Tired Rhetoric September 28, 2010Posted by Dwight Furrow in Dwight Furrow's Posts, politics, Uncategorized.
Tags: Meg Whitman
I just listened to part of the debate between Brown and Whitman. And Whitman keeps making the same tired argument that businesses are leaving California because of taxes and too much regulation. But Bureau of Labor Statistics don’t support that claim. In fact, we have lost fewer jobs than neighboring states. Last year, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon had over 6.5% job loss compared to 4% in California. Of course any job lost is one too many but the job losses are caused by the recession, not taxes or regulations.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), there is very little movement of businesses across state lines and California is about 20th in the nation when it comes to the tax burden. A recent report found that California loses fewer jobs across its borders than other states because large, metropolitan areas are far from the state border.
Schwarzenegger was fond of making the same false claim. E-meg needs to find some new talking points.
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