As the great Soviet Socialist State of California goes down in flames waiting for their 53 electoral college votes to be bought off by politicians redirecting tax money from the more prudent states, Washington voters have made a bid to redirect the flow of small companies from California to Texas. Although after reelecting “Moonbeam” Brown, that may be a harder sell.)

Ater having famously chosen wild poultry over a thriving timber industry (possibly the ultimate in renewable resources as well as a major export) Washington has decided not to punish, but rather encourage small business success by defeating, 65% to 35%, an initiative (prop 1098) that would have imposed a state income tax on the “wealthy” defined as >$200,000 (single), >$400,000 (married filing jointly).

Many small businesses that have been considering joining the Uhaul caravan to Texas, but have shuddered at moving to a totally foreign land (the wild west, dontcha know), now have the option of fleeing the non-workers paradise without giving up the friendly familiarity of the Left Coast. The only thing that might be a problem is the nagging feeling that as Admiral Ackbar said, “It’s a Trap!!”.

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