Since 1996, film production days in Los Angeles are down by 50% and what's worse is that nobody in the whole state is blaming global warming,
Anyway, the problem seems to be that states from Texas to New York are offering tax credits to the movie industry that are way more generous than those offered by the state of California and now the folks in the industry can't get to those states fast enough. And they're taking the work with them.
But, wait a minute. Aren't these the same warm, fuzzy wuzzy, 'socially conscious' A-listers, who are always going on about how unfair the tax system is and here they are, zipping all over the country as fast as their stretch Priuses will carry them, trying to save on their...taxes?
How many kids could be put into decent schools and how many new hospitals and clinics could be built if they would just...stay put and pay up?
"Yea, hooray, yea." (clap, clap, clap) "That guy's heart sure is in the right place, isn't it?""Sure is. Too bad his wallet is somewhere else."