The answer of course is to extract more money from the taxpayers.
Brown and the Dems will hold a special session to raise taxes and fees on our driving.
Here are some facts to consider from new Senator John Moorlach @SenatorMoolach. After reading these facts, I am confident you will agree with my conclusion that the answer of course is to extract more money from the taxpayers.
“1. CA’s gas taxes are the 4th highest in the nation (not counting the cap and trade tax)”
“2. CA’s gas prices are the nation’s highest.”
“3. CA’s gas tax & transportation fees yield $10.6 billion annually.”
“4. Caltrans spends just 20% of that revenue on state road repair & new construction.”
“5. Caltrans wastes half a billion $$ annually on extra staffing.”
“6. CA’s roads rank near the bottom in every category.”
“7. Poor road conditions cost Californians $17 billion yearly in vehicle repairs.”
As a further example of how well CalTrans spends taxpayer dollars, Caltrans paid $205,075 to relocate a bush that you can buy at Home Depot for $15.00.
“The $100,000 to pay for the ‘hard removal,’ the $79,470 to pay for the ‘establishment, nurturing and monitoring’ of the plant for a decade after its ‘hard removal,’ and the $25,605 to cover the ‘reporting requirements’ for the decade after the ‘hard removal,’ equaled a total cost of $205,075 for ‘translocating’ this manzanita bush.”
$25,000 just for the paperwork.
After falling below 1/3 of both houses of the legislature in 2012, the CA Rep party asked California Republicans and conservatives for their votes, contributions and volunteer time to break the Dems’ super majority so the Dems could not enact tax increases without going to the voters by initiative.
California Republicans and conservatives got the CA Rep party >1/3 in both houses of the legislature in 2014.
I believe some of the Reps will cave and support the Dem tax increases.
If so, why should CA Republicans and conservatives bother to vote for, contribute to and volunteer for Rep legislative candidates?
Tell your Rep and Dem state legislators that CA gas prices and CA taxes are too high already and they should spend 100% of the $10.6 Billion in gas tax & transportation fees on our roads, not 20%
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