As I noted earlier this year, California’s state politicians voted to hike the gas tax in the name of “infrastructure.”
The tax went into effect on November 1, and now California Republicans are planning to campaign for a repeal of the tax.
Reps. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa and Darrell Issa of Vista, both vulnerable Republican House members who represent districts in Orange County, reiterated their opposition to the tax hike in separate statements Wednesday.
Issa called the tax increase “misguided” and called for its repeal, and Rohrabacher predicted the “beginning of a new tax revolt.”
“The price we pay to fill our tanks is not so much the cost of gasoline itself — now in abundant supply,” Rohrabacher’s statement read, “but is calculated for the benefit of power-hungry politicians.”
Both of them signed on to a letter last month supporting the repeal of the gas tax increase, which Republicans across the state are hoping will galvanize GOP voters to turn out to the polls in 2018.
This may be one of the few, successful campaigns run by state Republicans. Many Californians are on to the scheme:
— Adam C. Ellison (@AdamEllison) November 2, 2017
— Mark Terry (@TheMarkATerry) November 3, 2017
Democrats in California are going to learn that new gas tax that’s supposed to be paying for Road improvements is going to go to paying debt
— James Michael(Indep) (@Metalheadkha) November 3, 2017
Have you once tweeted about the gas tax increase in California? This directly will hurts poor ppl… do you care?
— Ayn* (@AynRiedel98) November 3, 2017
God Bless California & the extra $0.20 gallon gas tax that went into affect yesterday. Guaranteed 5 yrs from now CA will still have ???? roads
— Dallas (@12handicap) November 3, 2017
Back in 2009, the California Tea Party groups successfully spear-headed the defeat of tax-raising Proposition 1A, so there is a chance something could be organized that might help average Californians retain more of their money. California. One such effort has been going on since this summer, which includes a reminder that only 20% of the current gas tax goes to road repairs.
Californians who are interested can click HERE to sign-up if they are interested in signing the upcoming petition.
Meanwhile, what is our eco-activist governor planning?
Jerry Brown is planning to emit a significant amount of carbon into the atmosphere, as he jets his way to a “Climate Change” workshop at the Vatican and continue with a European tour.
Roughly two dozen public events are planned over 10 days, starting with a speech at a Vatican symposium on Saturday….
After the Vatican, the governor is bouncing between Germany and Belgium, plus a stop in Norway to meet with scientists. He’s holding press conferences with the president of the European Parliament and the minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, a German state that has collaborated with California on an international climate pact.
Once the Bonn conference begins, much of Brown’s focus will be on how states, provinces and other local governments can tackle climate change absent stronger action from national leaders. He was named a special advisor to the U.N. conference for states and regions earlier this year.
Once again, Brown is engaging in progressive activism glamor instead of dealing with the challenging practicalities, such as infrastructure and public health, that are vital to the citizens he is suppose to represent.
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