Regan Pifer writes that liberals always sound like the humanitarian until their utopian cupcake policies demand excessive amounts of your money.
Remember when we reported California having the absolute WORST infrastructure in the country?
Governor Brown wants to fix that fast!
And he is expecting the poor to cough up the money for it.
According to Breitbart, Governor Jerry Brown of California is sticking the poor with excessive taxes:
The highest taxed state in the nation is about to pay more in taxes as California Governor Jerry Brown won agreement from Democrat leaders to push through a long-overdue transportation bill funded by raising gas taxes and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) usage fees.
At a joint press conference at the Capitol Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports that Gov. Brown acknowledged California’s roads are pothole-ridden and crumbling, committing to push a “$5.2 billion road-funding package” through both houses of the legislature, which will be a tough sell for some moderate Democrats in swing districts.
Brown’s proposal would hike the state’s gas tax and set up a “user fee” based on a sliding scale tied to a vehicle’s value.The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the proposal includes “a 12-cent-per-gallon increase in current gas excise taxes on Nov. 1. Future increases would be made through a new tax calculating methodology and annual inflation adjustments. Those changes would begin in 2019 and would be fully implemented in 2020.”
These taxes would be on top of the increased vehicle use fee, which the Times states would “average $51.00 per year based on the value of the car.”
I’m incredibly confused.
How can a state offer free public education to illegal immigrants and not have enough money for roads?
How can a state offer free college and not have enough money for roads?
How can a state have some of the wealthiest individuals in the nation live there, AND some of the highest taxes, and not have enough money for roads?
Why must we tax gasoline to pay for a job that should have been at the top of the list?
This just goes to show how out of whack California Leftists’ priorities really are.