Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Calif. lawmaker may propose tripling vehicle registration fees
go.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Nannette Miranda

Posted on 11/15/2012 9:34:50 PM PST by Schatze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A controversial plan to raise the cost of registering your car in California could soon be in the works in Sacramento. Even with the Democrats' new supermajority, there are doubts lawmakers will be able to push through another tax.

In what could be the Democrats' first test in the new supermajority powers in the Legislature, a group called Transportation California has asked St. Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to introduce legislation to triple the vehicle license fee you pay to register your cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cartax; lieu
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last
This is just the start now that there's one-party rule in Taxifornia.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 9:34:57 PM PST by Schatze
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Even with the Democrats’ new supermajority, there are doubts lawmakers will be able to push through another tax.

hmmm not really.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 9:36:10 PM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ari-freedom

Where are those Liberals going to move? I hope not Texas it could turn blue


3 posted on 11/15/2012 9:38:11 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

DO IT!!!!!


4 posted on 11/15/2012 9:38:27 PM PST by cherry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

California Communism File.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 9:43:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scooby321

Indeed. They are colonizing Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico, and of course Oregon asnd Washington. Here in Texas, it is Travis County where Austin is. They go where they find lower taxes, and then vote to jack them up.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 9:43:24 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

They will more likely pass a hundred little fee and tax hikes, each time they will point to how small it is.

“It’s just a tiny increase, why worry?”


7 posted on 11/15/2012 9:44:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Once they have completely wrecked California, they will move on to other states to spread their social justice.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 9:44:37 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scooby321

That’s for sure. Colorado has been turned blue by fleeing Californians, who can’t or don’t connect the dots between how they vote and why they needed to leave.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 9:46:40 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Schatze
Next, triple the income tax on those awful, evil millionaires who live in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And triple the sate gasoline tax. And add a triple tax on movie and concert tickets. Man, there is so much money to rake in from those evil rich Californians. Punish them Sacramento!

And don't forget all of those rrrrrrich tech companies in Silicon Valley.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 9:50:00 PM PST by StormEye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scooby321

It could, but it doesn’t matter.

Florida and Ohio are already blue, the GOP is aced out right now today.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 9:50:22 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

We lived in CA for only a year, and that was enough! Auto plates registration was based on age of car and it was $700 for my newer car. A classic practice on how to discourage buying new cars. Democrats are absolutely nuts.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:55:47 PM PST by entropy12 (3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Vehicle registration fee in California on a new car worth $25,000 is about $250 a year now (perhaps someone in Calfornia has a better number).

What are registration fees in other states?


13 posted on 11/15/2012 9:59:54 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobbyS

Yeah, but isn’t it Liberal Season soon in Texas ??? (evil grin)


14 posted on 11/15/2012 10:03:38 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: entropy12

I did a dumb thing and got a ticket for talking on my cell phone while driving. The fine was $20, but with all the extra “fees” (local, county, and state), the total came to $162.

A red light ticket here in California can easily run $500 depending on the city.

The legislature is so crazy that even our loony liberal governor warned them to take it easy.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 10:05:36 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: entropy12

What a burden on working people who have no other way to get to work. Public transportation is not available to get to many jobs.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 10:08:26 PM PST by tommix2 (,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom

For Florida: Fees range from $46.15 to $141.30, depending on taxes, county fees, car weight, and whether it’s paid annually or biennially.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 10:09:13 PM PST by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: entropy12
A classic practice on how to discourage buying new cars. Democrats are absolutely nuts.

They want to discourage cars, period. They want everyone on trains, buses or bikes -- or best of all, on foot.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 10:10:53 PM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

I propose never moving to CA (again).


19 posted on 11/15/2012 10:11:19 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom
"Vehicle registration fee in California on a new car worth $25,000 is about $250 a year now (perhaps someone in Calfornia has a better number). What are registration fees in other states?"

That same $25k new vehicle in Minnesota would be $324 (+ county stuff which varies). The $324 rate would apply to the first 2 years and then it goes down in small steps from there.

20 posted on 11/15/2012 10:13:05 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Mexifornia will be the first 100% government-operated State. But first you have to drive the non-compliance types out; TAX THEM OUT. What’s left is one hell of a manual workforce from Mexico.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 10:13:32 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

The only ones who will not have to pay are those who don’t have to pay now.

Illegal Aliens, no insurance, no license, no registration fees.

Oh well, whenever you get pulled over just remember these words...No Habla Elengles, or words to that effect.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 10:13:55 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobbyS

...Travis County where Austin is. They go where they find lower taxes, and then vote to jack them up.”

and take away the plastic bags in the grocery store and remove all the snack machines from City Hall. It’s just beginning in Texas.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 10:13:55 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom

Just got our bill for a 2001 Ford F150...Oregon...$86.00/yr


24 posted on 11/15/2012 10:14:14 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

To heck with the idea of buiding a fence on the mexican border - we need to build a fence around kalifornia to keep those crazy libtards contained!


25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:40:43 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Do it and let it burn.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:43:48 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom

In CA, according to their website, a new car costing x dollars would be .0065x+81. Example: A certain car costs $25,000 new. At 0.0065(25000)+81 the registration would be 243.50. The 81 dollars goes to fees for registration, highway patrol and inspection exemption (no inspection for 1st 6 years but they charge 12 dollars for it anyway). I think my registration was about $55 in Ohio on a 15 year old clunker.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 10:45:59 PM PST by Greg123456
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

The Rats have a short memory. A hike in vehicle fees got Gray Davis recalled from office just about 10 years ago.

Yes, it can happen again, even in California.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 10:49:46 PM PST by BigBobber
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Why not have a “FRUIT TAX” in California? That would pay for everything with some money left over. Why San Francisco could pay for the whole highway system makeover just by itself.

Better yet, why not have a CEREAL TAX? You would be taxing every fruit, nut and flake in the state, including those in the State Legislature. Money for all and to all a goodnight.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 10:49:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Niiice...

I feel bad for the hard working Californians that are being fleeced.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 10:56:48 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze
They want to discourage cars, period. They want everyone on trains, buses or bikes -- or best of all, on foot.

That's part of the message. California has been wasting many thousands of dollars in the last couple years converting auto lanes to bicycle paths. They take two lanes in each direction and downsize that to one lane for autos. The bicycle paths are seldom in use.

I've got several cars, but will downsize. Lots of people doing this will decrease the amount of registration fees collected. Unintended consequences. Hike taxes, get less money collected.

31 posted on 11/15/2012 10:58:59 PM PST by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: scooby321

They will move to Texas or any red state that does not have this crap and ruin it, the same way they ruined their own states.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 11:01:04 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

I must say for cali to do this, it is extremely racist, given the impact on the illegal aliens and the black gangsters.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 11:02:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana
They will move to Texas or any red state that does not have this crap and ruin it, the same way they ruined their own states.

No kidding. It's like they all have turds stuck in their unders and they can't understand why everywhere they go they smell stink.

34 posted on 11/15/2012 11:05:07 PM PST by Shethink13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Schatze
Wait a minute, I thought that tobbaco tax would solve all problems?
Or did that plan not work as intented... LOL
35 posted on 11/15/2012 11:06:55 PM PST by MaxMax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Unbelieveable!!!


36 posted on 11/15/2012 11:11:24 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Idiot do gooder dem voters. You hurt the exact working poor you always talk about helping. The stupid do gooder save the earth regulations make their gasoline costs higher, so they can’t even buy other necessities with gas prices so high. And now you vote in the super majority who can do things like triple the car tax, making the working poor stick with dangerous old cars that are affordable tax wise, if they can even afford cars.

Liberal = pain for the honest working folk and goodies for the lazy. Unintended consequences.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 11:16:43 PM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobbyS

Stop categorizing all Californians as losers. “They” include very decent conservatives who see nothing else but to leave the state. California conservatives are strong and deep — we have to be, living here. There are a lot of us, even though we are outnumbered. Never forget. If it weren’t for Californians you wouldn’t have a FR.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 11:18:57 PM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

People don’t realize that every dollar sucked out of people’s wallet is money that is taken out of money circulation where is can grow new wealth. New wealth may come from the money market which brings new capital to businesses. Someone like Facebook entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg who is “focused on building as high quality and good things as you are” takes that capitol and hires more than 2000 people. Since, Zukkerberg’s Facebook headquarters is located in Palo Alto, California, maybe it is time he move his headquarters somewhere else.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 11:29:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” Jean Baptiste Colbert


40 posted on 11/15/2012 11:35:41 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Just bought another car. I beat you Kommies.....


41 posted on 11/15/2012 11:38:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Schatze
Why are there still any conservatives or even moderates in that sinkhole. I grew up in Chino, so I know how it used to be, but that place is as far gone as the Egypt of the Pharaohs.
42 posted on 11/15/2012 11:52:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: entropy12

I’m keeping my old cars. I won’t feed the ‘rat tumor by buying a new one..


43 posted on 11/16/2012 12:41:17 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Folks, I’m a Californian, and I’d gladly pay the tripled fees.

I want the rest of my fellow Californians to get a real eye full of what supporting Democrats gets you.

Seriously, raise away Democrats. Just triple everything. I can’t wait.

Triple property taxes. Triple license fees. Triple registration fees. Raise income taxes by 25%. Raise sales taxes by 10 percent. Charge fees on gaining entry to the DMV office. Place a fee on every soft drink. Place more fees on liquor. Take a 32% cut in child support. Take a 40% cut in alimony.

Hey you Lefties..., you wanted a Socialist state, enjoy.

Just go for it boys. The more the better.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 1:54:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom

recently renewed my tags, for my 2010 KIA FortE THAT i purchased out the door for 13.500 new in 2010 this year my registration was $69, license fee $83, $8 dollar county district fees, smog abatement fee? was $20.00 ,grand total $180.00,to get this years tags, last year it was $230.00 these were fees for california...


45 posted on 11/16/2012 1:54:41 AM PST by JoanneSD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: sheik yerbouty

We keep ours for a long time. We’ll be buying a new vehicle to replace our 13 year old Mountaineer in March. My Mariner will be seven years old the same month.

Does my heart good to avoid sales tax and high registration fees.

The cars run fine, but this is pushing the limits quite a bit.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 1:59:02 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

That’s who’s voting for these scumbag dems who’ve ruined the state: illegal aliens and blacks. Especially the illegals - they want “free” womb to the tomb and their not only isn’t any voter ID check there isn’t even any to sign up to vote.

Pepe speaking not a word of English, barefoot, with a bigass sombrero could sign an X and swear up and down on a stack of tamales he was a citizen, and he could sign up to vote.

Decades ago Californians BEGGED for a fence to keep them the hell out — we were laughed at by other states: “not our problem, deal with it” — now that the illegals have infested every other nook and cranny in all 50 states it’s suddenly “a problem.”

Well, 49 other states you stood by and watched California go from 6th largest economy in the world to being taken over by 3rd world dirtbags — get used to what’s coming down the pike — you don’t fix the leak in the dike don’t be surprised when it breaks and floods and ruins everything.


47 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:40 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Schatze

Why stop at tripling the fee?? Increase it by a factor of 10 and really make things interesting.

I just don`t know how honest, hardworking people scratch out a living out there, what with politicians mugging them at every turn.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: coloradan

I would believe it. We don’t have near the problem in Kentucky where I’m at but I see a number of leftwingers I know have been transplanted from 5th column states like California and I know they have brought there voting habits with them. It’s amazing to me how successful some of these people are career wise, which would include business careers, yet they are not smart enough to connect the hardship to their own careers and businesses that their marxist voting habits produce. It is beyond maddening.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 2:58:35 AM PST by MachIV
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

These small tax increases are just boiling the water for the frog.

They should immediately tax cars at their face value—doubling the price.

Then the frogs might notice.


50 posted on 11/16/2012 3:05:14 AM PST by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson