"But in California under Democrats, it’s tax, tax, tax — a drip and a drop, nickel and a dime — all the time. That’s not a political statement. It’s a fact."https://t.co/CFu6156xeZ— CAGOP (@CAGOP) April 8, 2019
....Not all taxes are evil. Some are justified. But many are unwarranted. And others are eye-rollers.
One of the more controversial and annoying taxes currently being proposed is a state levy on sugary soft drinks. More on that later.
Here’s an eye-roller: A bill that would authorize San Francisco to turn its crooked Lombard Street — a tourist attraction after so many movie appearances — into a toll road, maybe even requiring reservations. Think they have a traffic jam now on weekends? Wait until cars are lined up behind a tollgate.
There are a whole bunch of taxing ideas in the Capitol: on new tires, firearms, water, prescription painkillers, lawyers, car batteries, corporations based on their CEO pay, estates worth more than $3.5 million, oil and gas extraction. The list goes on.
The oil and gas extraction tax is long overdue. We’re the only major oil-producing state without one. It would raise an estimated $1.5 billion a year.
The California Tax Foundation has counted more than $6.2 billion worth of tax increase proposals pending in the Legislature. It expects the figure to grow substantially as bills are amended with details.....
More of your money is never enough for #Taxifornia— Jessica Millan Patterson (@millanpatterson) March 31, 2019
By: Assemblywoman @asmMelendez
“Despite projecting a $21 Billion surplus the California Legislature has introduced several new taxes and fees” https://t.co/nvSwpR9NNH
Donald Trump gave corporations a big tax cut. California Democrats want to take some of it https://t.co/mmw5Cs8wGz— Andrew Sheeler (@andrewsheeler) April 8, 2019