Top Ten List Of Why California Companies Are Calling the Moving Companies (Courtesy Of: Joseph Vranich, JV Executive Consulting, Inc.)
You could say that everything I've said up to now is anecdotal. Let's look at published findings. To keep this a bit lighthearted, I'll present this as a David Letterman type of list - the "Top Ten Reasons Why California Companies Are Calling the Moving Companies."
#10: The Tax Foundation in their newest report lists California at No. 48 for tax fairness - ahead of only New York and New Jersey.
#9: The Rose Institute of State and Local Government reported in the latest "Cost of Doing Business Survey" that California cities continue to be some of the most expensive locations to do business in the United States.
#8: The Pacific Research Institute found that California's labor performance in a recent five-year period is among the worst performing in the nation.
#7: The Civil Justice Association of California said the state ranks 44th in legal fairness to business. Los Angeles was again named the least fair and reasonable litigation environment in the entire country.
#6: A study by the consulting firm Bain & Co. found that an astonishing 60 percent of California business leaders said they have policies in place to restrict job growth in the state or move jobs to other U.S. locations.
#5: Again from Bain & Co. - they're a busy group - they measured the cost, uncertainty and complexity of regulations and constructed a "regulatory hassle index" and "California is far worse than any other state by a very significant margin."
#4: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council in Virginia found that California ranked 49th overall in terms of business friendliness.
#3: The Associated Press calculates what it calls a monthly "misery index" - California is close to the bottom of the list.
#2 Extravagant state spending continues and pollsters have found people are much angrier about California government - more than they've ever been in recorded polling history.
And the #1 reason why California companies are calling the moving companies" - Chief Executive magazine recently found California to be the worst state in the nation in which to do business. Texas was found to be the best.
It's no wonder that California has lost more than one million jobs in recent years while Texas employment levels have remained relatively stable.
The governor said on national television the other day that the economy is turning around in California. Well, when a real economic turnaround occurs, California is likely to lag behind other states. The Brookings Institution - a substantial liberal organization' they're very credible - said in December that our cities have nearly the poorest recovery rates and - here's a shocker - old "rust-belt" cities like Pittsburgh and Buffalo are actually having a faster economic recovery that our cities.
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Published: Feb. 13, 2013 Updated: 6:02 p.m.
Dan Logue: Gov. Brown, let's lure businesses from Texas
Republican Assemblyman Dan Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature.
By DAN LOGUE / For the Register
Gov. Rick Perry's latest attempt at luring businesses from California to Texas is a 30-second radio ad where he says, "Building a business in California is next to impossible."
While I can't fault Gov. Perry for campaigning to bring more jobs to his state, I think it's time Californians take a stand. After seven years straight of being named the worst state to do business with, according to CEO magazine, I think it's time we fight back.
Article Tab: File: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the opening session of the 83rd Texas Legislature in Austin, Texas. Perry began his latest visit to California on a quest to lure businesses to move jobs to his state by promoting low taxes and lax regulations.
I'm proposing our governor release our own radio ads in Texas, giving our own reasons why businesses in the Lone Star State should come to California. After all don't we want to be number one again?
How's this sound?
• California: Home of the nation's highest taxes on business ... but we have Disneyland!
• Come to California, where we're No. 1, in lawsuits, and first in lost profits!
• California: Where we are No. 1 again, in the cost of energy.
• California: Always stylish. Where red tape is the new black tie.
• California: Where we are proud of being No. 1 – in poverty.
• California: Where we literally tax the air that you breathe.
• California: Where hunting is encouraged, especially when state regulatory agencies hunt small business.
What do you think? So, why don't we recruit businesses from Texas?
Well, we can't because we have the highest poverty rate, the highest taxes and the most over-regulated government in the nation.
Last week, the California Business Roundtable released a statewide survey of 1,142 businesses throughout the state, reporting their perspectives on California's business climate. According to the survey, 69 percent of businesses say it's harder to do business in California than in other states.
As leaders, we need to be the voice of businesses throughout our districts, and provide them with the assistance they need to succeed. We need to create more incentives for companies to remain, invest and grow in California. We need to invest in workforce development. We need to streamline the regulatory process. Like Texas, we should be innovating, not regulating.
That's why I introduced AB228, which would implement a fix-it-ticket style system for businesses who receive first time violation fines with entities such as the Department of Industrial Relations. A business would have 30 days to fix the issue if the business has never been cited for that issue before. This bill is a good common-sense measure to help employers who in many cases do not know they may be violating one of California's numerous laws and regulations.
Californians are frustrated with Gov. Perry's ongoing attempts to lure businesses to Texas, calling the latest radio ads distasteful. I would hope my colleagues in the Legislature view Gov. Perry's actions as I see them: a wake-up call for California.
The bottom line is if we want to bring back opportunity, make education affordable, restore our infrastructure, build our levees, fully fund law enforcement, and lower our unemployment and poverty rates, then we must expand our state's economy.
Sacramento, you can't be for jobs and against businesses, and still grow the economy – unless we move the Capitol to Disneyland.
Welcome to Texas!
Statement from the Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri regarding launch of Battleground Texas, an Obama campaign effort to turn Texas blue by the next Presidential election.
“Texas recently has welcomed hundreds of thousands of political and economic refugees from far off lands, seeking a new home and better opportunity in the oasis of liberty known as Texas. Recently, a team of liberal Obama campaign insiders joined this migration. We thought we’d be hospitable to these friendly competitors by offering some tips and facts they may find useful for assimilating into what, for them, must seem like a strange and foreign land.”
If politics doesn’t work out, you might want to visit Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth or San Antonio – 5 of the nation’s 10 best cities for good jobs.
Get Texas residency quickly to avoid paying state income tax. Even though we don’t agree with your politics, we do believe that you are the best judge of how to spend your own money.
When offered a tamale, you need to remove the corn husk before eating the delicious meat wrapped inside.
Be sure to visit with some of the world’s smartest engineers at NASA. Their space exploration efforts have resulted in fantastic scientific discoveries and many useful inventions, including healthier baby food, advancements in breast cancer diagnoses and farther flying golf balls. Maybe when you’re done, you can call Ohio and recommend they send their retired space shuttle to Texas, where it belongs.
Don't sit cross legged while wearing spurs.
Texas Republicans have elected more minorities to statewide office in the past 19 years than Democrats did after controlling the state for over 100 years. The list includes Al Gonzales, David Medina, Eva Guzman, Wallace Jefferson and Dale Wainwright to the Texas Supreme Court, Elsa Alcala to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Victor Carillo and Michael Williams to the Texas Railroad Commission. And, Texas’ first U.S. Senator of Hispanic descent, Ted Cruz.
Texas is doing just fine with our low taxes, limited government and personal freedoms. We think it’s just a matter of time before you realize we’re doing things well here and when you do, invite you to join the dozens of Democrat elected officials who switched to the Republican Party in the last year. In fact, just this last week, we welcomed 3 more former Democrats to the GOP.
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