Re "Tateishi is the best choice for voters in AD 8" (Editorials, Sept. 17): Businesses are leaving California by the hundreds, killing thousands of jobs. The latest examples are Comcast and Campbell Soup, with Vision Services Plan threatening to follow.
The assault by our Democratic-majority Legislature on small businesses is astoundingly arrogant and stupid. You'd think with the unemployment rate at 10.4 percent and the number of cities filing for bankruptcy, they would show some concern, but they don't.
Democratic legislative leaders say that the state should not take the blame. Companies, like Comcast, brave enough in their press releases to state that the high cost of doing business in California is the major reason for leaving the state have been pressured by the governor's office to make certain that statements do not reflect negatively on California. That is unacceptable.
Californians need to elect candidates such as Peter Tateishi who will support legislation leading to job creation rather than job destruction.
-- William Giovannetti Jr, Sacramento
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