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California’s increasing hostility to business to result in ever more empty store fronts along our once bustling thoroughfares

Earlier this month, I walked down Melrose, a once bustling commercial thoroughfare in Hollywood, and snapped pictures of the numerous MOWBs (PF) Moonbeam-Obama-Waxman-Boxers (PavleyFeuer), those empty storefronts ubiquitous in Southern California:

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds linked a post that provided statistics to back up observations to back up my observations, Companies Leaving California In Record Numbers: last year, an average of 3.9 businesses left the (once-)Golden State every week. So far, this year, it’s 5.4.

WIth businesses fleeing to such states as Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and North Carolina, you’d think our legislature would consider bills to reduce the burdens the state imposes on private enterprise, but instead reports Joseph Vranich, the legislature has rejected “business-friendly legislation and Sacramento’s implementation of additional regulation“. No wonder he fears that “California’s hostility towards business will only worsen.” Guess we’ll soon be seeing even more MOWB (PF)s like those above.

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  1. California is ruled by the environmentalist version of the Taliban, and they are every bit as extreme in their environmentalist ideology as the most strident radical mullah.

    Comment by V the K — June 20, 2011 @ 6:31 pm - June 20, 2011

  2. With California, Michigan, NY etc. all proving that liberalism fails EVERYTIME it’s tried, one wonders why they haven’t been relegated to the ash heap of history. The party of slavery and segregation SHOULD be comprised of no more than a half dozen people with tinfoil hats spread across the country.

    Comment by TGC — June 20, 2011 @ 8:03 pm - June 20, 2011

  3. Because if cities like Detroit teach us anything, TGC, it’s that liberals don’t care what they destroy, as long as they get to rule over the ruins.

    Comment by V the K — June 20, 2011 @ 8:17 pm - June 20, 2011

  4. California is the next Detroit, Michigan.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — June 20, 2011 @ 8:49 pm - June 20, 2011

  5. We will welcome to Arizona as many as we can get.

    Comment by Lori Heine — June 20, 2011 @ 10:03 pm - June 20, 2011

  6. #3-4: Well, until their respective sabbaticals commence at one of Michigan’s many bastions housing Detroit’s former political elite (state prison).

    Comment by Sean A — June 20, 2011 @ 11:02 pm - June 20, 2011

  7. Even Debbie Reynolds has had to sell her stuff on E-Bay to maintain her California lifestyle.

    Comment by Draybee — June 20, 2011 @ 11:23 pm - June 20, 2011

  8. I wonder if these business regulations apply to the entertainment industry, or if they get the “massive tax breaks” that Democrats are always decrying.

    Comment by David Henderson — June 20, 2011 @ 11:48 pm - June 20, 2011

  9. I think there’s a great blog in this post, Dan. An intrepid, young (that rules me out) blogger travels throughout California, photographing empty store fronts to show the results of our state’s business-unfriendly policies. One store front every day…check that…every hour. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Comment by Draybee — June 21, 2011 @ 12:00 am - June 21, 2011

  10. The company I work for in San Diego is moving about 200 positions to Texas. I think more talent will follow.

    Comment by John in SD — June 21, 2011 @ 12:07 am - June 21, 2011

  11. The Democrats revel in the knowledge that the power to tax is the power to destroy…and practice it as a means to “level” all society to where it exists ONLY on government handouts.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — June 21, 2011 @ 12:45 am - June 21, 2011

  12. TGC said (#2):

    “The party of slavery and segregation SHOULD be comprised of no more than a half dozen people with tinfoil hats spread across the country.”

    And the Republicans saw everything the early Democrats had made, and behold, it was very good. And after the Democrats emerged from the darkness, the Republicans descended into the vacuum, and thus they became the party of bigotry, science denial, earth-trashing, and the Grand Old Delusion (GOD).

    Comment by Richard R — June 21, 2011 @ 9:05 am - June 21, 2011

  13. #12 Nice platitude – with no meaning or explanation. Sort of like a Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent quoting some obscure federal regulation while lecturing me about the land.

    Comment by killiteten - native intelligence — June 21, 2011 @ 11:02 am - June 21, 2011

  14. I like Richard R as an example of unreasoning hatred and bigotry.

    Comment by V the K — June 21, 2011 @ 12:57 pm - June 21, 2011

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