Saturday Night Live’s former “Copy Machine Guy” who later went on to star in such Hollywood comedies as The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, says he can no longer make movies in California because of the state’s Democratic Party and he is now an an out-of-state vitamin salesman as a result.
Rob Schneider was interviewed recently by the conservative web site Politichicks (see video below). In the interview the 49-year-old funnyman says that though he has been a “lifelong Democrat” he has now switched to the Republican party and will support Republican State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly for governor.
“The last time I made a movie in California was seven years ago,” the comedian told Politichicks interviewer Ann-Marie Murrell. “And that’s because we’re not being competitive. I own a vitamin company with my friend and we moved out of state because of overregulation. It isn’t helping businesses.”
Schneider has not stopped making movies in the last seven years. His page on the Internet Movie Database lists 19 films since 2006. IMDB lists the filming location of his most recent film, InAPPropriate Comedy, as 20th Century Fox Studios on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, Calif.
Schneider went on to say, “Another four years of a Democratic administration will be a disaster, as it already has been.”
When Democratic Governor Jerry Brown took office in 2011, he inherited a $25.4 billion deficit which the administration of former Governor Arnold Schwarznegger consistently failed to turn around.
Brown forced through a largely unpopular package of budget cuts and tax increases that resulted in an announced $851 million budget surplus just two years later.
Brown’s budget is also beginning to pay down the state’s crippling debt load, albeit slowly, and California’s economy shows signs of moving upward since the recession of 2008.
SOURCES: Raw Story, Politichicks, Politco, Daily Beast, IMDB