Second-largest CA firm may be preparing for move to Texas

California could be on the brink of one of its biggest corporate defections yet with the signs that McKesson Corp. – the pharmaceutical giant that is sixth on the Fortune 500 list – is preparing to move its headquarters from San Francisco to the Dallas area.

Apple is the only California company that’s bigger than McKesson, which has 75,000-plus employees and had $198 billion in annual revenue last fiscal year.

McKesson saw its profile increase greatly in 2017 after a joint investigation by the Washington Post and CBS “60 Minutes” alleged that the company had played a central role in the national opioid epidemic by failing to report “suspicious orders involving millions of highly addictive painkillers.” Yet it’s long been considered one of the 10 biggest companies “you’ve never heard of” by the InvestorPlace website and other business trackers.

Firm sold San Francisco headquarters

Now, according to a connect-the-dots report by the San Francisco Business Times, its days in the Golden State may be numbered. McKesson officially denied it was looking to move. But the newspaper noted a number of seemingly linked developments:

  • The remarks of an official with Irving Economic Development Partnership that hinted McKesson was considering an expansion of its already “major commitment” to Irving. McKesson’s $157 million regional headquarters opened in 2016 in the business-friendly suburb of Dallas that already has the headquarters of such corporate giants as ExxonMobil, Fluor Corp and Kimberly-Clark. The state of Texas provided $9.75 million in subsidies to encourage McKesson’s decision.
  • The announcement that CEO John Hammergren will retire on March 31, 2019, and be succeeded by McKesson executive Brian Tyler, who lives in Las Colinas, a posh Irving neighborhood. His possible relocation was not directly addressed.
  • McKesson’s 2017 decision to sell its San Francisco headquarters for more than $300 million in favor of an arrangement in which it leased offices at the facility.

Given how much cheaper it usually is for a company to own rather than lease a large headquarters, the sale looks in retrospect like a warning sign to city leaders that their richest company was preparing to move.

McKesson would be hardest hit by new ‘homeless tax’

Nonetheless, besides Mayor London Breed, the city’s political establishment offered relatively little pushback to a successful tax measure on San Francisco’s Nov. 6 ballot that will take its single biggest toll on McKesson – at least if the company stays in the city.

To fund increased programs for the homeless, Measure C imposes a gross receipts tax on San Francisco-based companies which have $50 million or more in annual revenue. With $198 billion in fiscal 2017, McKesson is by far the highest-grossing San Francisco-based firm. Measure C is expected to generate $300 million a year, boosting the $380 million that City Hall now spends on homelessness.

If McKesson does leave, it will join the more than 1,700 companies whose decisions to abandon the Golden State have been documented since 2008. The traditional corporate complaints about California having high taxes and heavy regulations have been expanded in recent years to include concerns about the high cost of housing making it difficult to attract and retain workers.

Among the most prominent departures: Toyota moved its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to the Dallas suburb of Plano; energy giant Occidental Petroleum moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to Houston; and the Nestle USA food conglomerate moved its headquarters from Glendale to Rosslyn, Virginia, in the Washington suburbs.

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  1. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 19 November, 2018, 09:03

    Remember ole Uly and Queeg for your professional, secure, hugs and love moving needs!

    Doomers are our speciality-

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  2. dc1
    dc1 19 November, 2018, 09:20

    If they do move, you can point your finger at the horrific new tax burden placed on SF companies for the straw that broke the came’s back. That’s what your favorite politicians in this state do not want to realize…that companies, individuals and capital are more mobile these days. Good luck with that ‘soak the employer’ tax.

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    • TexaSean
      TexaSean 23 November, 2018, 12:46

      The thing is, Texas wants nothing to do with anyone or anything from California. California has a bad communist ideology problem, and has caused enough damage to Texas. We don’t want them, at all.

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      • Dr. Frank Coma
        Dr. Frank Coma 23 November, 2018, 15:43

        They are also moving to Colorado. Colorado has now been hopelessly CaliFORNICATED, and has turned liberal. Watch Michelle Malkin’s 45 minute documentary, “Rocky Mountain Heist>”

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      • Dickweed
        Dickweed 26 November, 2018, 20:27

        I’ll take our communist ideology over your fucked in the ass ideology you fucking idiot. I am all for letting your fuckers secede and rot. Texas and Texans suck. So un-American. Fuck off and die asshole.

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        • RCC
          RCC 27 November, 2018, 14:35

          I hear what you are saying Dickweed, but I lived in California and Texas. Contrary to what you are saying, Texans in general are the most welcoming and helpful people I have ever met. When I moved back to California from Texas, it reminded me how judgmental, prejudice, and unhuman a person can be (Californians). You my friend are a case and point. Texans and other states are simply upset cause its California backwards thinking is shifting to other states and ruining these great places. Keep up your nasty comments, but at least in Texas and Col. a middle class family can not only survive, but they thrive. Further, these people have pride in their state and proud of where they live. Unlike California that supports homeless people defecating in their streets and fine with it. Be well my friend.

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      • Trb61
        Trb61 29 November, 2018, 09:41

        I totally agree. My husband and I live in CA and want to move to Texas to get away from theses idiots. Trust me when I say not all of us are idiots. And I wouldn’t vote for a lib and will campaign against them wholeheartedly. They ruin everything they touch. Everyone I know that has moved to Texas from CA are like that. They are all anti lib! So it isn’t all of us.

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  3. Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 19 November, 2018, 09:24

    California sunshine is GREAT, but it does nothing for a company’s balance sheet or income statement.

    California state and local policies (including taxes) are extremely anti-business, and these levies and mandates have a very BIG effect on CA companies’ balance sheets and income statements.

    Gosh, whyever would these corporations move to another state??? It’s a mystery — to California progressives.

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    • Dalai Steele Bhagvida Foreman
      Dalai Steele Bhagvida Foreman 20 November, 2018, 18:00

      Pathetic corp citizens always avoid the collective good— 10 more new corps will take their place— ho hum, and so it goes……

      GOP— cult of ignorance

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      • Donna
        Donna 20 November, 2018, 18:56

        You type of people are clueless and hard headed. Nothing gets through.

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      • Jess1e
        Jess1e 21 November, 2018, 11:05

        You forgot all of the small middle size businesses that make up a greater percentage of the businesses they are moving oh ho hum

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      • Doug
        Doug 21 November, 2018, 19:26

        You should read the book Atlas Shrugged, as that is your govt, and no 10 others company’s will not take their place!

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      • ChillaKilla
        ChillaKilla 21 November, 2018, 22:24

        Want the ‘collective good’ to continue? Show your commitment to that idea by housing a few dozen of those folks now living, shooting up and defecating outside your door!
        Also, do increase your contribution to the cushy life and world travels enjoyed currently by do-nothing bureaucrat drones.
        You can do this by increasing the share of taxes you now pay, which go directly to Calpers, thus enabling their retirement to come even sooner than it does now for gov employees, while at the same time you will be increasing the ‘unfunded liabilities’ which are projected to reach 1.3 Trillion
        https://californiapolicycenter.org/can-californias-economy-withstand-1-3-trillion-of-government-debt/

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      • tejas
        tejas 22 November, 2018, 10:54

        fku

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      • Cheech
        Cheech 22 November, 2018, 12:27

        Keep smoking the stinky weed.

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      • Chong
        Chong 22 November, 2018, 12:29

        Hey Dalaai Lama. Keep smoking the stinky weed.

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      • One Citizen Speaking
        One Citizen Speaking 22 November, 2018, 13:52

        Collective good? Have you noticed that our economic system is capitalism, not socialism or communism? A corporation owes nothing to anyone except its shareholders, and investors — and best serves the community by offering stable jobs and decent wages which permeate the community. When a political environment becomes hostile or confiscatory, taking from producers and redistributing wealth to unaffiliated community members, it is the fiduciary duty of the Board of Directors and management to find a more favorable environment.

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        • Ted S Steele
          Ted S Steele 23 November, 2018, 20:23

          LOL— So– in your view– capitalism can have no excesses? I guess Jesus Christ, Ted’s savior, was a commie?

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        • Dickweed
          Dickweed 26 November, 2018, 20:28

          I’ll take our communist ideology over your fucked in the ass ideology you fucking idiot. I am all for letting your fuckers secede and rot. Texas and Texans suck. So un-American. Fuck off and die asshole.

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      • Devin
        Devin 22 November, 2018, 15:51

        Pathetic you say? As others have said if it is too hard to do here, we will do elsewhere. I too am taking my small business and moving out of state. If you were me, you would too.

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    • Dan
      Dan 20 November, 2018, 22:14

      California is a geographic gem but a political toilet.

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  4. Mickey
    Mickey 19 November, 2018, 09:28

    Not satisfied to make an enormous profit, they will move to avoid helping the citizens of a state that has supported them for decades. Yet, you are mad at the state? What a bunch of hypocrites you ALL ARE.

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    • No more taxes.
      No more taxes. 19 November, 2018, 11:25

      Why should any company be forced to “help” anyone else. Besides being forced to do anything is BS. Maybe if they weren’t already taxed and regulated to death there would be more money left over for charitable contributions. It is proven that the more handouts the govmt gives the less people want to give as charity. You obviously have never stared at a balance sheet wondering where all your hard hours went and where are the profits. Having 75,000 employees around the country and globe I’d say they are already helping plenty of people.

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    • Scrooge
      Scrooge 19 November, 2018, 12:50

      Leaving the shithole that’s killing California Business… Smart Move.

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    • tom
      tom 19 November, 2018, 13:34

      What an idiot you are Mickey, You obviously are not knowing what are hard earned money is being used fore. The state is collecting more than enough to support what it should be paying for, it’s the fraud and waist that is going on in the city’s that are causing out taxes to climb. Mickey it’s people like you that don’t have a clue and keep voting to raise taxes so you can feel good about nothing. Well they will be going up much higher as people like myself leave to have more spending income and leaving people like you with even more taxes to pay down the road to maintain the city’s greediness. But then again isn’t that what you want?

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    • Richard Rider
      Richard Rider 20 November, 2018, 10:27

      Mickey, you’ll be surprised to learn that evil businesses that depart CA for a more friendly state will still pay substantial state and local taxes in their new jurisdiction. They will help the people and economy there.

      The difference is that other states provide the services people want for substantially less cost (and with better efficiency) than California governments. Gosh, is it possible YOU work for a CA government?

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    • CSDon
      CSDon 20 November, 2018, 13:40

      Looks like you need a clue about the purpose of business.

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    • OldNoodles
      OldNoodles 20 November, 2018, 16:37

      Sorry Mickey but businesses are not really charitable organizations. They are there to make a profit and provide jobs and benefiits vis those jobs.
      McKeson probably gave back more to Calif than received directly from Cali as McKesdon might be partially housed there but does business well beyond the Cali borders.
      Cali needs to stop letting in all of the unable to support themselves. Housing 1/3rd of the nation’s welfare recips really bites financially. Of course when you practically beg them to come and then pay their legal bills too….you get what you desire.

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      • Teddy Cakes Steele
        Teddy Cakes Steele 25 November, 2018, 16:11

        You’re actually wrong and not surprisingly possessed of a very limited world view— there are many corps who are informed by a pretty human friendly ethos— look around. Wow— CWD is quite a magnet for the dull.

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    • Wetsu
      Wetsu 20 November, 2018, 17:08

      Just how much do you want them to help?
      Paying for illegals medical, school, housing exc exc and thats just the illegals how about all the waste?

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    • Big Vic
      Big Vic 20 November, 2018, 20:38

      You are a fucking idiot. California politicians and their supportors are raping businesses and higher income individuals. As a former California, I honestly hope more businesses follow and the state goes bankrupt. We will see how you fuckers fare when there is not police to protect you and the thugs beat the shit out of you.
      Democrats have destroyed the once golden state.

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      • Nick Prophy
        Nick Prophy 23 November, 2018, 07:20

        Vic, That is a concise, appropriate, measured comment.
        I like it, particularly thugs beating the s### out of Mickey.
        i just hope he is not Mickey Mouse.

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      • ted Steele, Deputy Assistant'
        ted Steele, Deputy Assistant' 23 November, 2018, 20:26

        Small Vic— Do you think swearin is appropriate out here on the interweb?

        I think not

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      • ricky65
        ricky65 11 December, 2018, 08:44

        Well said, Big Vic-
        I’d love to put you and Dickweed in a room together. It would certainly be entertaining!

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    • Tax Payer
      Tax Payer 20 November, 2018, 21:45

      Clueless goody goods like you are the problem.

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    • GR 4 CA
      GR 4 CA 22 November, 2018, 07:44

      How have the homeless helped Corporations? Your logic is a little backwards

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  5. Bvavsae
    Bvavsae 19 November, 2018, 09:38

    Another Fortune 50 Company that has left CA but has not been reported on is State Farm Ins. It’s a mutual company so this may be why not reported. State Farm has relocated most of its CA operations to Dallas and Phoenix, and over the last 5 years has shut down CA operation centers that employed over 10,000 employees. The remaining large operation center in IRVINE CA will be closing in 2019. Their reason for moving is the same as all others that have left CA-$$$!

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  6. Queeg
    Queeg 19 November, 2018, 23:24

    Comrades

    So sad California loss of life, property and nature….. it may be time to be thankful for what we hold dear…..our existence, friends/relatives, pets and coworkers-

    Political stuff actually sucks pretty bad all knowing California future realities we will face due to unbridled poorly managed growth and economic rape of the lower/middle classes by globalists.

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  7. Nick Prophy
    Nick Prophy 20 November, 2018, 07:38

    This is the first I have seen of this. I could see how it could happen.
    The San Francisco Chronicle and other media supported the tax, and only talked about the impact on the High Tech companies, Salesforce, Twitter, etc. i am sure Mckesson gives millions in charitable contributions to Bay Area. i am confident they are having a miserable time recruiting people in San Francisco. The quality of the workforce is not good. i can,only imagine hiw many lawsuits they are defending from that group of employees

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  8. bob_85364
    bob_85364 20 November, 2018, 16:23

    Carl’s Jr. parent to close Anaheim office, ending a California legacy…..

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    • T Ted Steele
      T Ted Steele 23 November, 2018, 20:28

      Meat is murder—- How could you eat the flesh of another sentient being?

      Im glad the lethal burger; seller is gone!

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      • ricky65
        ricky65 11 December, 2018, 08:46

        Oh come on Teddy- Everybody knows you prefer man meat. Well, the hangy down part anyway.

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  9. OldNoodles
    OldNoodles 20 November, 2018, 16:39

    Sorry Mickey but businesses are not really charitable organizations. They are there to make a profit and provide jobs and benefiits vis those jobs.
    McKeson probably gave back more to Calif than received directly from Cali as McKesdon might be partially housed there but does business well beyond the Cali borders.
    Cali needs to stop letting in all of the unable to support themselves. Housing 1/3rd of the nation’s welfare recips really bites financially. Of course when you practically beg them to come and then pay their legal bills too….you get what you desire.

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  10. JobmanMark
    JobmanMark 20 November, 2018, 17:05

    I caution any state taking in businesses formerly based in California. You don’t want all the “Californian’s” that voted the way they did coming to your state to ruining it. Just look at Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and on and on. Force them to hire local if they want the “incentives”.

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    • TexaSean
      TexaSean 23 November, 2018, 12:51

      Exactly, Austin Texas is a great example. California has a bad bad communist ideology problem, it’s like a virus, they came here and ruined everything, now many of us natives are looking to moving far away. Let this town burn just like they did California, I hope it ruins every last one of these people.

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      • Nick Prophy
        Nick Prophy 23 November, 2018, 16:59

        Tex, My grandfather’s cousin spent 25 years in Russia, 23 in the Gulag in Siberia. He was there when the Commnist government was still being formed in the 1930’s, and was in prison during WW 2.
        He wrote about his experiences there . The line I think about often is that the Communists politicized everything, work, the arts, religion, who your friends were, the family. That is what California is becoming. It is a disease.

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        • Cpl T Steele-- 342 92 8972
          Cpl T Steele-- 342 92 8972 25 November, 2018, 16:14

          no one cares about your ho hum family tree story— yawn—- a corp ethos isn’t communism—- quite the opposite——in service of my Nation– I’ve killed more communists than you will ever meet.

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      • Gurillaron
        Gurillaron 5 December, 2018, 02:07

        It reminds me of an infection. How it starts in one spot and continues spreading unless it’s taken care of.

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  11. Mac
    Mac 20 November, 2018, 17:29

    Damn…I hope they go somewhere else. California transplants have already turned Texas Purple.

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  12. Theodore Steele (google it dummy)
    Theodore Steele (google it dummy) 20 November, 2018, 18:09

    The whole US will turn purple little buddy— know why?

    Because the only alternative to being a Dem in this 2 party system is being an R.

    And the R’s have completely destroyed the brand. How you may well ask Ted?

    Well here’s a few obvious ones–

    Racism
    Greed
    Uber right Nazi support
    clown congressman dweebs
    massive deficit spending
    electing the worst Pres pos in US history
    etc etc etc

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    • afrequentreader
      afrequentreader 20 November, 2018, 22:30

      Oh Teddy, you have outdone yourself again. Perhaps your google searches need refining.

      Racism = Dems were in fact the party of the KKK, truth hurts
      (google it littel buddy)
      Greed = Unions – Majority support by the Dems
      Uber right Nazi support = Antifa using facist tactics for their cause
      – Uber liberals behind those black masks
      clown congressman dweebs – oh you nailed it there
      massive deficit spending = Obama doubled debt in his 8 years
      electing the worst Pres pos in US history – for Dems yes
      etc etc etc – ouch

      Keep trying

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      • Theo Steele, CWD
        Theo Steele, CWD 23 November, 2018, 20:31

        Waaaaaay too long and lame of a post— I will NEVER read it. Be funny doomers or the Ted will not entertain your drivel.

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    • Wayne
      Wayne 22 November, 2018, 17:48

      Absolutely no cure for stupid snowflakes.

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      • Ted SNOWY Steele
        Ted SNOWY Steele 25 November, 2018, 16:20

        Wayne– go easy on the R’s– they just lost a HUGE election and are sooooo butt hurt…….

        seems like an avalanche of “snowflakes” buried them alive!

        Call the WAAAAAambulance, the subpeonas are flyin’ !!

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    • TexaSean
      TexaSean 23 November, 2018, 12:54

      If the only alternative to being a leftist democrat, is being a racist nazi, then I’m buying a Hugo Boss closet full of clothing, and telling all my Mexican friends to just never call me again. BTW, you and your people are what’s wrong with this world.

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  13. afrequentreader
    afrequentreader 20 November, 2018, 22:31

    Oh Teddy, you have outdone yourself again. Perhaps your google searches need refining.

    Racism = Dems were in fact the party of the KKK, truth hurts
    (google it littel buddy)
    Greed = Unions – Majority support by the Dems
    Uber right Nazi support = Antifa using facist tactics for their cause
    – Uber liberals behind those black masks
    clown congressman dweebs – oh you nailed it there
    massive deficit spending = Obama doubled debt in his 8 years
    electing the worst Pres pos in US history – for Dems yes
    etc etc etc – ouch

    Keep trying

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    • Laurie
      Laurie 21 November, 2018, 01:06

      Perfectly said! I was starting to wonder if Theo worked for CNN. They say this state is spending 380 million on homeless? Where? It has gotten so bad that the companies won’t even hold events there. I’m in the Bay Area and the crime is so out of control that the cops can’t keep up. The garbage is unbelievable. While these idiots put 15 million aside for illegals there are 8,000+ displaced citizens from the fires.. No help for them and the left does it all for votes.

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    • Ted Steele, Antifa scaredy cat
      Ted Steele, Antifa scaredy cat 23 November, 2018, 20:33

      OMG BFF ANTIFA is EVERYwhere! I’m so scared!!!!!!

      Ohhh Nooooooooooooooooooo

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  14. Ex SF
    Ex SF 21 November, 2018, 06:25

    I remember brown when first elected saying exactly that. No new taxes. Lol. Loving Texas since past July.

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    • ricky65
      ricky65 21 November, 2018, 08:30

      Yeah, that was a good one. “I promise no new taxes without a vote of the people!” Ol’ Moonie said with his hands behind his back muttering under his breath: Ha, Ha Here–pull my finger..

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    • Hon. Ted Steele
      Hon. Ted Steele 27 November, 2018, 19:51

      Ive been to Texas— it’s a sh–hole state. Big dopey hats, Repulinazis everywhere, hot, humid, crappy— I’m glad you like it!

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      • Curly
        Curly 3 December, 2018, 10:10

        I’m glad you don’t like it. Stay where you are, people in Texas don’t want you here.

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        • Ted Steele, Geographer of Pain
          Ted Steele, Geographer of Pain 5 December, 2018, 14:20

          Don’t worry Curly– I’m good out west. But I appreciate that someone likes it down there—- we need border protection from the caravan of danger– you are doing a great job. Also– I apologize for the sh–hole Texas comments. Upon re reading, I see it may have been over the top. The Ted System admits mistakes, it was indeed one. Except for killing JFK, birthing Ross Perot, allowing Ted Cruz to be in the Senate, you guys are doing a good job. I mean, LBJ, Beto, HW Bush— it’s not all dog sh– in Texas at all.

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  15. Queeg
    Queeg 21 November, 2018, 09:37

    Comrades

    Political ideology tangents will rule…..face it.

    By the way the rental yard on Black Friday opens at dawn and closes at 9pm for doomer convenience. We feature Peets Coffee and all the peppermint, carmel, foameeee stuff for your exotic tastes in our redecorated comfort bunker. We have a fresh batch of hunter, soldier of fortune and related survival mags. too.

    Bonus: with every move ya get a red dirt Euro-style man double ply canvas bag with a combo lock for your gold coins, maps, MRE stash and silver ducats.

    Remember: cammy double wrap desert scarves from Dubai are on sale too!!!

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  16. Independent and proud
    Independent and proud 22 November, 2018, 07:16

    I don’t think Texas had an income tax. The only problem that I see is that Texas like Georgia will get an influx of trash with these moves thus reducing the productivity and work ethic of this great state.

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  17. AWOKE
    AWOKE 23 November, 2018, 09:32

    I don’t blame them. The governor created the homeless by accepting too many immigrants, raising state taxes, charging too much on gas taxes and a plethora of other bills and legislative laws that take away from those born and raised there. I used to live there…time to move all those that love our country out of the den of demons that rum that state

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    • Ted Hurst Steele, Publisher
      Ted Hurst Steele, Publisher 25 November, 2018, 16:22

      net immigration was close to zero for most of Brown’s last tenure—- wow— do you doomers read the paper?

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    • Divndave
      Divndave 4 December, 2018, 14:16

      Ditto, moved out in 2000. Saw the writing on the wall. Best thing I have ever done. Productive people will continue to find ways to be productive. California is going to be a problem for some time to come. It will take a few life times to fix. My advice is to get out when you can.

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  18. Your Daddy
    Your Daddy 24 November, 2018, 02:29

    One way to help change a red state blue… look what happened in Houston with elected judges… suck it dirty Republicans!

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  19. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 24 November, 2018, 12:12

    Globalists, corporate food barons, tech trinket makers, the welfare kabal, psuedo/faux charity hustlers, publicans, slimy attornies, robots , data collection trolls and mega warehouse ilk are cleaning you out.

    The Franks, proletariat, urban serfs, Thurlingens, Vandals are near your gated casa’s.

    You can cope. No one sucking thumbs in Uly’s comfort bunker awaiting their hitching of long distance moving trailer-

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  20. Marin Native
    Marin Native 28 November, 2018, 20:39

    Today in the SF newspaper an article about a number of Bay Area companies re-locating, such as North Face and Jamba Juice.

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    • Ed Steele, Ted's brother.
      Ed Steele, Ted's brother. 5 December, 2018, 14:37

      Jamba Juice going????

      We are so screwed. My prediction?

      Antifa creates a new juice from the sweat glands of Bernie and Beto, they invade local school boards with heavy product placement in school cafeterias. As reliance on the juice drinking spreads, Ted Cruz’s assassin Dad and Malaria Trump publish a doomer manifesto embracing carbon taxing and an Ayn Rand based cocaine ritual which jacks up doomers into a 2020 loss of the WH.

      Seriously

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  21. Bill
    Bill 30 November, 2018, 13:34

    Take THAT, you filthy BUMS!!!!

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  22. RBC
    RBC 5 December, 2018, 15:07

    Ed, Do you really understand the absurdity of what you said ? Few facts on Cal:

    1. California has $1.8 Trillion im unfunded liabilities.
    2 . Spent billions on a bullet train to no where.
    3. Highest tax in the entire union.
    4. Highest poverty rate.
    5. Schools ranking close to the bottom in terms of education standards.
    6. Highest percentage of middle class leavng the state.
    7. Highest percentage of companies leaving the state.
    8. Wost infrastructure in terms of maintenance and growth.

    I got plenty more stats, but really don’t think you believe the above matters.

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    • Mr. Steele
      Mr. Steele 7 December, 2018, 07:22

      RBC—- 1 3 4 67 and 8 are of course false. These are talking points from the cal alt right. You know youre a Trumpaloopa— admit it.

      California infrastructure– best in Nation

      CALPERS— The fund is stronger and larger than ever.

      Poverty? — LMAO– hardly

      Middle class leaving? Are you high?

      Our schools are testing well

      you cant be a CWD hero posting rubbish— get real

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      • RBC
        RBC 11 December, 2018, 10:05

        I’ll keep this response productive and short. Mr. Steele, I’m thinking you must be joking as there is no data to back your position. The data points i outlined are not talking points, but clear facts.

        I have more than ample data to outline grounds to back up my statements, I would love to read your data as apparently i missing something, Send it along, so the forum can get an education on how well California is really doing.

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  23. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 December, 2018, 18:03

    Well well well. Love the pre———moving free advertising!!!

    Special this week.

    Pumpkin latte spice Mockavado, whatever, in our comfort bunker with our security buds Vicious and Baby and Frank Sinatra singin soothing “ Send in the Clowns”.

    Somehow, we are gutting it out in this terrible awful place to live…if you can’t cut it, we can truly help!

    Faithfully

    ULI

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  24. afrequentreader
    afrequentreader 8 December, 2018, 09:28

    Facts be damned, the rose colored glasses are nothing more than a ruse. They just don’t get it RBC. It’s like arguing with idiots…(insert many a quote for humor here).

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Chris Reed

Chris Reed

Chris Reed is a regular contributor to Cal Watchdog. Reed is an editorial writer for U-T San Diego. Before joining the U-T in July 2005, he was the opinion-page columns editor and wrote the featured weekly Unspin column for The Orange County Register. Reed was on the national board of the Association of Opinion Page Editors from 2003-2005. From 2000 to 2005, Reed made more than 100 appearances as a featured news analyst on Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate KPCC-FM. From 1990 to 1998, Reed was an editor, metro columnist and film critic at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. Reed has a political science degree from the University of Hawaii (Hilo campus), where he edited the student newspaper, the Vulcan News, his senior year. He is on Twitter: @chrisreed99.

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