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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

Frank1802 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 5:23 PM
After the hike in State Income Tax, the hike in Social Security tax fro Obama (with more to come), a State debt of $13billion (and rising) and now this how can anyone afford to live in California - unless of course you are one of the uber rich Hollywood parasites that worked so hard to get Obama re-elected.

The California Board of Equalization voted 3 to 2 yesterday to increase the tax on gas from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gallon, about a 10% increase. This increased excise tax is set to go into effect July 1.

Instead of correctly labeling this as a tax hike, however, state legislators are instead calling it an adjustment mandated by law:

"A lot of people have the misperception that the board of equalization is raising your tax. We don't have the authority to raise taxes. We are mandated by the legislature to adjust so that we have...