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California Legislators Vote To Increase Gas Tax

Nationaljester Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 5:45 PM
So when you buy a car with good mileage to save money, the tax goes up to "recover" those "lost revenue dollars". As an inmate of the asylum known as California, this makes perfect sense in the best tradition of George Orwell.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 6:18 PM
But with the gas efficient car, you save money every fill up, even with the 3 cent increase.
BudWiser Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 6:32 PM
and pay 15% - 30% more for the car.

Where is the savings?
Simplecaveman Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 6:46 PM
Yeah, but at least you'd feel good dropping all of that dough socialism.
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 5:58 PM
You can check-out anytime you'd like but you must bleat "four legs gooood...two legs better"

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...