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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

maverick13 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 12:56 AM
California should raise the gas tax to 50 cents. Show this country how a far left state does it. High taxes are no big deal to the people of California. Their good liberals aren't they. People move to California to enjoy liberalism don't they. Whose going to complain? The Democrats. I bet there's going to be a parade to show approval of the gas tax. After Obama was reelected Democrats can lie as good as Obama did to get reelected and call it something else like an adjustment. Lying works good these days because people have accepted lying as the New Norm. Thank you Obama.

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...