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Economic stimulus gaining the Big Mo'Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Dec. 19, 2008
Signals to employers that California will be cost-competitive appear to be of utmost importance to Gov. Schwarzenegger and the general public that he governs. Fears that companies truly are shying away from California's unwieldy tax, wage and regulatory structures are setting in with average voters. Household Christmas discussions across the state lead with comments such as "Just be happy you have a job, Jimmie" ... or "I'm so worried about my job, bro" .... or "I am so angry my company had to lay off employees" ... or "I got layed off so I had to take a lesser paying job so I could get through Christmas."
Depressing, I know, but reality has set in. California's excess without comprehensive plans to attract high wage jobs that drive an entire economy has come home. In the minds of the California Governor and citizenry it is not only obvious but mandatory that California devise comprehensive economic recovery in the overall budget plan, as opposed to just some quick cash. Families now want economic development for themselves and their government.
An employer contacted me this week and said this: "Listen, Gino. California is becoming an analogy for the auto industry predicament. The state's public sector has driven up an unsustainable environment and now we can't pay for it. This has to be fixed now." I told that employer to keep the pressure on to do the right thing ... that the tide is turning for California to send a huge signal that its lawmakers understand what it takes to compete in this marketplace and attract high-wage jobs. I hope I'm right and that next Christmas, I'm blogging about California household discussions that lead with a merrier tone, like "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays."
Here's a few tide turning indicators along with the millions of household Christmas discussions:
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