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Concerned California Politicos Propose Inflation Relief Package

Concerned California Politicos Propose Inflation Relief Package

Includes diesel fuel tax suspension and $1,050 rebates, which will be sent out just ahead of November election. BONUS: Gas tax is going up 5.6% on July 1.

How worried are the Democrats about the upcoming November election?

They are so concerned that California’s politicos are proposing an inflation relief package, including rebates slated to be doled out in October.

Tax refunds under the agreement’s $17 billion “inflation relief package” would provide $350 to individuals making less than $75,000 per year. Couples making less than $150,000 who file their taxes together would receive $700. If families in those categories have at least one dependent, the deal calls for them to also receive another $350. That means families could receive up to $1,050.

The agreement also would provide checks, although in smaller amounts, to many people who make more money. The smallest payments are designated for individuals making up to $250,000, who would get $200. Couples filing jointly who make less than $500,000 will receive $400, plus an additional $200 for dependents.

Under the plan, the state would send people the money through direct deposits and debit cards beginning in October.

They will try to offset the substantial price increases in diesel fuel (essential to nearly every aspect of the supply chain) by suspending the diesel fuel tax.

The rebates make up $9.5 Billion of a $17Billion relief package that also includes assistance with rent and utilities for eligible Californians, plus a suspension of the state’s sales tax on diesel fuel. The suspension would go into effect October 1 and last for one year, providing a savings of 23 cents per gallon, according to state officials.

Newsom’s administration said it plans to provide local governments with $439 million to backfill funds for road projects and transportation that would be provided by the tax.

The plan still needs full legislative approval, and hearings on the deal are scheduled for Monday morning.

Currently, inflation is costing the average family $341/month…and it is likely to go up. So, even with the most generous rebate, the monies only mitigate three months of the elevated cost of living.

And, as a fun fact, California might raise the gas tax this Friday.

Newsom, a Democrat, had previously expressed support for helping California motorists experiencing pain at the pump by waiting to implement a 5.6% tax hike scheduled to take effect on July 1. However, lawmakers failed to stop the gas tax increase from taking place because they needed to pass legislation in April in order to do so. As of July 1, the tax will rise to 53.9 cents per gallon.

Californians are a little skeptical of this plan.

Adam Mendoza, a Los Angeles-based pollster, currently focusing on public opinion on next year’s budget, has a recent analysis confirming the above sentiments are shared.

“And this maybe a little bit of a tangent, but we’ve been finding that people are reacting more and more negatively when politicians use the phrase ‘more money in your pocket’ or something to that effect. Not only do most people not keep physical money in their pocket anymore making it redundant, but they have been using that wordage for so long it is starting to take on a more and more negative connotation, because it feels like people are getting scammed whenever it is said.”

“And Newsom, Atkins, and Rendon have been throwing that phrase around over this, so some anger stemming from this comes right down to that word usage too. My favorite response to this was when one person we polled, a former government worker at that, said that if she hears that phrase one more time that she is, quote ‘going to scream.’ Minor detail, but it shows how upset some really are.”

This November, we will see how tired Californians are of the Sacramento Scam.


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They really need a Democrat relief package… a Republican governor and legislature.

They voted for it, now they own it.

Price rations short supply to the most efficient uses. Hand out money and the short supply rationing just happens at a higher price .

Buying loyalty by the backdoor. Sorta like Kmart Blue Light Specials only you get nothing in the end. Which is similar to paying people to stay home during the Covid Scam…how’s that working out with inflation and created supply chain problems? That cash is gone…x10. But hey, if Californians continue to vote for scumbags and losers who can’t figure out how to reliably keep the lights on…they get to reap their just desserts.

All of these “relief” packages provide money to his business cronies. The gas tax debit cards are issued by Bank of America (cha-ching) and distributed by the DMV (massive theft plus more money for the DMV). It is never EVER eliminating or reducing a tax which is as direct, equitable and efficient as it can be. It’s always grift.

    UnCivilServant in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 29, 2022 at 11:46 am

    A tax cut only reaches those who pay taxes. How do you expect to buy votes if you can’t reach the rest of the population?

      They still have to file tax returns regardless and have bank accounts. If they want the hand out, tell the government where to deposit the refund. As it is, everyone would benefit were they to have a gas tax holiday or even better, slash the state gas tax.

      It’s all BS providing Hair Gel with daily progress reports press briefings telling us how “mindful” he is about us.

      ConradCA in reply to UnCivilServant. | June 30, 2022 at 12:56 pm

      The should cut taxes and government spending massively – 10% maximum tax’s. Government is a parasite sucking the life out of the people.

Real American | June 29, 2022 at 11:44 am

‘more money in your pocket’ = more inflation. California is run by idiots.

With that “rebate” it should be called the Inflation Extension Program, based on what it will actually achieve.

I live in California and this is utterly fucking insane.

Even the stupid people that don’t normally pay attention realize that this is fucking insane.

The Gentle Grizzly | June 29, 2022 at 12:19 pm

These are the same hacks that ran for class president, promising soda pop from the drinking fountains.

Inflation forced by single/central/monopolistic solutions, sanctions without borders, liberal and equitable fiscal policies, and green Green deals.

More bread, Emperor Hairgel!
And circuses! Light a fire under your lazy-ass jesters at Disneyland!

2smartforlibs | June 29, 2022 at 12:51 pm

The Dems are like cats in a full litter box. They can’t find any way to cover up what they did.

Dems (and other dem-like politicians) are so proud of how they take $100 out of your one pocket, put $50 in the other pocket, and crow all day long about how you should vote for them.

So they’re going to fight inflation … by printing and handing out more money and causing even more inflation … damn communists are stupid.

healthguyfsu | June 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Let’s spend to stop inflation…brilliant!

There is an energy tsunami heading our way and this $1000+ ain’t gonna be enough …

And here is the punchline: at the current record pace of SPR drainage, one way or another the Biden admin will have to end its artificial attempts to keep the price of oil lower some time in October (or risk entering a war with China over Taiwan with virtually no oil reserve). This means that unless Putin ends his war some time in the next 5 months, there is a non-trivial chance that oil will hit a record price around $200 – precisely the price the White House is bracing for – a few days before the midterms. While translates into $10+ gasoline.

we should start a pool as to when Biden dumps Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

Everyone move to California, their giving money away again!

“The smallest payments are designated for individuals making up to $250,000, who would get $200. Couples filing jointly who make less than $500,000 will receive $400, plus an additional $200 for dependents.”

Well heck, that’s just above the poverty line in San Francisco!

They’ll pay for this by taxing those same people more.

    healthguyfsu in reply to geronl. | June 29, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    That doesn’t even work. You can try to tax away what you spend, but if you go and spend that tax money (which has always happened in progressive spendland government), then you still have inflation and more debt.

They need to hand out money to pay for making illegals eligible for food stamps.

Or, something like that.

I know there is something I don’t understand here.

Next week everyone is expected to pee into Lake Mead to end the drought. Someone needs to tell Southern Kalifornia that God has other plans for them.