Sitting alone with your thoughts can be lead to, as my Grandmother would say, “Idle hand are the Devils playground.” Well Einstein used to do his best thinking when he was alone and he didn’t do the Devils work. Ok, just don’t ask Japanese about it.
I believe that a couple of things are going to happen over the next 1-15 years (if we somehow don’t finally descend into Hell by reelecting Obongo). I was listening to Varney and Company this morning and Kalifornia Governor Jerry Moonbeam is going to sign a bill that will require a business to provide retirement plans (read: pay for it) to all employees regardless of their job, skill level or any other deviations that is regulated by the state government. A twofer, you pay it and the government fucks you by regulating it. Somehow I don’t think a restaurant dishwasher goes into a job primarily concerned about the 401k plan his employer is offering. This is going to lead to two things happening. First, the steady stream of employers that can move that is now happening is going to turn into a tsunami. They are going to vote with their feet and run like dogs with scalded balls from the Socialist hellholes that are Kalifornia, Illinois and Vermont (my other prediction, Caterpillar will move from Illinois). Gun and ammunition manufactures are already getting ready to pull up stakes and head to states that welcome employers with tax incentives, lower rates, low or no state taxes, Right to Work and a generally friendly attitude to business. Think Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas’ and Texas. In addition to that, they now have the money to make it happen. Since Obongo was elected money that would have been used to hire employees, investment, R&D and expansion has been squirreled away. Instead of continuing throwing money down the shitter they’re going to just say “fuck it” and move. They won’t have to worry about finding employees either. North Dakota is a prime example of you create the jobs and they will come, and hell or high water ain’t going to stop them.
This will lead to the second part of this. Service based industries, the first level employers, are going to shrivel and die on the vine. They need people to come in their restaurants, hotels and home improvement stores to make a profit. With second and third tier jobs fleeing there will be nobody left to patronize them and then the real decline will begin. With the tax base gone and only the parasites are left what will happen? Think Camden NJ.
The other thing that is going to start happening is succession. I don’t mean states succeeding and forming a new country but portions of states (think the Cali Central Valley) saying “fuck you” Sacramento and running off to join Arizona. It’s never happened but what if it did? If you have roots and can’t move but hate your state government fucking you six days a week and twice on Sunday what would take to let your little portion of paradise which sides, so to speak? What would be done to prevent it from happening? Is Governor Moonbeam going to deploy the 40th Infantry Division ala Harpers Ferry to stop you and hang you for sedition? Kalifornia state government hasn’t changed in four decades and elections have proven futile to changing the way business is done so why not take your allegiance (and your family farm business) and swear allegiance to Governor Jan Brewer. You’d have a helle’va case in your favor.
Oh yeah…fuck you Roger Goodell.