Yes, there are conservatives in California. Long suffering, but conservative. There are several complaints on the management of California, and expectedly from conservatives. This has lead to an exodus of sorts from the state as leaders and lawmakers regulate and tax the citizens to death.
Of late, I have seen more people complain about the failures of the State, but one recent addition to the list has me laughing: Bill Maher.
In an appearance on his show, Maher opened fire on Adam Schiff about the continued failures of the state. His rant adds another layer of beauty as Schiff looks more like a deer in the headlights than he normally does.
“Look, you’re a Congressman from California. I know some of this is not in your domain because you go to Washington to work on national issues, but I live in California so I am going to b**** a little, can I? Because, you know, uh, I mean there is an exodus, I wan… California businesses are leaving the state in droves. In just 2018 and 2019, which were economic boom years, 765 commercial facilities left, um, 13,000 businesses left between 2009 and 2016, look I came out here in 1983, I found paradise, I love California. (Applause) I do, I don’t want to leave….(cheering)”
But….and it’s a big but…
“Um, but I feel like I’m living in Italy in the 70s or something. Super high taxes, potholes on the road, fiii (fires?) I don’t know what I’m getting for my super-high taxes. And I do unders… this talk of exodus, you know, I’ll tell you, People talk about this a lot now and people are leaving like in my industry Joe Rogan left, um Ben Shapiro, sorry ladies (HARHAR), Elon Musk talks about leaving, what do you say about that as a California representative?”
Schiff starts to try to dance around the issue with some talk about making California a more business-friendly state, how progressive ideals are not “incompatible” with attracting business or allowing businesses to thrive, except the whole part about how it is the progressive policies that have driven the businesses out.
You can watch the interaction here:
Sorry there Schiff. Progressives killed this state. Progressive policies are definitely incompatible with business. I hope voters wake up to it, but after watching what has happened over the last couple of decades, I don’t hold much hope.