Friday, August 7, 2009

Again, I Told You So.

(Btw, The Ventura Star also has a great editorial today debunking the myths unfortunately being perpetuated by the NDA.)

I knew this would happen. Why won't the Nevada Development Authority think up real ways to promote Nevada instead of this crap? Our neighbors to the West really aren't happy, and they're calling the NDA out on their BS.

Our neighbors to the East are substantially different to us. They have different goals, and a different world view on how we should treat our citizens, how we should educate our children, and what kind of services we should provide. Usually, it's no big deal. They do their thing, we do ours.
Of course, times are different now. For a long time, we have had many advantages that come from a more progressive government: better educated workers and better services available to businesses. It's hard to claim much of an advantage in that realm now that we've gone ahead and slashed pretty much everything.

And now, the Nevada Development Authority is bringing their anti-tax message to California, trying to pick off California businesses. To this point, there is little evidence that companies are leaving the state because of the taxes, and it could be argued that any businesses that are leaving, are just as much due to lack of services.

But this works really, really well for the CalChamber [California Chamber of Commerce]. It sets them up so well, you might even begin to wonder if the Chambers of Commerce all across the country are coordinating a race to the bottom. One state Chamber of Commerce (or in this case, Development Authority) tosses a little stink bomb like this little ad into another state, and the recipient state gets to argue how taxes are too high.

Great! Thanks, NDA! You may end up f**king up California even more by giving "Arnold Antoinette" & his big corporate buddies ammo to block the tax reforms needed to fix that state. And by the way, doesn't the NDA realize that we need California tourists to boost our tourist-driven Nevada economy?

Cheese louise, and these boneheads really think they're helping us?

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