A few days ago we told you that some of California’s voters had finally reached their breaking point and were fighting back against yet another massive tax increase in one of the nation’s most taxed states.
Californians are pushing back against the Democratic lawmakers who passed the largest gas tax in the state’s history last month.
Citizens have signed signatures for a recall effort against Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman for his vote in favor of for the Road Repair and Accountability Act, and another lawmaker is moving forward on an initiative to repeal the unpopular gas tax.
The law, passed April 6, imposes a 12 cents a gallon hike on citizens and raises the tax on diesel fuel by 20 cents a gallon. It also implements an additional charge to annual vehicle license fees ranging from $25 to $175 depending on the car’s value.
Democrats in the state legislature forced the measure along party lines.
Well, it seems that the actions of these TAXPAYING VOTERS has angered the tinpot dictator who leads California’s liberal fascist oligarchy. Sure, California’s citizens are ALREADY among the most tax-burdened in the nation. Sure, the poor dupes who live there pay 1/3 of their income to the federal government, and 1/3 of their income to the state government… but at least the government “let’s” them keep the last 1/3 of their money! Governor Brown wants to know just how much of their own money those greedy, hardworking, taxpayers think they deserve?
When asked about the effort of his citizens to unseat a few Democrats in an effort to keep them from ramming through these any more tax increases, Governor Brown began spouting more illogical and irrational commentary. He called the people footing the bill for all of his tax increases “freeloaders” and said that the Republicans wanted to force people to drive on “gravel roads” again.
“Roads require money to fix,” Brown said during a Friday visit to Orange County. “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?”
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them,” Brown said, adding that the approved tax and fee hikes bring those charges to the level they were 30 years ago if adjusted for inflation. “They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”
Except that the state GOP has offered a solution to the road funding issue:
Republicans says budget cuts should be made to fund road maintenance. A failed GOP plan proposed last year would have tapped into cap-and-trade money used to lower greenhouse gas emissions, cut Caltrans positions and eliminated other positions that have been vacant. It identifies other funding sources, but doesn’t specify what programs would be cut if that money was diverted to roads.
Brown said the plan is unrealistic.
The GOP plan was “unrealistic” because it used money the California government was already wasting on other ridiculous issues. More “realistic” simply take more of the money from the already heavily tax-burdened citizens of California.
Kira Davis perfectly sums up the incongruity of Brown’s “freeloader” commentary:
Let’s review this statement, in case you’re having trouble interpreting his meaning. If you work and pay taxes, if you struggle to pay your most basic bills while “owing” the California government a third of your paycheck (or more), Jerry Brown thinks you’re a freeloader.
The 1,000,000 citizens in Los Angeles county alone who collect food stamps provided by taxpayers are not freeloaders. The millions of illegal immigrants being harbored in California’s sanctuary cities to the cost of taxpayers are not freeloaders. Illegal immigrants being provided “free” legal help by the state on the backs of taxpayers are not freeloaders. The bloodsuckers in the Sacramento legislature who get paid $178 a day in per diem funds on top of their bloated salaries just for walking in the door to their job every day are not freeloaders.
No, you – the burdened, law-abiding taxpayer are the freeloader for simply asking the government of California be more fiscally responsible with the money they already have instead of stealing more of your money without your consent to pay for programs that are already funded but have been raided for pet projects and personal enrichment.
Governor Brown claims we’ll all be driving on gravel roads if we don’t give up our incomes at gunpoint as he is demanding.
Dear California Republican, why are you still living on the fascist West Coast?
Do yourselves a favor; pack up your belongings and move to Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, or Utah. Sure, the beaches may not be as nice but the living is far easier and the governments are far smaller.