Skip to comments.California Legislature passes 12-cent gas tax hike to fund transportation infrastructure
Posted on 04/08/2017 7:41:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Will likely never be built; CA people will always be deceived.
“Taking $52 billion dollars out of the economy.
This is just another wealth distribution scheme like the train to no where. The taxes will be collected, there will be a few infrastructure repaired and a lot of consultants will get theirs (being sure to donate some to the Democrat Party)
At some point in the future they will discover the infrastructure has still not been fixed and another tax (or toll roads) will be proposed.
Democrats, getting rich one tax at at time.”
100%... simply OUTSTANDING!!!
Get all the illegals off the roads and they wouldn’t need to fix the transportation infrastructure as much.
I have a brother that dug in deep back then. He is just about ready for anything else.
Not going to recall Moon Beam. Too many illegals and nut jobs voting. I say more taxes, more illegals, more sanctuary, more free stuff for California.
With the exception of the occassional natural disaster, California’s weather is rather mild as far as infrastructure is concerned. They should actually have it ‘easy’ when it comes to maintaining it...I wonder where all the money went.
Precisely. I bet only 20% actually goes towards road repairs.
Don’t feek sorry for Californians, they like taxes.
Taxes, taxes, taxes ...
let’s apply a free market solution to this subject
step 1: eliminate gas taxes
step 2: privatize interstates and highways
I live adjacent to Sacramento County
An audit of our county years ago showed only 7% of the taxes collected for roads were actually spent on roads
A few of us locals qualified a ballot initiative that would merely require 50% of the taxes collected for roads to be spent on roads.
Gathering signatures was a blast as people didn’t want to sign saying it should be 100%
Needless to say we passed the initiative with almost 75% voting YES
This should be done as a State wide initiative.
Side note ... All funds spent for road construction are required to be at prevailing wage.
The “Prevaling rate “ for fork lift operator in the LA area is $60 per hour
The increase gas taxes will go to the same place the old gas taxes went to 10% for road repairs and 90% to entitlement.
California isn’t a state it’s a proving ground for stupidity.
They will compromise and add the two together.
“Are so the called electric vehicles basically in for free”
A co worker leases an electric car (Orange County). Not only did she get $8,000 off her Fed/State income taxes, but her electricity is subsidized too. She charges the car at home, and her Edison bill is about 20% less than in previous years !
Soooo—OTHER taxpayers are subsidizing her car & it’s operating costs.
I don’tlike that kind of wealth distribution, either.
Keep this up, California, & you won’t have ANY trucks delivering your good.
EXACTLY ! It is the only way they can make these things “marketable”.
If you want to get a blank stare, when an enviro weenie goes on about these “green cars”, say to them: “Where does electricity come from ? Before you reply, it is not from a socket in the wall”.
Do Re Mi, Ry Cooder
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