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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

Marc_H Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:07 AM
what liars these politicans are use less, to save money, thye'll raise taxes so you dont as if they own what you earn
rhinegarten Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:13 AM
They actually believe it. And it spread like a nasty cancer to the federal level. Listen to these liberals some time. According to them you owe the government. The money you earn is not yours.

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...