!
As I said, I wish there was a magic way to make JUST the liberals suffer the effects of their destructive policies.
Sure, but like I said, do not be insulted if we give you a constitution test...LOL
I reallly wish we could do that.
Hey, the Supreme Court only said a state we cannot give a test to a person to see if they are qualified to vote.
They never said anything about whether or not we can test those who want to move here.
After all, we should have a right to check everyone’s patriotic credentials before we allow them to move in.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Yea, but no one looks for missing illegals....
Just sayins is all.
There is a lot of desert ground out there, and ants can clean up the environment real fast.
“To tell the truth, I think I would rather deal with illegals from Mexico instead of idiots from California.”
If we had gotten our butts kicked as hard as you did by a much of illegals at the Alamo, at least we wouldn’t brag about it.
>>After all, we should have a right to check everyones patriotic credentials before we allow them to move in.
Wouldnt you agree?
I am OK with that! I think I would do pretty well, especially since Texas (and my workplace here in VA) are the strongest supporters of the most important Amendments: 1, 2, 9 and 10. (yeah the rest of the BOR are pretty good, but without 1 and 2 we have nothing and 9 and 10 tells the feds to leave the freedoms to our States and People!).
Do I pass? ;) :)
There's the classic trade-off--parasites flooding in, entrepreneurs scrambling to get out.
California gets what it has coming.
Not bad, but we will have to make sure you were not peaking on someones elses paper...
“They hope to change the perception...”
Well, if the problem didn’t exist, the perception would just take care of itself, right? Wouldn’t it be better to address the root cause? What am I missing here?
Actually, that was a bunch of Kentuckians that got slaughtered, but they were a bit over matched.
The real Texans, my ancestors, got revenge for them volunteers from the East and kicked Santa Anna’s ass.
You might need a history test before you are allowed to move to Texas my FRiend.
“California gets what it has coming.”
Backatcha! So do you, wherever you live! Do you live in the South? Have a nice flood!
Or maybe you live in the midwest. Have a nice tornado! And an even better crop failure!
Eastern Seaboard — Dig those trendy flash mobs!
Florida, the Carolinas — Can’t wait for video from the next hurricane!
New England? The Kennedys have plenty of kids coming up to run for public office! How fun for you!
Best of luck with all that! You deserve it!
People don’t like high taxes, over regulations and all powerful labor unions?
Who’d of thunk it?
Oh, now they weren’t TEXANS?!?!?!
I’d love to hear you stand up and announce that the defenders of the Alamo weren’t Texans at one of your cow-pie-on-the-floor bars.
“Im not sure I want any of you Californians moving here. “
“To tell the truth, I think I would rather deal with illegals from Mexico instead of idiots from California.”
Ever hear of a guy named Jim Robinson...AKA Jim Thompson?
I understand he’s a Californian.
Just because the libs took over doesn’t mean everyone is a lib.
You hotshots down there in Texas have Austin. And you can keep it too.
Hey I think in heart they were Texans, but you are the one that started besmirching my ancestors for the Alamo defeat.
I just wanted you to understand that while they may have been Texans in their hearts, they were Kentuckians who had families back home and planned on returning if they did not die. So they would have died Kentuckians even if they lived to be 100.
My ancestors died Texans in Texas long after the war was won.
I do believe that we could give Jim a waiver on that test.
But no one else.
Yes, it is a shame because Cali has a wonderful climate and beautiful scenery. I used to summer in Cali near Monterey as a child—wonderful childhood memories.
Son will be OK—he’s getting great experience in silicon valley and can move on later, but it is sad that one of the greatest states in the Union has been so ravaged by progressives and radicals that talented folk and companies feel like they are under siege while doing business in Cali.
When Arnold was elected, I thot things would improve Really illuminates how economy is worse under a RINO administration.
Not to worry, the people who are left in California can always “meditate”.
“but you are the one that started besmirching my ancestors for the Alamo defeat.”
Only after you started besmirching me and my fellow living, breathing Californians for the defeat of our state at the hands of the same enemy.
They should come to Central Florida. The Space Coast would be a really good place now that Obama has destroyed NASA. They would love it.
You do realize I am pulling your leg right?