Re "California leaders shrug off Toyota's move" (Editorials, April 30): The Sacramento Bee's editorial board mentions the lack of concern of Toyota leaving, but this has been going on for years.
Local communities steal business from each other with local tax breaks. Counties do the same and states compete against each other by underbidding one another in the name of bringing jobs to their areas. This is all predicated on politicians dealing in smoke and mirrors to get reelected.
The editorial board states California has plenty to offer including good weather and a multicultural workforce. Big Business doesn't care about these things in the overall scheme of profits when they must answer to their shareholders. It is the bottom line, plain and simple, and California has lost that fight. Add some common sense tax reductions, reduce some of the overly stringent environmental regulations along with the amenities California offers and we will be on top again.
-- Raymond Webber, Rancho Cordova