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on Aug 23, 2011
As an alternative to incessant whining, one could choose to take responsibility by electing fiscally responsive government officials, who might in turn:
1) Massively reform California's welfare system,
2) Take on the Union bosses (could be seen as a subset of number 1),
3) Boot the illegals,
4) Make English the default language of government and, in general,
5) Decrease other various and sundry costs of doing business in CA (such as pushing extreme environmental regulations that no other state, let alone country, would adopt, therefore rendering the burdens we impose on our businesses pointless).
If we had been taking these measures, along with others that could be easily enumerated, over the past 40 years, we would be running surpluses, not worrying about driving more businesses out of our state.
Sorry, that should have read "fiscally responsible." Although "responsive" would be a refreshing change, as well....
Amazon not paying CA sales tax is NOT why CA is having a budget crises and it's not why local businesses are not doing better. Working on Point 5 in the above comment would help. As well, relaxing the absurd parking restrictions in Menlo Park would go a long way for the businesses commenting in the article. I NEVER get a parking ticket when shopping at Amazon.
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