Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Two Republicans, Assemblymen Mayes and Cunningham have just voted to raise taxes (they called it a fee) on batteries.  Their vote confuses folks who thought the GOP was the low tax Party.  Both also voted for cap and trade, raising your gas tax up to 72 a gallon on 1/1/20—after SB 1 adds another 5 cent tax to the twelve cent tax a gallon last year.  The cap and trade money goes to the largest scam in American history—the $200 billion train to nowhere.  So, when my good friend Tom Elias says that Democrats could lose in 2020, he doesn’t use the Republican votes for higher taxes—and corruption—that the Democrat will say the Republicans really stand for.

“It’s not enough that California already has among the highest income and sales taxes in America, ranking the state No. 11 among the 50 states in terms of overall tax burden. Only the property tax limits of Proposition 13 keep California away from the top of the list.

But this year legislative Democrats, who saw one of their number recalled over a smallish 12-cent increase in the gasoline tax imposed two years ago, have sought to charge a slew of new, previously unthinkable taxes.

Their original list included levies on new tires, sugary soda, firearms, water, prescription painkillers, lawyers’ services, car batteries, estates valued at more than $3.5 million, and oil and natural gas extraction.”

To win the GOP needs to fight on just two grounds.

  1.  Democrats want open borders, costing tax dollars, crowding schools and hospitals—creating lots of crimes.
  2. Trump policies have created a great economy, along with historically low unemployment.  But, GOP leadership is telling Republican candidates to ignore Trump—maybe David Carney will be able to get the current leadership to stop losing policies.


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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One Response to Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?

  1. William Hicks June 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    IF too many taxes could turn this State red, my guess is that it would have already changed red.


    Too many voters in california feed off the government trough.


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