California’s Gas-Tax Repeal Campaign Cites ‘Epic’ Levels of Taxpayer Waste and Abuse



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

By definition government is theft.  It takes from some, gives to others and creates corruption and power for itself.  When you vote for a bond, you really have no idea as to the complete cost—and how the money will be spent.  We voted to fix the Oroville Dan and the Governor, Jerry Brown, refused to spend the bond money for that purpose.  Gas tax money?  About 50% goes to roads, the rest to make  unions and crony capitalists happy and rich.

“Roughly 70 cents per gallon of that price is taxes, an increase of 12 cents for the latest tax increase Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat-controlled legislature pushed through last year.

By July, it will be 76.7 cents per gallon in taxes, coming within one cent of the highest gasoline tax burden in the country, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, a think tank that studies tax policy.

Just weeks before California voters head to the polls to decide whether to repeal the gas tax, DeMaio began a gas tax “waste and abuse” tour of the state in Orange County.

Standing next to a freeway in Placentia, Calif., Tuesday, DeMaio released government documents showing that Orange County’s Transportation Authority spent $6,528 each on signs promoting the gas-tax hike.

He also cited documents showing that more than 114 bus drivers in Orange County make more than $100,000 a year in total compensation.

This is at a time when costs are going up and riders are fleeing the government transportation system.  Look at the empty buses before you vote on Prop. 6—and note that your tax dollars are paying for this emptiness.  Instead potholes can be filled and freeways fixed.

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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