There is a bit of a firestorm over the new gasoline tax Governor Brown has decided to levy on California taxpayers. The taxes are going up 12 cents per gallon, higher for diesel. Registration fees are also going up. Governor Brown has responded to the taxpayers’ complaints, Breitbart reports.
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said. Brown was speaking in Orange County, defending State Assembly newcomer Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing a recall effort after voting for Brown’s new transportation taxes in April, according to Breitbart and the Orange County Register.
The hangings will continue and you will like it!
California is among the most heavily taxed states in the union and has one of the highest gas taxes.
“Roads require money to fix,” said Brown. “Republicans say there’s a magic source of money — it doesn’t exist.”
“You want to borrow money and pay double? Or do nothing? Or take money from universities?” he asked.
Yes, that’s what those “freeloaders” want Moonbeam.
It would never occur to Brown to reallocate funds.
While California is wasting billions on caring for foreigners and rails to nowhere, their infrastructure is crumbling. In fact, they want $100 billion of the $1 trillion Donald Trump hopes to spend on infrastructure.
The Pacific Coast Highway is “one of the most scenic roads in the country” and it’s in “awful shape” says Kerry Jackson writing for the City-Journal.
The roads are a “cracked, crumbling mess pock-marked with potholes, which tend to grow larger due to time, weather, and government negligence. Some potholes grew so monstrous after recent heavy winter rains that California Highway Patrol officers in Oakland actually named one— ‘Steve.,” Jackson writes.
Brown wastes money on job-killing and suffocating climate change regulations to say nothing of the $25 billion per year they spend on illegal aliens on food stamps and welfare.
They have a lot of bike lanes but the dams are falling apart.
There is a high probability that state pension funds will not be able to meet their massive, growing obligations. When that occurs, states such as California and Illinois—which have already accumulated hundreds of billions of dollars in debt in their retiree pension and health care programs—will not be able to bailout these failed plans.
California continues to be a leader in poverty, host to massive numbers of poor illegal immigrants and champion of the welfare state. It’s not likely to change any time soon.
California now a Democrat Socialist state has a depressed economy with one-party dominance which is a direct outgrowth of liberal policies and massive illegal immigration. A few areas, mostly in the Bay Area’s technology industry, are doing well, but the job-growth rate is mediocre, the unemployment rate is 10th highest, and underemployment rate is third highest. California is Number 1 in poverty with nearly a quarter of Californians impoverished.
In 2012, The Wall Street Journal called California’s dive into a welfare fiefdom nothing less than a Greek Tragedy.
Conditions in some areas of the state “are like a third-world country” due to the multi-year megadrought, the WSJ reports. There is no backup plan.
The state is victim to wildfires, mudslides, high taxes, crime, gang violence, insane traffic, wildly extreme political correctness, and a nightmarish business environment.