Blackmailers Don’t Shoot has the details. Looks like Maher has almost reached that level of stupidty I call Jimmy Carter stupid
I’m willing to entertain the idea that he’s just the most dishonest. Billy’s column at the Huffington Post, New Rule: Conservatives Who Love to Brag About American Exceptionalism Must Come Here to California is one of Maher’s typical applause-trolling moves. It’s also a great insight into just how delusional liberals are.
Before I saw who wrote the article, I thought the title meant that conservatives who came to California would question American exceptionalism. The problem is that that would actually be kind of funny, which would not be keeping in character with the actual author. Instead we get this.
New Rule: Conservatives who love to brag about American exceptionalism must come here to California, and see it in person. And then they should be afraid — very afraid. Because while the rest of the country is beset by stories of right-wing takeovers in places like North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, California is going in the opposite direction and creating the kind of modern, liberal nation the country as a whole can only dream about. And not only can’t the rest of the country stop us — we’re going to drag you along with us.
Conservatives from other states really should visit California. They can drive through our bankrupt cities, head to the Home Depot and chat with the illegal immigrants who hang out there with impunity, and maybe make a stop in Venice where homeless people who live in trailers dump their holding tanks on the street. It would be a great lesson for anyone from a more conservative state. Even liberals could benefit from seeing what their policies result in when they rule the place for decades. It might also put their home states’ crappy weather into perspective.
As a side note, California USED to, be the home of many big corporations, today? Not so much. Businesses are fleeing California.
There were 1.3 million businesses in California at the end of 2012, 5.2 percent fewer than in the previous year (that’s about 73,000 fewer). To put that in perspective, Massachusetts lost 5,200 businesses, the second-highest amount, and Kansas had 3.1 percent fewer businesses in 2012 than in 2011, the second-highest loss rate.
If you have to be reminded why businesses are leaving California you must be watching Seinfeld instead of Fox News or even CNN.
The biggest reason is the COST of doing business—high taxes, bad regulations, and union control. Add to this the Arnold and Jerry policies to raise the cost of energy by 33%–just because Al Gore tells a joke with a straight face.
From my good friend Dr. Ben Zycher of the Pacific Research Institute, “California already suffers from high retail electricity rates relative to the rest of the country. PRI reports that retail rates in the Golden State are up to 131 percent higher than rates in the Pacific Northwest and 70 percent higher than rates in the Mountain region. In fact, California rates are 53 percent higher than the U.S. as a whole.
“This adverse effect is certain to worsen the other important disadvantages that various California public policies have created in terms of competitive dynamics with other states,” writes Zycher.
State residents are already being hit hard if they do not install solar devices onto their rooftops. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Californians who don’t have solar rooftop installations paid an extra $1.3 billion in yearly power bills.”
Apparently Bill Maher thinks driving businesses OUT of your state is a good idea.