Feel good hippy-dippy policies and socialism and anti-business attitudes are leaving businesses little choice but to flee The Socialist Republic of California. Their loss is Texas’ and Florida’s and Tennessee’s and Utah’s (etc.) gain.
From The Orange County Register: “Why do these and the other companies move out of California? [Irvine, California relocation consultant Joe] Vranich has updated his top 10 reasons that California companies call the moving van.
“No. 10 is new: Energy costs soaring because of new laws and regulations. Commercial electrical rates are already 50% higher than the rest of the country, Vranich says, and Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a new law increasing the amount of power utilities must buy from renewable sources plus regulations for the California Global Warming Solutions Act will start soon.
“The other reasons, Vranich says, are:
9. High and unfair tax treatment
8. Regulatory burden
7. Unfriendly legal environment for business
6. Most expensive place to do business
5. Provable savings elsewhere
4. Public policies and taxes create unfriendly business climate
3. Uncontrollable public spending
2. More adversarial toward business than any other state
1. Poor rankings for California on lists ranging from taxes to crime rates to school dropout rates.”
Bwaahaaahaaaa! When socialists and dirty stinking hippies reap what they sow it is a very good thing. But here’s what I fear. When the Californias and New Yorks and Illinoises of the USA lose too much of their businesses and their citizens, look for them to band together to get the federal government to force higher taxes and other socialist causes on the states that are drawing all the business and new citizens. It’s already happened once with Boeing. But that is just the tip of the iceberg I fear. We. Just. Can’t. Make it to easy for businesses to up and flee Californication.
Lady gets arrested in Rochester who was arrested for video-taping a police stop in front of her home. Later during a neighborhood meeting in support of arrestee, four different patrol cars show up and ticket her supporters vehicles for being parked more than 12″ from the curb. Video of this crime fighting at its finest shows that one car that was ticketed was approximately 12 1/2 inches from the curb.
Produce food you greedy bastards. Sell corn for food. At the market price–not at some propped up that the poor cannot afford. You’ve held us via our elected officials over a barrel for more than three decades. No. More>
So I was taking a break outside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino this evening, trying to warm up (AC is too cold in there). I was standing on the pedestrian way that spans East Tropicana near The Strip. There are typically 1-2 out there at all times–I know, I’ve given them donations in the past. They have signs such as “Homeless, please help,” and always say “God bless you” when you give.
Well this day I was minding my own business, and starting to move back towards the casino, when I saw one of the beggars get up to leave, and stop to talk to another who was coming to take his place. I did not overhear their conversation, except that the one leaving said “good luck” to the one arriving. Then the one leaving was walking the same way I was, back into The MGM. As he walked, he was counting his donations, it only appeared to be about $5.00.
Since I was walking behind him anyway, I started wondering what he would do with his bounty. Would he buy food? Would he buy liquor? I suddenly wanted to know. So instead of turning left and heading back to my game, I went straight.
I didn’t have to follow him far. He made a bee line for the nearest video poker game and had his first dollar in there before I could even blink twice. He pulled the knobs/buttons or whatever, lost his first dollar, and slid over the machine next to it and did the exact same thing. I’d seen enough. No more enabling the beggars outside of the MGM for me.
I’m just waiting for the asylum request and Obama explaining to the American people why we should let this terror mongering misfit into our country.
via That Mr. G Guy's Blog