(Feb. 27, 2009) — You would think that in its time of economic hardship, the state of California's Legislature would do everything within its power to bring more jobs into the state.
Instead, they are looking at taxing plastic bags, implementing bans on polystyrene takeout packaging and a host of other emotionally driven environmental regulations.
According to a Dec. 18 Los Angeles Times article, California is losing more of its population (i.e., taxpayers) than it is taking in.
Could it be that many businesses are finding that it's too difficult to adhere to California's stringent and ever-tightening regulations? Maybe those firms are also taking valued employees with them when they move out of state.
Now, with more environmental bills pending in other states and potentially nationwide, there may be no other states to escape to.
The current flurry of environmental activity makes me think of a ship that is quickly sinking, all the while the crew is only concerned with fighting over who gets to run the flag up the mast.