And then what. They stack up the currency outside to absorb the pollution?
“Although the surcharge is not expected to change how much people drive”
It will efficiently transfer dollars from citizens to Washington, which is the main point.
And what will these supposed fees be doing anyway? Other than line the pockets of those involved in Political Environmentalism and fraud.
Does anyone have pictures of LA freeways 30 years ago versus NOW?
Air boards accross the nation are the most powerfull agencies in existence and are beholding to no one. Imagine the state legislature trying to raise our DMV fees.... there would be a fight royale, but the air district sends it to you as a penalty.
These are the worst viscious bastards and need to be run out of town on a rail.
Its called a TAX
I think we must start hanging every official and bureaucrat who says “take more money from citizens” to fix their problems. Start cutting. Start over with union agreements that are killing us that THEY GOT US INTO.
We will not pay anymore. I am so sick of idiots anywhere that just say keep taking more taxpayer money to fix the mess they have all helped foster and create. That’s their solution for everything.
Just go directly to the fed and ask for money. Save yourself from robbing the taxpayers. They are printing money like water, it’s all fiat crap anyway. Why take what little we’ve got left? Just walking wallets to these people, that’s all we are.
time to stop being enablers of these people. They need to be fired, run out on a rail, barred from their offices, dragged through the streets, along with all the union leadership. Tarred and feathered, hung out to dry.
As long as they just hemorrhage and can still vote rat... WGAF.
Get rid of thEse senseless boobs in office and get some real problem solvers in there. I’m sick of them taxing and putting fees on those everything that moves when they can’t figure out what else to do. They don’t have any solutions except to tax, tax, tax. ENOUGH. GET OUT.
A plethora of green jobs will bring thousands of workers into the valley from other areas, and while some may take up a temporary residence, probably a majority will commute in if for no other reason than lack of housing in a largely rural region, so, with this flurry of green activity about to take place, one wonders why San Joaquin-registered vehicles would be taxed at all??? Is the proposed car-tax really a 'green jobs tax' in disguise?
And, one can't help but wonder how would one go about discerning which particular vehicle has paid their tax, and which is just passing through on the way to Yosemite or the Frog-jumping contest in Angel's Camp. Will vehicles have to display a window-sticker? will special ‘regional’ plates be issued? What would that cost the state? And, what would be the cost of enforcement?
Smell-test fail, and I haven't even gotten to the part about San Joaquin valley's geographical nature of being a bowl between mountain ranges that naturally traps heat in the dog days of summer and cold and fog in the winter, and, short of moving mountains, nothing will ever change that.
24 bucks ! That’s nothin !!! I have the priviledge of paying 50 every time I register a vehicle just because I live in the proximity of NYC, to pay for the MTA. DO I USE IT ???? Hell no.