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People once rushed to California to find gold; now they rush away to keep it

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As goes California, so goes the nation? Angelica Malik reports:

California has lost billions of dollars in revenue in recent years as businesses and residents flee the state, in part because other states have a more favorable business climate.

According to one estimate, 254 businesses across a variety of industries moved all or some of their jobs out of state last year.

California has both the highest state deficit in the country and the highest personal income tax…

The California Manufacturing and Technology Association found in a recent study that 82 percent of companies surveyed did not consider California when expanding or opening a new facility…

California’s Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has already released a plan to close the state’s $16 billion dollar budget gap by increasing taxes.

“I’m linking these serious budget reductions … with a plea to the voters: Please increase taxes temporarily,” Brown said during a press conference in May.

Yes, it’s always temporary. Are you going to live forever, wingnut? Well then, it’s temporary.

All those greedy capitalist pigs, thinking they actually build their own businesses and deserve to keep what they earn. Um, hello? You drive on roads? You have schools? You really think you’re so great, just because you work hard and take risks? Just shut up, pay your taxes, and don’t even think about moving to another state. You work for the government, not the other way around.

That’s what being an American is all about.

The more things change…

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Jim Treacher