Even far-left liberal comedian and talk show host Bill Maher has begun taking exception with some of the California’s disastrous public policies.
Speaking with California Congressman Adam Schiff on his show on Friday night, Maher revealed there are conversations taking place in “his industry” (presumably among the millionaire, super-woke Hollywood set) of an exodus from California.
“There is an exodus,” Maher said. “California businesses are leaving the state in droves. In just 2018 and 19, which were economic boom years, 765 commercial facilities left. 13,000 businesses left between 2009 and 2016. Look, I came out here in 1983, I found paradise. I love California. I do. I don’t want to leave. But I feel like I’m living in Italy in the 70s or something, super high taxes, potholes in the road. I don’t know what I’m getting for my super high taxes.”
“And I do — and this talk of exodus, I tell you, people talk about this a lot now, and people are leaving,” Maher added.
All Rep. Schiff could do was respond weakly, saying Democrats have to do a better job of making California a more business-friendly state. “I don’t think there’s anything incompatible with being progressive and also wanting to make sure that this is a place that businesses can survive and thrive [in],” he said dubiously.