And you can't blame them either. Editorial: Even profitable firms fleeing California | california, businesses, business - Opinion - The Orange County Register "Democratic reaction to the news that Waste Connections, a $3.6-billion company and major Sacramento-area employer, is headed to Houston to seek a friendlier business climate tells other businesses all they need to know about the attitudes of those who run California's government." Illinois companies eyeing an exit - chicagotribune.com "Chicago's huge futures exchange owner CME Group has joined a growing list of companies threatening to leave Illinois as a result of the state's corporate tax increase earlier this year. Illinois pushed through the 45 percent corporate tax increase in January, trying to address one of the biggest budget shortfalls of any state in the U.S. But the move proved to be a risky step -- since then, both small and large companies have complained about the increase, and some have received incentives to stay put." States may not like this, but they gonna have to get used to it. You want to raise corp taxes, then you better be prepared for increased unemployment. California's unemployment rate is 11.3% and 10% in Illinois.