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Stephen Kruiser


January 7, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Be kind to your tax base.

From beat cops to cashiers to Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s newest gun manufacturer has received an “absolutely tremendous” amount of support since leaving Connecticut for The Palmetto State, according to the firm’s CEO.

Josh Fiorini, CEO of PTR Industries, formerly of Bristol., Conn., told that the firm’s new facility in Aynor, S.C., remains a week away from production, but 11 local employees began sorting inventory on Monday along with a team of training personnel from Connecticut. The manufacturer of military-style rifles announced in April that it intended to leave Bristol following the passage of gun-control legislation after the shooting deaths of 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

One of the biggest disconnects in a political philosophy that is built on them is the liberal penchant for being hostile to the very entities from which they need to bleed revenue for their statist aims. This happens at all levels of government. Connecticut and gun makers may not be a relationship that you would be surprised to see go sour in this fashion, but Los Angeles has been driving away its core industry for decades now.

Whether it be through hyper-regulation or onerous taxation, which tend to work in tandem but don’t always have to, liberal zealots in government always seem to be operating on the belief that a magic money tree that will never die exists somewhere in the universe.

The end game for them, of course, is to make sure there are no business-friendly havens to flee to. They haven’t really worked out how THE RICH are supposed to remain healthy in perpetuity beyond that point.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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This should have been started long, long ago. Chops to PTR for getting out of a region where their products are demonized.

One would hope that ALL business would see the wisdom of fleeing onerous regulation and political rent-seeking and base demagoguery interferes with lawful commerce.
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It would be interesting to see a map showing where all of the gun manufacturers were in, say, 2000 - versus where gun manufacturers are located now.

My suspicion is Dixie is doing quite well.
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"There was a credible people who believed in Santa Claus, but Santa Claus turned out to be the gas man." --The Tin Drum (translated)
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Margaret Thatcher said that socialism works until you run out of other people's money. She was wrong. It works until you run out of other people.
Detroit is the final stage of Progressivism.
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