Dan Walters asks, When U.S. economy recovers, will California be left behind? Walters talks about “the business climate” which usually is interpreted to mean do we tax and regulate businesses.
Well here is a business problem: many businesses say that recovery will be delayed in California because there just are not enough trained workers ready to compete in a 21st-century economy. And the infrastructure is in terrible shape, and courts take too long to hear cases, etc.
These problems are not because of high taxes. Instead they are problems because we have cut taxes and government and now there is not enough government to educate workers, fix roads and bridges, hear court cares, etc.
We need to get our priorities back where they belong and get our government back to educating our kids and workforce and fixing roads and hearing court cases, etc., so businesses want to come here and stay here and thrive and provide the 21st century jobs that we need.