Kanani Fong is one of us on Neptunus Lex at Facebook.
This is a really good read.
I have run a small business here, and there is considerable bureaucracy to do so in the field we were in. However, what makes it difficult are a number of issues cause by both Republicans and Democrats –especially the tax laws which favor large corporations over small businesses, the number of added on fees. The cost of living, and I would say, the grossly inflated housing prices, coupled with Prop 13 –which has created a crazy 2 tiered system of uneven taxation –my neighbors pay 1k a year for property tax, I pay 6k. Their house is worth a lot more than mine, has also led to a inequities that simply put: are ridiculous. In addition, the power of unions in this state –from the state employees union, the prison guards union, teachers unions have all put a stranglehold on our futures with their expensive pension promises. Simply put, long gone are the days of anyone working for one large bureaucracy for their entire lives for the majority of people. Small businesses will continue to grow, and this state could benefit if they’d recognize this, and rid itself of the tyranny of unions, unequal taxation, and also really start boosting education by steering away from the reforms being instituted by the Feds that make teachers teach for the test.