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3rd October 2010, 11:10 PM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
More Companies Abandon the Sinking Ship, California
Nevada News & Views reports:

Computer software giant Adobe, computer game monster EA Games, and Internet auction king ebay are abandoning California to set up shop in Utah. Why? California’s horrid business climate and high taxes... These companies fleeing California’s horrid business climate are not alone. There has been a steady flow of businesses out of California for the better part of a decade. As California’s political morass worsens, as its budget woes increase, and as her politicians are proven incapable of making the hard budgetary decisions to take power from unions and chop unnecessarily lavish social programs, the state’s jobs are bleeding out. California is in a freefall the end of which is still unseen.

Here is a partial list of the large and medium-sized companies that have either moved parts of their business or have left the “land of milk and honey” for brighter prospects altogether:

Abraxis Health
Adobr Systems, Inc.
Alza Corp.
American AVK
American Racing
Apple Computer [partial]
Audix Corporation
Apria Healthcare Group
Assurant Inc.
Barefoot Motors
Bazz Houston Co
Beckman Coulter
Bild Industries Inc.
Bill Miller Engineering, Ltd.
BMC Select
BPI Labs
Buck Knives
CalPortland Cement
California Casualty Group
CalStar Products Inc.
Checks To-Go
Chivaroli & Associates
CoreSite, A Carlyle Company,
Creel Printing
Dassault Falcon DaVita Inc.
Denny’s Corp.
Digital Domain
DuPont Fabros Technology
ebay, Inc.
EDMO Distributors, Inc.
Edwards Lifesciences
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Facebook [partial]
FallLine Corporation
Fidelity National Financial
First American Corp.
Fluor Corp.
Foxconn Electronics
Fuel System Solutions
Gregg Industries
Hilton Hotels Corp.
Hino Motor Manufacturing USA
Intel Corporation [partial]
Intuit of Mountain View
J.C. Penney
Kimmie Candy Co.
Klaussner Home Furnishings
Knight Protective Industries
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.
LCF Enterprises
Lennox Hearth Products Inc.
Lyn-Tron, Inc.
Mariah Power
Maxwell America
MotorVac Technologies
Nissan North America
Northrop Grumman
Patmont Motor Werks, Inc.
Paragon Relocation Resources
Pixel Magic
Plastic Model Engineering, Inc.
Precor, Premier Inc.
Pro Cal of South Gate
Race Track Chaplaincy of Amer.
Red Truck Fire & Safety Co.
Scale Computing
Schott Solar Inc.
Smiley Industries
Special Devices Inc.
Stasis Engineering
Stata Corp.
Tapmatic Teledesic
Telmar Network Technology Inc.
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
True Games Interactive Inc.
TTM Technologies
USAA Insurance
[Note others may be partial moves]

Source: http://nevadanewsandviews.com/2010/08/25/companies-fleeing-california-for-utah-over-confiscatory-tax-rate/

What? Really?!

And all those "progressive" politicians were claiming that more regulations and taxation on the wealthy would create a prosperous paradise.

This just can't be happening! :sarc:

Pretty soon, I might be joining them as well.