Liberal States Worst for Business

Another example of the results of applied liberalism – from the Chicago Tribune:

…Nearly one quarter of the survey’s 322 respondents said Illinois had one of the least favorable business climates, according to Development Counsellors International, which specializes in economic development and tourism marketing.

Taxes and high costs were among the factors that contributed to the state’s poor showing in the survey. California was deemed to have the worst business climate, followed by New York and Illinois…

…Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina were viewed as having the best business climates, according to the survey.

It is just a simple fact of life – the more taxes and regulations you throw on business, the harder it becomes for business to exist.  Liberals are steadily killing the goose which laws the golden eggs.  The only businesses which can do well are those who donate heavily to liberals…and in return such businesses get tax and regulatory breaks.  But, still, the overall effect on business is chilling…and the worst effect is not so much the actual taxes and regulations, but the fact that taxes and regulations can be increased or changed on a whim.  Some liberal State legislator gets a burr up his butt and all of a sudden a new tax is laid or another onerous regulation imposed.  Because of this, business either flees to friendlier jurisdictions or, at best, just stands pat and never expands.

We are getting a very useful course of instruction right now – our States are pretty much divided between Red and Blue.  Not too many States with a really divided government.  And, so, the experiment is proceeding…liberalism being applied here, conservatism being applied there.  In a few, short years the inescapable results will be in, and the people will be able to see, finally and for good, which set of policies actually works.  And not just in a purely business sense – the stunning turn around in Wisconsin following upon Walker’s reforms are showing that even in government action, applied conservatism provides better government at a lower cost.

We’re watching the process of liberalism killing itself off…it can no longer hide behind conservative forces coming to liberalism’s rescue.  No more can some like an uber-liberal Dukakis in Massachusetts claim a  liberal “economic miracle” which was actually brought about by Reagan policies nationally.  No longer can a liberal President take credit for welfare reform and a balanced budget brought forth by a Republican Congress.  Liberalism is out on its own…and it is failing, with no one to blame but liberalism.

We might be witnessing Liberalism’s last year…and it may come about that it will never trouble us again, at least through our life times.


36 thoughts on “Liberal States Worst for Business

  1. moron September 21, 2011 / 9:39 am

    Government and union jobs do quite well in liberal states (until bankruptcy of the union businesses). Government jobs do well regardless! Greece has not fired a single civil servant in the past 12 months! Socialism rocks. Good thing Texas is vast so it can accommodate all the relocating businesses.

    • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 10:56 am


      Tell me, what’s the GDP per capita of “liberal” states and what is the GDP per capita of the “conservative” states?

      That should show you where people are better off right?

      Also, how many fortune 500 companies are there in conservative run states as compared to liberal run states?

      • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 12:56 pm

        nice job deflecting the question.

        just because one family in CA moved to Texas in your article from May, doesn’t mean it’s a norm or pattern.

        Instead of deflecting moron, why don’t you try and answer the question.

        You GOP idiots are great at pointing to exceptions and claiming they are the rule.

      • neocon1 September 21, 2011 / 3:27 pm



        mmmm mmmm mmmmm

      • moron September 21, 2011 / 4:49 pm

        “just because one family in CA moved to Texas in your article from May, doesn’t mean it’s a norm or pattern.” Thomas

        Businesses must agree: A recent poll of CEOs ranked Texas as the No. 1 state for business, the seventh year in a row.

        That same poll ranked California as the worst.

        Liberalism is a mental disease. Thomas, are you really that stupid? As more and more businesses leave the liberal states, this will become more and more pronounced as the producers, job creators and tax bases leave and the parasites are left to eat each other. Karma.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 21, 2011 / 8:43 pm


        Blue State per capital GDP is inflated by government spending – and while that can make it look good for a while the net long-term effect is disastrous. And the reality between the States can be quite different once you get past all the government spending.

        California has a population of 37.2 million, Texas has a population of 25.1 million; California is about 32% more populous than Texas…and yet Texas shipped $593 billion in manufactured goods in 2007 while California shipped $491.4 billion. Per capita, Texas endowed our economy with 23,600 in manufactures while California, per capita, only gave us 13,200.

        That is the real economy…and the Red States are blowing the Blue States out of the water.

      • Bodie September 24, 2011 / 1:54 pm

        “Blue State per capital GDP is inflated by government spending”

        Of course, you know that red states take more taxes than they give, and blue states give more taxes than they take–you know this quite well, though seem to think that deleting posts that mention it also deletes the facts. It doesn’t, Mark, and your lie doesn’t change the facts, either.

  2. Cluster September 21, 2011 / 10:08 am

    I now know why Obama wants the rich to pay more taxes. He has become quite comfortable in his position that other people need to pay for, and Michelle hasn’t been on vacation since August!! What’s up with that? Isn’t shared sacrifice wonderful?

    More than 500 officials and staff will accompany the president on his tour this week – along with a mass of high-tech security equipment, including the $300,000 presidential limousine, known as The Beast. Fitted with night-vision camera, reinforced steel plating, tear- gas cannon and oxygen tanks, the vehicle is the ultimate in heavy armoured transport.

    • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 10:57 am


      Talking points alert!

      so now the Presiden’t isn’t supposed to travel to other nations? or fly commercial?

      Idiot. truly, you are an idiot.

      let me guess, it was a joke right?

      • Cluster September 21, 2011 / 11:10 am

        No joke Tommy, 500 people is a little extreme, don’t ya think? Shared sacrifice my ass.

      • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 11:20 am

        did you complain and post articles about other Presidents traveling and taking their entourage this much during your life?

        when things were bad under Carter, or Reagan, did you complain then as well?

        you’re a talking points machine. Shared sacrifice is making the corporations pay their taxes rather than letting them avoid it by having loopholes.

        But that’s a matter for adults, not the religious freaks of the GOP.

      • Cluster September 21, 2011 / 11:27 am


        You seem angry, defensive, and eager to make excuses for a man you adore. Same shit, different day, right?

      • Cluster September 21, 2011 / 11:29 am

        Oh and I have always opposed excess’s. I am very financially conservative, and consistent with that. Your positions seem to change with who is in charge – ie: useful idiot.

  3. Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 11:29 am

    Cluster is a religious freak? Lol. you really don’t pay any attention to anything other than your own anger and hatred do you? 🙂

    BTW, have you ever heard of the concept of leadership by example?

    • Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 11:40 am

      You make yourself look more foolish and idiotic with each passing post. You and your religious conspiracy theories, bet when the 2008 elections were coming up, you were leading the charge screaming Buuuusshh was going to declare a dictatorship.

      Keep up the good work. And maybe someday you will need to get a building permit in Illinois. Good luck with all that paperwork.

    • Cluster September 21, 2011 / 12:15 pm

      The Democrats are a bunch of brain dead kook’s

      Look at Maxine Waters and Harry Reid

      Thanks for playing

    • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 12:56 pm

      hey doofus,

      those people aren’t running for President. the two people I listed are.

      There is a difference you know.

    • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 12:57 pm


      Vicious personal, religious-bigoted attack deleted. Play nice or get lost, Thomas//Moderator.

  4. Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    I am sure you can find an article or two if you really tried. Use that vaunted “smartness” of yours.

    If we are going to talk about per capita gdp, how about discussing why D.C. has the highest in the country. You cant get any more blue than D.C. Wonder why they are the highest. Couldn’t be all that manufacturing and growin and mining going on there could it?

    You concentrate money in certain areas sure the gdp will go up, does not mean that they are creating any wealth. Most cases they are just redistributing it.

    Why yes I am a mennonite, you hate mennonites? What did we ever do to you?

    Keep up with the hatred there. Anger too. It becomes you well.

  5. Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    You obviously did not read what was written. You are so full of yourself. Go learn something instead of just running on emotion, but emotions are all libbies like you have.

    • Thomasg0102 September 21, 2011 / 1:49 pm

      Deleted. // Moderator

  6. Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 1:50 pm

    Are you really so lazy you cant type “fear bush dictatorship” in a search engine? Where do you find the strength to change screen names so often?

    • Count d'Haricots September 21, 2011 / 1:53 pm

      I don’t understand why you respond to Sasan. Sasan just follows the script he’s used for years ~ start out reasonable, escalate the vitriol until he’s banned, then return with another hate-filled sock-puppet.

      You’re better off ignoring him, he has nothing to add to the conversation, can’t formulate an actual opinion and using his extremely limited diction only causes confusion.

      Don’t argue with an idiot; observers may not be able to tell you apart.

      • Green Mountain Boy September 21, 2011 / 9:21 pm

        Hmm, thanks for the advice. Mostly I do just ignore him. Sometime the world needs a reminder of just what kind of people liberals are. Thomas is perfect example of being everything he says he is against. Think of him as a living “Why We Fight” episode.

        I was not arguing. Was I?

    • dbschmidt September 21, 2011 / 2:34 pm

      It is also obvious that he has no understanding of Natural Law, the foundation of this country, or most anything else. There are a few on this blog I would not mind not having to wade through any longer but that is at the discretion of the owners and moderator so I just skip over it like a cow patty.

      “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
      –Winston Churchill

      • Leonard L'Farte September 21, 2011 / 3:14 pm

        I haven’t been here very long, but it didn’t take more than a few days to determine that Thomas and Bodie aren’t here to participate in any kind of meaningful conversation.

      • neocon1 September 21, 2011 / 3:31 pm


      • neocon1 September 21, 2011 / 3:35 pm


        Large cities with a high percentage of low income residents

        For the survey, a large city is defined as a city with a population of 250,000 or more.
        Percentage of residents living at the U.S. government established poverty income level is listed.[1]

        Detroit, Michigan 36.4
        Cleveland, Ohio 35.0
        Buffalo, New York 28.8
        Milwaukee, Wisconsin 27.0
        St. Louis, Missouri 26.7
        Miami, Florida 26.5
        Memphis, Tennessee 26.2
        Cincinnati, Ohio 25.7
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 25.0
        Newark, New Jersey 23.9

      • cory September 21, 2011 / 7:04 pm


        Why call out just liberals? Do you think neocon1 participates “in any kind of meaningful conversation”?

      • neocon1 September 22, 2011 / 3:28 pm


        look up one post…Duhhhh

      • theshadowiswatching September 23, 2011 / 2:33 pm

        Bodie’s posts are now removed and some of Thomas’s, such as his recent racist posts, are as well. If Thomas continues to post nothing but insults and bigoted commentary his posts will also be removed. Both Bodie and Thomas have already been through this process and are familiar with it and will no doubt return under new names. //Moderator

  7. Count d'Haricots September 22, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Exact same?

    Is that not dissimilar or similarly indistinguishable? Because that would be a whole nother thing all together.

  8. Ryan S. September 22, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    THomas, just curious. . what is the average cpost of living in those blue states. . and what proportion of their GDP is completely wasted government spending?

  9. neocon1 September 23, 2011 / 1:35 pm


    slave/KKK states were 100% run by democrats……is that what you were inferring?

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