Somehow neglected in this article is the fact that Mexifornia will soon be speaking English as a second language.
Shove it, CA, you’re doomed. Just lay back and wait for the “big one”.
Give kalifornicator back to mexico.
Just wait until Utah or Texas is charged a Federal surtax to help the less fortunate states.
Soooo, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada are GOING to being ruined by the same people that ruined Mexifornia..
Those states had better put the National Guard on their borders..
The “disease” is spreading..
A certain radio personality repeatedly describes liberalism as a mental disorder. I always thought that was a nice read meat insult and never took it seriously...until recently. How else do you reconcile a whole state repeatedly shooting itself in the foot...on purpose!
I see the same mentality now taking over nationwide as Obama pursues the same illogical policies that knowingly dampen employment (Obamacare, Dodd-Frank...)and reduce our supply of cheap energy. At a time when China is aggressively locking up supplies of energy and metals worldwide, we are purposefuly and daily performing self-sabotage. After all this, Democrat politicians are the ones that have the chutzpah to accuse GOP politicians that THEY are the ones praying for a slowdown in the economy!
I think it’s both better, and worse, than the article maintains.
On the “better” side, there’s no better place than the coast of California in the world to set up shop if you need talent. If you are in a business that requires extremely smart and hardworking professionals, there are a heck of a lot them there. Moreover, the allure of living in California is such that any position you can’t fill locally, you can persuade pretty much anyone from anywhere in the world to move there, as long as the salary is right.
Also on the “better” side is the fact that, inland from the Coast, direct costs of business aren’t that high, particularly when you factor in proximity to the talent markets on the coast, the ports and airports, etc. LOTS of warehouses, relatively cheap housing for your owkers, and inexpensive hard working unskilled and semiskilled labor.
On the “worse” side of course is the implacable hostility of regulators to physical production / manufacturing businesses (other than agriculture, which is politically protected), the high corporate tax rate, the high income tax rate, the high property tax rate for purchases and improvements (Prop 13 only protects current owners of existing structures).
I think California’s demographic changes are actually in the “remain to be seen” category. I don’t see the rising generation of Hispanic politicians as tending towards the kind of disastrous thinking that led the African American politicians who took over many big cities in the 1960s and 1970s. They’d like to have their cake (a productive private sector paying taxes) and eat it (strong labor regulations, high public expenditure on social benefits and education) too, but there’s no detachment from reality.
All but the most radical know that tax rates are at upper bounds, and that public spending is likely to have to decline. Frankly, I much prefer the young Hispanic politicians — whom political reality requires to be highly sensitive to their small business owner and private sector employee constituencies, and balance their concerns with those of the public employee union bosses who try to call the shots — to the Democrats representing White and White/Asian districts, whose noisy constituents tend to be toally addle-brained liberals. The Hispanic politican’s constituents have to live in the real world — the richer white liberals simply don’t.
First, the work force access you have in California for certain business remains unparalleld.
One thing the article touched on, but didn’t go to deep into is the infrastructure problems that are becoming too apparent to ignore.
CA has neglected the maintenance of roads, choosing instead to build tinker toy high speed rail and subways and at the same time, shutting down access to energy.
This affects businesses as well.
I live here, but trust me, it ain’t because of the weather.
Now, THAT'S good business sense. When the environment turns hostile, get outta there.
The money quote. No mystery here.
..we are leaving just as soon as possible—thinking of Davy Crockett’s famous quote...