Bill Maher Threatens to Leave California: 'The Most Regulated State in the Nation'
'When it comes to regulations, either go big or go home'
Comedian Bill Maher threatened to leave liberal California, arguing that it cannot manage its water supply amid looming droughts and wildfires.
The comedian launched an attack against California’s water mismanagement and the over-regulated businesses, and the lives of its residents.
During an episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Maher said:
“For a state that just loves to be up everybody’s ass all the time, water management might be a better place to direct that instinct."
“When it comes to regulations, either go big or go home, or I’m going to find a new home because my house is one gender reveal party away from burning down while I’m asleep.”
Maher also criticized the state for its tendency to over-regulate businesses.
“We are the most regulated state in the nation with more than 395,000 regulatory restrictions,” he said.
“It is a constant nightmare of inspectors and permits and fees."
"In this state, if you get to your car ten seconds after the parking meter expires, it’s already gone, and you’ll never see it again.”
Meanwhile, billions of dollars are now set to be spent on thinning tens of millions of acres of forests in California in order to combat the deadly forest fires during hot and dry summer months.
Donald Trump suggested the Government plan during his presidency, but he was mocked by progressive environmentalists at the time who were adamant the fires were a result of climate change.
Last year, California wildfires burned a record 4.3 million acres and killed 33 people.
Trump at the time issued an ultimatum to California's Democratic leaders, demanding they clean the forest floors or lose federal money.
In 2018, Former California Governor Jerry Brown blamed the wildfires squarely on President Donald Trump.