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California drivers brace for costly new gas tax
Fox News ^ | 8/27/2014 | William La Jeunesse and Laura Prabucki

Posted on 08/28/2014 6:26:11 PM PDT by bkopto

Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax at 68 cents a gallon -- and now it will go up again in January to pay for a first-in-the-nation climate change law. ... Estimates of the cost of the tax vary. The California Air Resources Board, the Golden State's premier anti-pollution agency, predicts the new tax will raise gasoline prices from 20 cents to $1.30 per gallon. A prominent state senator who helped author the bill estimated the cost at 40 cents a gallon. Environmental activists downplay the cost, but hail the impact.

"We're going to now tackle probably 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the state that are emitted mostly through transportation - oil and gas use," said Climate Resolve Executive Director Jonathan Parfrey.

The cost of the climate change law never was spelled out in the original bill in 2010, which did not even include transportation fuels.But any meaningful climate change law would have to address driving, the state's largest single source of pollution. By raising the price, officials hope to reduce the number of miles driven as consumers are forced to consider options.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; democrats; gas; tax; taxes
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1 posted on 08/28/2014 6:26:11 PM PDT by bkopto
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LIBs...don’t hold back! To be “fair” the tax should be $100 per gallon with the money going to EBT cards. To not do so is racist and elitist.


2 posted on 08/28/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bkopto
Like Europe. $12 a gallon gas all taxes and the people took it without even a lubricant.
3 posted on 08/28/2014 6:28:16 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: bkopto

Complete horse pucky. I want to know whose pockets it’s going into.


4 posted on 08/28/2014 6:28:46 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: bkopto

I feel sorry for the Freepers that have to live in the same state as all the brain dead politicians they have there.


5 posted on 08/28/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT by mothball
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To: bkopto

“But any meaningful climate change law would have to address driving, the state’s largest single source of pollution.”

Huh? Even Al Reuters says CHINA is the biggest polluter on the planet:

http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXRKSI#a=1


6 posted on 08/28/2014 6:29:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bkopto

On top of that the City of Los Angeles wants to raise the minimum wage to something like $13.25 over three years.


7 posted on 08/28/2014 6:29:53 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So all those wildfires are less polluting?


8 posted on 08/28/2014 6:30:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: bkopto

C’mon San Andreas’ Fault! Do it! Do it! Do it!


9 posted on 08/28/2014 6:31:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: bkopto

This will help speed ex-migration due to “the drought”.


10 posted on 08/28/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (You all can go to hell, I'm going to Texas.)
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To: Professional Engineer

This is called progress?


11 posted on 08/28/2014 6:33:34 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

It’s a tax. It’s therefore going to the State Government. The Democrat run State Government. Need I go any further?


12 posted on 08/28/2014 6:34:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: bkopto

Bump


13 posted on 08/28/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Professional Engineer

No water and suffocating taxes but really, really clean air. And illegals everywhere on Gubermint benefits.

What’s not to luv?


14 posted on 08/28/2014 6:36:06 PM PDT by rbg81
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>> gas tax at 68 cents a gallon

Does that represent the entire tax portion, or just the excise tax?


15 posted on 08/28/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: bkopto

No griping.

This is what the citizens of the Golden State voted for.

Somebody has to pay for those millions of California illegals getting free everything thanks to a totally democrat run state government.

That’s why it is the Golden State - the illegals struck gold when they sneaked in.


16 posted on 08/28/2014 6:36:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: A CA Guy

“Like Europe. $12 a gallon gas all taxes and the people took it without even a lubricant. “

They’re made from petrol


17 posted on 08/28/2014 6:38:49 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: bkopto
By raising the price, officials hope to reduce the number of miles driven as consumers are forced to consider options.

One of those options is hanging of officials.

18 posted on 08/28/2014 6:40:57 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: bkopto

>>as consumers are forced to consider options.

Any politician that votes for something that has that phrase attached should be hanged as a traitor. Or shot.


19 posted on 08/28/2014 6:41:12 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: bkopto
but also to build low-income housing near mass-transit hubs and support construction of the state's high-speed rail project.

Agenda 21.

20 posted on 08/28/2014 6:42:20 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: roadcat

I’m surprised nobody is smuggling fuel in from other states.


21 posted on 08/28/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: mothball
I feel sorry for the Freepers that have to live in the same state as all the brain dead politicians they have there.

Those brain dead politicians came from somewhere else. California used to be a conservative state, until liberal whackjobs flooded in from every other state. Then they welcomed the illegals in. If you're a native, you ask lib people where they're from and it isn't California. There are a few exceptions (like gov Jerry and queen Dianne). Most libs are from somewhere else. What happened here is spreading elsewhere, not necessarily our fault. I like to blame NY, because there are so many transplants from NY.

22 posted on 08/28/2014 6:45:50 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: bkopto
By raising the price, officials hope to reduce the number of miles driven as consumers are forced to consider options.

And when that happens, they will have to raise taxes to make up for the shortfall the reduced driving produced.

23 posted on 08/28/2014 6:47:34 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: virgil
I’m surprised nobody is smuggling fuel in from other states.

It's a good idea. Our fuel is weak, cut with a lot of ethanol. My truck likes out of state gas.

24 posted on 08/28/2014 6:47:42 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: mothball

Thank you, FRiend. It ain’t easy.


25 posted on 08/28/2014 6:48:03 PM PDT by Argus
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To: roadcat

If they can smuggle Mexicans in, why not fuel from Mexico? It could be a lucrative business.


26 posted on 08/28/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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The California Air Resources Board, the Golden State's premier anti-pollution agency, predicts the new tax will raise gasoline prices from 20 cents to $1.30 per gallon.

So what IS the additional tax per gallon? Are they just floating a trial balloon to see how deep Kalifornians will take it in the ah, er, wallets without squealing too loudly?

27 posted on 08/28/2014 6:51:52 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Dark Wing

ping


28 posted on 08/28/2014 6:52:33 PM PDT by Thud
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To: bkopto

You say you want a revolution...


29 posted on 08/28/2014 6:52:44 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Parley Baer

We should raise the minimum wage for everyone to $1000 an hour and make us all rich!


30 posted on 08/28/2014 6:53:42 PM PDT by Thud
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To: roadcat

It’s a shame that they’ve ruined such a beautiful state. I would trade the all year temps of San Diego for the ones here in Louisiana. I wouldn’t trade the food here for anywhere.


31 posted on 08/28/2014 6:54:49 PM PDT by mothball
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

China is not in California!


32 posted on 08/28/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: bkopto
The revenue… "to build low-income housing near mass-transit hubs and support construction of the state's high-speed rail project."

Low income people aren't going to make a difference, that's a free giveaway to them. And the high-speed rail won't be used by many people, also little effect. This is sucking money out of the pockets of hard-working folks, to throw it away on stupid projects. Again and again, politicians are our worst enemies.

33 posted on 08/28/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT by roadcat
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China is not in California!

Try telling that to the politicians, they won't listen. Lots of unhealthy air is blown here from China. Industry and vehicles here are clean, and "experts" are at a loss to explain smoggy days here when they only have to look west at the jet stream carrying the bad air to us from China. You could shut down every vehicle in California and the smog will still travel here from China.

34 posted on 08/28/2014 7:01:06 PM PDT by roadcat
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"I think it’s terrible," added Lupe Sanchez, pumping $4.09-a-gallon gas at a Chevron near Santa Monica.

I wonder which political party Lupe votes for...
35 posted on 08/28/2014 7:13:01 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: bkopto; All
The backlash will make Prop 13 look like a skirmish.

Don't mess with CA driving and mobility. They will turn your a$$ out in the street without regard for any other political position.

Mark my words.

36 posted on 08/28/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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Who will this effect the most ? Why the middle class and poor! I am amazed the moonbeam and the other barking at the moon liberals keep encouraging the illegal immigration of unskilled, ignorant hungry mouths to a state that insists on driving out industry and making it as expensive as possible to live in! They have driven up the cost of damn near everything.

No more plastic bags at the grocery store, but what the hell, considering how little people can afford to buy they won't need them and since they won't be able to afford to drive to the store it will work out since all they can afford will fit in their two hands, making the walk easier!

37 posted on 08/28/2014 7:43:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bkopto

California will start breeding Jackasses


38 posted on 08/28/2014 7:44:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: bkopto

Help me!


39 posted on 08/28/2014 7:47:12 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Iron Munro

Oreilly said this week it’s now $25 bill per year


40 posted on 08/28/2014 7:49:07 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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Thank God my wife and I are moving from Fairfield CA to Anchorage next month! California’s motto “We’re not happy unless you’re not happy” rings true. This state can kiss both cheeks!


41 posted on 08/28/2014 7:54:19 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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Boy will the low information drivers be surprised come 1/1/15.


42 posted on 08/28/2014 7:57:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: roadcat
By raising the price, officials hope to reduce the number of miles driven as consumers are forced to consider options.

It will just mean that the illegals will pay more to fuel their beater automobiles. The Jobs are not moving to the barrios.

43 posted on 08/28/2014 8:03:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: FrdmLvr
Agenda 21.

Better to use the rail money for costal water desalinization plants.

44 posted on 08/28/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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45 posted on 08/28/2014 8:34:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mike Darancette

Lofos will direct their anger at the gas stations. They are too stupid to put the blame where it belongs, liberals.


46 posted on 08/28/2014 10:35:46 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: bkopto
I considered my options. Returning to Idaho 9/13.
47 posted on 08/28/2014 10:57:02 PM PDT by Myrddin
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California Voters:
Take back your state!! (If any of you can still comprehend English)

48 posted on 08/28/2014 11:40:42 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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feel bad for conservatives - the few - that live there, but excepting them, it couldn’t happen to a better bunch of libtards.


49 posted on 08/28/2014 11:46:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bkopto

you can tell when dems are lying about what they like and don’t.

article admits they are raising taxes to deter behavior they don’t like.

conversely they subsidize/cut taxes/won’t tax things they like.

they want abortion “rare”? where are the punitive taxes on it to discourage it? why subsidize it if you want it to be rare? they lie.

cigarettes? punitive taxes. decreased smoking.

sugar? punitive taxes, banned certin size drinks.

sex btwn minors? free condoms at school, free birth control for girls.

less people dependent on govt with jobs? not with all the welfare given out and all the votes to extend benefits forever.

theywant strong families intact? mairriage penalty tax, plus most bennies they give out require no man in the house.

the list is endless.

but you know they lie when they say they are for something but they are taxing tye crap out of it b/c that’s what they do to something they really don’t like to reduce behavior they hate.


50 posted on 08/28/2014 11:55:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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