California will still make lots of money even if they don't tax Tesla one thin dime.
What California needs right now - more than anything else - are companies who are funneling money into paychecks and will provide the State with a database of who is getting paid, and how much.
Do not kill the goose which is trying to lay a golden egg. Sure, you can kill the goose with tax law, but in doing so, you forfeit all those eggs it was going to lay.
The streets of California are already littered with the carcasses of killed geese.
Many done in by the pen of the FTB. The parts that used to run the goose now are on welfare.
From what I can see, all this economic malaise we have had is a result of both poorly applied taxation and mismanagement of resources. We tax productivity and reward sheer gluttony/greed. So far, the FED has kept the economy "growing" by dropping interest rates over the last 30 years or so
. For 30 years, the FED has been able to keep dropping the interest rates to keep liquidity in the economy so merchants could brag around 10% year-over-year growth in sales receipts, making their stock look good, as well as real-estate people carrying on over increases in home price. By lowering interest rates, bankers have been able to support increasing home price - but look at the charts.... how much leeway do the bankers have to keep this charade going?
Look what happened the last time Bernake bumped the rate up a bit. Google found lots of charts. They all say the same thing. Our economic engine is now running on fumes.
Look at the charts. This cannot go on much longer. We are now at the end of travel. The wolf is nearing the door, and we have outsourced way too much of the vital resources which kept our USA strong. The global elite will fare well, unless riots take them out. The rest of us are kinda caught in the mess.