Ah...but lets open the southern border and bring more poor people into California! Why not? Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown can hold a seance or rain dance. Instead of making California a sanctuary state to appease the hispanic community and the bleeding heart liberals, none of whom will suffer any inconveniences, behind their gated walls or communities, they will come, hat in hand to the federal government so, the hard working American taxpayer can bail them out.
Let's hear it for the patriotism of the owners of Dreamworks. Record unemployment in the U.S. and in California, where Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen made their billions, yet they choose to ship jobs overseas and cozy up to the those who benefit financially from a totalitarian regime that routinely stifles the rights of its citizens. How many jobs could that $330 million have created in Southern California?
I thought the recommendation was to buy rice from California or Asia, but not the Southern US. Did I remember that incorrectly?
In Southern California, the extension of the light rail Gold Line from Azusa in the middle of the traffic congested San Gabriel Valley to Montclair in San Bernardino County is on "hold" until 2032 due to lack of funding. The extension would cost $900 million. This extension would bring all of the eastern San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley into the County light rail transportation network. The blueprints are on the drawing table. This was the "uber shovel ready" project of transportation projects.Instead, Governor Jerry Brown wants to do a $68 billion high speed rail project with the first $20 to $30 billion being spent in the middle of no where, the San Joaquin Valley, while Southern California reional transportation languishes.The $68 billion could be much, much better spent on inter-urban transportation projects in Southern California and Northern California. The Obama administration and the Brown administration have failed miserably in using basic common sense. At a "policy level," supposedly something these two individuals are supposed to be oh so good at, they have failed at applying the most basic of public capital budgeting principles. Which doesn't bother Jerry Brown because those kind of rules are for other people. He has "vision."
This is why we in the hinterlands (me being in Southern California) find Million Dollar Listing New York so fascinating.
Solution Oriented, if Dreamworks is like 99 per cent of American corporations who have set up shop in China, they will be using cheap Chinese labor to do jobs that are being done in Southern California at a higher cost. The people who did have good jobs at Dreamworks in California will be drawing unemployment benefits, instead. While that may be good capitalism and perfectly legal, it certainly does not seem patriotic to me, particularly during times of record unemployment in the U.S. It's about putting country over profit, not vice versa. If Dreamworks will be creating significant jobs in the U.S. as a result of this new animation studio in China, I will gladly eat the egg off of my face. Somehow, I doubt that will be the case.