A California family leader is glad to see former presidential
hopeful Rick Perry calling out The Golden State for creating a
hostile environment for business.
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) this week took a recruitment trip
to California, courting businesses to his state. The former
presidential candidate visited parts of Los Angeles, the Silicon
Valley, San Francisco, and Orange County following
the release of his 30-second radio ad in which he claims
California's high tax rate and tough regulations make the state a
hostile climate for business owners.
Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, is pleased to see the
Republican making such a bold move.
"Rick Perry is doing what the California media will not: Talk
about how the big government and the big welfare programs and the
high tax programs in California are running people and businesses
out of California for greener pastures for their businesses and for
their personal incomes," Thomasson contends.
"California ranks 48th -- that's nearly the worst in the nation
-- for a state business tax climate. And Texas? Well, it's number
nine; it's the ninth best in the nation."
The Texan's trip to The Golden State has garnered quite a bit of
media attention and reaction from Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA), who
says Texas businesses should consider California.
Thousands of California residents do move to Texas each year,
and some predict that recent tax hikes in The Golden State will
send more residents fleeing.