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  • #16
    Re: California Business

    Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Life can get rough when you don't pay attention.
    I have no idea what you're saying there.

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    • #17
      Re: California Business

      Originally posted by jet57 View Post
      Tesla now has it: American born American made.
      Elon Musk is a genius, he knows that his primary clients are California yuppies with disposable income, and he'll sell more by building them there than anywhere else. Thats the beauty of a niche market.

      Don't get me wrong, his designs have great merit, and I'm sure once they release the Model E and a range extending gen-set, they'll sell like hot cakes. But like their new Gigafactory, the expanded production needed for mass markets will go somewhere a little less politically starved for oxygen.

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      • #18
        Re: California Business

        Originally posted by jet57 View Post
        Toyota moved out of the old GM plant in Fremont Calif some time ago. Tesla now has it: American born American made.
        Originally posted by Good1 View Post
        This was their Sales HQ (American) in Torrance.
        Originally posted by jet57 View Post
        I don't understand that sentence.
        Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
        Life can get rough when you don't pay attention.
        Originally posted by jet57 View Post
        I have no idea what you're saying there.
        You claim Toyota moved out of a factory facility.

        Nope, it was Toyota's American Sales HQ in Torrance that's moving.

        Life's rough when you don't pay attention. Pay attention to the details?

        Seriously? You missed all that? Are you feeling OK?

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        • #19
          Re: California Business

          Originally posted by Jihad4Beer View Post
          Texas does have higher property taxes. Nobody ever mentions that part.

          I figured once that what I save in by not paying a state income tax, I end up paying in higher property taxes.

          Either way, they get you.

          And Texas has what's called a "franchise tax", which is a fancy word for corporate tax, on businesses with revenues over 1 million.

          What Texas does have is relatively cheaper realestate vs other strong economic states.

          In 2010, I paid $265k for my 2300 sq ft house with a pool and hot tub on a 15,000 sq ft lot in an upper-middle class neighbourhood, 15 minutes from downtown, schools are not that great however and if they were it would have listed for about $100,000 more and people will pay for that.

          Of course that was during a nationwide realestate market bottom. But for the 4th largest city in America, that was a great value. And still is. I assume that is what is really attractive. My wife is a realestate agent, and so many of her calls now are out of staters who cashed in the over priced Westcoast or Northeast realestate and can't believe what they can get for their money down here.

          But yeah, things are booming down here. Hard to know there was ever a recession.
          Dude. You didn't buy in the heights did you?
          Shoulda tried a burb like Pearland Friendswood clearlake Katy or Webster. Better property better schools and easy access to the beltway. More bang for your buck too.
          Though being 15 min from downtown is kinda nice.

          The real appeal of a burb is to buy a larger property and keep cows goats or horses so your can get the ag exemption and not have to pay property taxes
          Though those property taxes do go to our schools which is nice.

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          • #20
            Re: California Business

            Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
            Nice place. Just curious, why 2 car carport, and not a garage? Possible upgrade / add on?
            I have a 2 car garage and a 2 car carport.

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            • #21
              Re: California Business

              Originally posted by Commodore View Post
              Elon Musk is a genius, he knows that his primary clients are California yuppies with disposable income, and he'll sell more by building them there than anywhere else. Thats the beauty of a niche market.

              Don't get me wrong, his designs have great merit, and I'm sure once they release the Model E and a range extending gen-set, they'll sell like hot cakes. But like their new Gigafactory, the expanded production needed for mass markets will go somewhere a little less politically starved for oxygen.
              Musk started Tesla on El Camino Rea; in Moutain View some years ago. That site is now thee dealership. His next move is to build a battery factory here that will employ 6500 people. He chose this sate for a reason and it's working well. I don't know where you guys are getting this California hates business routine, becasue California has remained the number 5 or 6 economy in the world for many many years. Moreover, as we have seen with Prop 8, California is also a much more conservative state than many believe it to be.

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              • #22
                Re: California Business

                Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
                You claim Toyota moved out of a factory facility.

                Nope, it was Toyota's American Sales HQ in Torrance that's moving.

                Life's rough when you don't pay attention. Pay attention to the details?

                Seriously? You missed all that? Are you feeling OK?
                HQ is HQ; Torrance? Whatever. Toyota made all of it's Tacomas (inluding mine) at the old GM plant in Fremont Calif. A few years ago they moved out: Tesla took it over.

                Now Toyota may be moving to Texas; but so what? Their manufacturing has been gone for a while and we just plugged the hole. So, the reality is - they come and go and have been since 1850.

                So, yes, I'm paying attention. You just don't live here so (you guys) don't experience the details.

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                • #23
                  Re: California Business

                  Originally posted by jet57 View Post
                  HQ is HQ; Torrance? Whatever.

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                  • #24
                    Re: California Business

                    Originally posted by jet57 View Post
                    HQ is HQ; Torrance? Whatever. Toyota made all of it's Tacomas (inluding mine) at the old GM plant in Fremont Calif. A few years ago they moved out: Tesla took it over.

                    Now Toyota may be moving to Texas; but so what? Their manufacturing has been gone for a while and we just plugged the hole. So, the reality is - they come and go and have been since 1850.

                    So, yes, I'm paying attention. You just don't live here so (you guys) don't experience the details.
                    Tundra and Tacoma production have already moved to TX. The latest move is only the next step. I'm experiencing the details just fine in TX. We have jobs.

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                    • #25
                      Re: California Business

                      Originally posted by jet57 View Post
                      Musk started Tesla on El Camino Rea; in Moutain View some years ago. That site is now thee dealership. His next move is to build a battery factory here that will employ 6500 people. He chose this sate for a reason and it's working well. I don't know where you guys are getting this California hates business routine, becasue California has remained the number 5 or 6 economy in the world for many many years. Moreover, as we have seen with Prop 8, California is also a much more conservative state than many believe it to be.
                      Just like a monkey flinging his poo at the visitors, you're throwing up [sic] anything you think will entertain you: You add 2 + 3 and your answer is always "Chickens."

                      He likely chose California in a different economic climate thinking it would turn around and he would benefit. It is not turning out that way but he's either too dumb or too proud to pull up stakes now: Toyota is not the only company leaving your state:

                      I just read that Charles Schwab is heading out of the state, now, and the only issue is whether they will go to Denver or Dallas;

                      I also read an article from your OCRegister that noted 254 companies moved all or part of their operations out of California in 2011, alone (a pace that was over 25% more than left in 2010);

                      Chief Executive Magazine rated 2013's best and worst states for business and, then, put them in order from best down to worst):

                      Top five best states:
                      1. Texas
                      2. Florida
                      3. North Carolina
                      4. Tennessee
                      5. Indiana



                      Worst five business states (in descending order):
                      • New Jersey
                      • Massachusetts
                      • Illinois
                      • New York
                      • California



                      ...and in 2010, over 141 companies pulled up stakes and headed ... well, just about any place OTHER than another location in California. In fact, close to 100,000 more people left the state than moved into the state. WAY to go with population control, man!

                      Your economic size now, is irrelevant: It is shrinking is the point. Bigger than a lot of places, it's true: But that will not be the case before long.

                      You can bury your head in your partisan sand all you want. It's your head. But it is hoped that one day, you will wake up to what's going on all around you.

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                      • #26
                        Re: California Business

                        Originally posted by Good1 View Post
                        Just like a monkey flinging his poo at the visitors, you're throwing up [sic] anything you think will entertain you: You add 2 + 3 and your answer is always "Chickens."

                        He likely chose California in a different economic climate thinking it would turn around and he would benefit. It is not turning out that way but he's either too dumb or too proud to pull up stakes now: Toyota is not the only company leaving your state:

                        I just read that Charles Schwab is heading out of the state, now, and the only issue is whether they will go to Denver or Dallas;

                        I also read an article from your OCRegister that noted 254 companies moved all or part of their operations out of California in 2011, alone (a pace that was over 25% more than left in 2010);

                        Chief Executive Magazine rated 2013's best and worst states for business and, then, put them in order from best down to worst):

                        Top five best states:
                        1. Texas
                        2. Florida
                        3. North Carolina
                        4. Tennessee
                        5. Indiana



                        Worst five business states (in descending order):
                        • New Jersey
                        • Massachusetts
                        • Illinois
                        • New York
                        • California



                        ...and in 2010, over 141 companies pulled up stakes and headed ... well, just about any place OTHER than another location in California. In fact, close to 100,000 more people left the state than moved into the state. WAY to go with population control, man!

                        Your economic size now, is irrelevant: It is shrinking is the point. Bigger than a lot of places, it's true: But that will not be the case before long.

                        You can bury your head in your partisan sand all you want. It's your head. But it is hoped that one day, you will wake up to what's going on all around you.
                        And let's not forget cali overleveraged itself so hard they had to write fucking IOUs to people. Seriously....

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                        • #27
                          Re: California Business

                          Another issue moving California businesses out of the state is some of the more idiotic laws coming out of that democrat-controlled (HEAVILY democrat controlled) legislature. This one for example (from the California Newswire):

                          Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property Introduced – AB 2444
                          By Christopher Simmons on Fri, 21 Feb 2014



                          SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assembly member Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit the sale of the Confederate flag or items bearing the image of the Confederate flag on property owned or operated by the State of California. For many, the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism, exclusion, oppression and violence towards many Americans. Its symbolism and history is directly linked to the enslavement, torture and murder of millions of Americans through the mid-19th Century.

                          Even today, its public display is designed to instill fear, intimidation and a direct threat of violence towards others...

                          ...The discovery of replica Confederate money being sold at the California State Capitol was made by Assemblymember Hall’s mother, who, while visiting her son, found the very items used to finance American slavery displayed next to post cards of the State Capitol, Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge in the Capitol’s basement gift shop. Hall’s mother was raised under segregated education laws in Texas and fled to California with her family seeking equality and opportunity...
                          While I don't agree with the platforms of those racist groups that use the Confederate symbols as their trademark, the confederate flag, itself, is without stain or blemish and is part of our national History. I get why the Asseemblyman objects to it's use in that way, but exorsizing it from all State venues is just ridiculously amok PC.

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                          • #28
                            Re: California Business

                            Originally posted by jet57 View Post
                            Musk started Tesla on El Camino Rea; in Moutain View some years ago. That site is now thee dealership. His next move is to build a battery factory here that will employ 6500 people. He chose this sate for a reason and it's working well. I don't know where you guys are getting this California hates business routine, becasue California has remained the number 5 or 6 economy in the world for many many years. Moreover, as we have seen with Prop 8, California is also a much more conservative state than many believe it to be.

                            Elon Musk joined Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in Carson City to announce the selection of Nevada as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory. At over 5 million square-feet, the massive diamond-shaped battery plant will be one of the largest in the world, and Tesla is getting $1.2 billion in tax breaks over 20 years.

                            "The Gigafactory is an important step in advancing the cause of sustainable transportation and will enable the mass production of compelling electric vehicles for decades to come," Musk said in a statement. "Together with Panasonic and other partners, we look forward to realizing the full potential of this project."


                            Tesla pitted five states against one another in a bid for the factory, and Nevada came out on top with the right combination of incentives and tax abatement to draw the automaker to the state.
                            What amuses/disgusts me is how the politicians bend over backwards to bribe companies to come their states with tax break, apparently oblivious that if they kept taxes low to begin with, they would have to bribe anyone.

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                            • #29
                              Re: California Business

                              Originally posted by Commodore View Post



                              What amuses/disgusts me is how the politicians bend over backwards to bribe companies to come their states with tax break, apparently oblivious that if they kept taxes low to begin with, they would have to bribe anyone.
                              Business apparently like to be bribed, and this is part of the dance involved. For this business and that business are run by human beings. Human beings like to know that they are so important, that they are even bribed by men in power. Never discount the role human nature plays in all areas of life, for you can bet that astute men in these states know it all too well.

                              There is more than tax breaks involved. For instance we are in the process of having a yokahoma tire company being built in the next town over from me, 20 miles away. They basically won't have to pay taxes for a period that is several years long, and in addition to this the huge acreage that was needed for the factory, that land was donated to the Japanese corporation that is building here as we speak. I think the same thing happened with a Nissan plant elsewhere in this state. Many of the southern states will give away the store in order to get these foreign companies to build in their state for it means jobs for the citizens in these states.

                              As American manufacturing move to cheap labor, we have foreign companies coming here to this horrible business environment that so many complain about. I wonder why that is? What is the real and factual answer to this question? Americans won't work. They want too much money for their work. Our taxes are too high, and yet the foreign companies keep coming. Of course, unlike the American companies who move to china, but don't sell their widgets in china, but back to America, these foreign companies that build factories here and employ americans, also are selling their goods in America. They are not shipping it back to their own nation as our MNCs do to be parasites while contributing nothing back to the market they exploit.

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