Biz execs: CA still worst state for business

TaxiforniaMay 11, 2013

By John Seiler

California’s economy might be improving slightly. But its business climate still ranks dead last among the 50 states, according to the 2013 survey by Chief Executive magazine:

“Texas leads the way while Florida edges closer; Arizona and Nevada move up while California sinks lower in CEOs’ estimation.”

Comments by some CEOs:

“CA Regulates and taxes companies unreasonably.”

“California is getting worse, if that is even possible.”

“California’s legal system is broken. Employment law and contract law are highly problematic and along with regulations and taxes, discourage any further investment in this state.”

“California is completely confiscatory, ever dreamng up new ways to stick it to sub-Apple-sized companies. So far, Washington is smart enough to recognize where its jobs come from.”

“Am not aware of any businesses other than entertainment that will be expanding or moving into CA. It is a black hole.”

As to first-place Texas, CEOs can’t praise it enough:

“States like Texas… are consistently trying to help us grow our business and are listening to the leaders of companies to help solve problems.”

“We moved the bulk of our manufacturing and engineering operations to Austin and have been very pleased with the results.”

“Texas has it ‘right’ on all fronts.”

“A number of my friends do business in both California and Texas. Their experiences are causing them to move as much of their operations to Texas as they can. I only invest in California if I have to!”

“Glad to become part of the great “TEXodus” and moved from CA to TX—been really terrific for us.”

“Texas is probably the most business friendly state I’ve ever been in and supports the efforts of new and existing businesses.”

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  1. stolson
    stolson 11 May, 2013, 07:40

    Govt employees seem to be the preferred creatures in CA.

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  2. sean morham
    sean morham 11 May, 2013, 07:52

    Undocumented low IQ criminals rock!!!!!!! Bring em in. We love it. Watch the soaps from Miami and then bang for babies and more Gov t funding.

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 May, 2013, 08:49

    The more takers creates more consumers…..we love it……good for doomer business and tea cuppers moving to Redneck Utopias!

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  4. Hondo
    Hondo 11 May, 2013, 15:29

    Kalifornia, the greatest state in the nation to be unemployed!!!!

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  5. fish
    fish 12 May, 2013, 06:11

    The more takers creates more consumers…..we love it……

    Spoken like a true Sonderkommando U……….and even though your sentence structure is as bad as ….dare I say….the TEDSZ…… this personality, Ulysses would be just as happy moving jews into ovens as tea cuppers moving to Redneck Utopias!.

    I guess a guy has to keep his options open.

    Pack and Ship U……..PACK AND SHIP.

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  6. Free State of Jefferson
    Free State of Jefferson 12 May, 2013, 08:26

    Edging ever closer. The State of Jefferson will break away from this mess.

    XX

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 12 May, 2013, 09:11

    Carp sick as ever…..like a good storm trooper beating on poor Ulysses….the voice of reason and compassion!

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  8. Queeg
    Queeg 12 May, 2013, 09:13

    Hondo…..a carpetbagger who does not live in California should be banned from idiotic postings!

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  9. stolson
    stolson 12 May, 2013, 10:59

    …more takers are those keeping the casinos alive during depressed times.
    What would the lottery do without them,huh? Let’s hear it for compassion.

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  10. Bunker Queen
    Bunker Queen 12 May, 2013, 17:03

    ..like a good storm trooper beating on poor Ulysses

    Somebody has to do it. That Queef isn’t going to be itself.

    Breath mint?

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