California has for some time now been known as unfriendly to business and to the residents who staff them. While it is arguably the most beautiful state in the union, the state and local government has succeeded in creating an exodus from the Golden State. A recent study by The Manhattan Institute summed up the cause of the migration this way,
In sum, we can identify a number of cost drivers—taxes, regulations, the high price of housing and commercial real estate, costly electricity, union power, and high labor costs—that offer incentives to businesses to locate outside California, thus helping to drive the exodus.
Whatever the exact cause is it continues, this week two large corporations, Comcast and Campbell’s Soup announced they are eliminating or exporting 1000 Sacramento area jobs.Comcast citing the high cost of doing business in California is moving 300 call center jobs to other states in the West. Campbell’s is cutting 700 jobs, a result of a plant closing they claim is necessary to “improve supply chain productivity,” but it is not surprising that the plant they chose to close was in California.
Democrat leadership and it’s big government tendencies, whether in Sacramento or Washington, lead to diminished opportunities to earn a living and provide for yourself and your family and the increased burden of a higher cost of living. So I ask you, once Obama and the Democrats complete their California style transformation of America, once they drive more job creators away, where then will we migrate to?