Reviving California’s Job Market

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez Assemblymember Rocky Chavez 7 Comments


If you have listened to KCBQ 1170 or many other San Diego radio stations in the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the voice of Texas Governor Rick Perry. This month, Governor Perry launched a campaign to recruit jobs from California to Texas. While he did not visit San Diego in person, his commercials have been running on local radio stations. The commercial begins with the line “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible.” Governor Perry goes on to tout the “low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system” California businesses would enjoy if they relocated to Texas.

It is no secret that California’s job market and economic climate need help. Unfortunately, California’s policies have affected the behavior and choices of its businesses, giving leaders from other states the opportunity to swoop in and lure much needed jobs elsewhere. High taxes and burdensome regulations give successful businesses incentive to leave the state, taking their jobs and tax dollars with them. This is a problem we need to fix. The solutions are out there, but it will take thought and creativity to find them.

California has long been known as the Golden State and has always prided itself on being a leader in innovation and economic growth. Our workforce is smart, highly skilled and hard working. I understand the importance of strengthening California’s economy and bringing jobs back to our state. I know my constituents are worried about jobs, new taxes and how the economic situation affects their families.

I firmly believe that job creation is the most important issue facing California today. We need policies that will allow companies to thrive and grow, not give them incentive to take their business elsewhere. I promise to work with my colleagues to revive California’s job market.

Rocky J. Chávez is a retired Marine Colonel, former City Councilman and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. He represents California’s 76th Assembly District, which includes Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista. 


Comments 7

  1. I think the assemblyman is asking for ideas from a neutered party who can only point out democrat victory after victory in a feeble attempt to motivate its progressivly shrinking base to do something. Perhaps we all can think of creative original ideas that the opposition has no preconceived counter, that prove merit to our philosophy and would appeal to those who have abandoned our party..

  2. Chris, the GOP wasn’t abandoned because of economics, or taxes, or jobs. It is suffering from a perception of being anti-minority and anti-immigrant — illegal AND legal — in the heaviest “minority” state in America.

    And perceptions matter — especially when most of the media is pimping for the other side.

  3. Richard sincerely thank you.

    I know that Bain capital was investing heavily in clearchannel during the 2008 election. Limbaugh at the same time was pro-Romney. Coincidence? Bottom line:Since media entities are owned by corporations who are accountable to its shareholders. Is there any organized effort for activists to purchase stock in Time Warner, or Comcast in order to change on air content?

    Regarding the perception of the GOP being racist. Cruz Bustamonte refused to condemn La Raza’s message of “for the race everything, foor those outside the race, nothing.” We all know democrats are equally if not more “anti-the other.” But with so many sub groups within that party, and our power base deminished. Why is it so difficult to stay quiet, bait and manipulate them into making an irrational emmotional act against one another?

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