People who are interested in keeping businesses in their state do not adopt tax, immigration and regulatory policies as California has done over the past decade or so. This, despite the fact that they had a supposedly Republican governor, someone so inept that they ran rings around him the entire term.
Know this: Democrats in California could care less about keeping businesses in the state and are equally disinterested in maintaining a prosperous, growing economy. In fact, prosperity is directly contrary to the society Democrats are looking to create. The economy is not even on the Democratic agenda in California, or anywhere else that Democrats control.
Democrats understand that the worse the economy does, the better for Democrats.
Prosperity is NOT the goal. Driving out those who disagree with the new society Democrats are creating is one goal - it's part of the reason for the taxation, the environmental regulations, the welcoming of new immigrants to replace those tossed out of the State.
Some people say that this analysis gives too much credit to not very smart people, that Democrats have more or less blundered their way into the terrible place California now finds itself. Wrong. Democrats recognize that they do best when people are poor, reliant on government, and when there is mass immigration, especially of pooor people, since immigrants come in already dependent on government, and therefore ready to vote for Democrats. Immigrants also are unfamiliar with American traditions and are therefore more susceptible to Democratic manipulation, using the tried and true method of suborning the leadership at the expense of the people.
Accordingly, in California the Democratic Party encourages conditions that creates and maintains poverty - especialy anything that results in single parents which leads to a double win for Democrats - a dependent parent and children more likely to be dependent. Along with crime and all the rest of the conditions that are near and dear to Democrats.
On the other hand, Democrats encourage public employee unions since it serves the dual purpose of creating a class of people directly dependant on government, and gives them access to taxpayer funding of Democratic candidates and causes.
Democrats also use public media to promote their candidates and issues, and public media is in turn dependent on Democrats for subsidies. Other media is also depedent on Democrats - a revolving door has been created between Party and government, if not directly than through spouses and other family members.
The new state being built by the Democrats, who are now firmly entrenched in power in California, is based on a model well known to modern history. The new California essentially will have no middle class unless you call government workers and party apparatchiks the "middle class." The rich are those who are well connected or part of the power structure, which is corrupt through and through.
You can't talk about California without talking about the foregoing. As for Democrats being uninterested in prosperity, note that Obama goes from golf game to podium, gives a speech about the economy, but does nothing, and never has done anything on the economy. There is no intent on the part of the Party to improve economic conditions - the Party is uninterested in doing so since it leads to losses in elections. Why would it do otherwise - the constiuency of the Party are the poor, and it does phenomenally well among single mothers who depend on the Party, it's an ally to environmental groups (who now have acess to the public trough) who advocate for means to cause further impoverishment.
Democrats in fact do everything possible to destroy wealth, and its record includes a half a century of utter failure in the cities, and in one community in particular, against who they have committed the worst sort of atrocities.
And, when the "traditional" Americans who have not yet been conditioned object, that's no problem either since Democrats are well on their way to making these people into a minority in their own country.
Sound simple, right? There is no word to describe just how bad these people are - they have destroyed generations, dooming them to poor schools, communities filled with crime and drugs, and children raised by overwhelmed single parents. It isn't any wonder that people ruled by Democrats looked to Obama as their great leader - since their lives are barren,without guidance or foundation, so they were more than ready to lay down and accept someone as their savior, before whom they could kneel, bow and scrape. We are indeed fortunate that Obama appears to be entirely too incompetent to be a real leader - or so it would seem, as these people have shown they were waiting to relinquish their freedom to the first demogogue that came along. Why wouldn't they, since it means so little to them?
Looked at in this light, what is happening in California makes perfect sense