How Big Government Is Killing California

May 1, 2012 08:40

These are the fruits of modern-day progressive policies. This should be the cause of much sadness.


at Reason Magazine


The California Dream is over. People don’t want to come here even though this is, with little question, the most beautiful state in the union. Americans — even those who like to mock our state — ought to think about what this means.


… it has been turned into a regulatory and tax nightmare, a place where those who already have their money can live in their coastal palaces and enjoy the splendor of the landscapes, but where it’s unnecessarily difficult to move one’s way up the economic ladder.


“The new regime wants to destroy the essential reason why people move to California in order to protect their own lifestyles.” He says the state is run for the benefit of the very rich, the very poor, and public employees.


The anti-business, anti-growth policies pursued by Brown’s party will not make the situation better. People fleeing California are small business owners, young families, and tax-producers. They also tend to be more Republican, which means that as the exodus grows, so too grow the state’s tax and political problems.




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