quote: This comes off as extortion to me.
quote: the state NEEDS to do something about its unfriendliness to businesses.
quote: Is the change the result of the business climate or the economic climate in general?
quote: , in the last 10 years, 2.2 million more tax payers left the state than entered.
quote: Leaving or folding? And yes companies move about in good economic times. Again, without national data how do you put CA's data into context?
quote: you must hand over a certain percentage of your gross revenue to the state (around 1% for most businesses)
quote: For such a liberal state, the tax codes are a bit regressive. It obviously isn't perfect, but hopefully a bit more business friendly.
quote: And with the 5.4 businesses per week leaving California so far this year up from 1 business per week in 2009, the state NEEDS to do something about its unfriendliness to businesses.
quote: I think Amazon is being nice here, if it was me, I would've given them the middle finger and stayed away.
quote: Isn't that what this is doing? There's a reason local retailers are backing this - because it makes their local stores (that are employing Californian's) more price competitive with the online companies who are mostly employing people in other states.
quote: Just like AT&T, Amazon is holding jobs hostage so they can get more bonuses for their slimeball executives.
quote: it can't have anything to do with the piss poor customer service or crowded stores.