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To get California State Legislature to Vote Against Gas Tax and Increased License Fees

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Jerry Brown is up to his old tricks again. Filling the pockets of the rich on the backs of the poor and middle class. Who do you think is going to be hurt the most by the 12 cents tax on gas, and an additional $50 added to the cost of your annual car registration. Somebody asked, "Where's the money from all the other bonds that have been floated and fees that have been raised to pay for the improvement of our roads and highways." Here's the answer:

"...we should support legislation such as Assembly Bill 496 by Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield. It would provide $2.2 billion in one-time funding and $5.6 billion annually for transportation infrastructure, including 30 percent dedicated to new roads and road widening — without raising taxes or fees. It would require that all of the transportation-related taxes and fees we are already paying be spent on transportation rather than being siphoned off to other government programs. For example, $1 billion in truck weight fees currently go to the General Fund.

“Every dollar that we pay for in gas tax, diesel tax, vehicle license fee, car insurance, buying a new car, buying a used car, every dollar that we already pay for, should be dedicated to transportation,” Fong said in a KERN radio interview. “I want a debate about budget priorities. In the last six years the General Fund has increased over $36 billion, and zero dollars of that $36 billion has gone to transportation infrastructure.”

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Finally, I always say, "The devil is in the details." I think the hint of where this new pot of money will be going lies in the following quote from the article below:

"...goods-movement projects also would receive several hundred million dollars. Other money would go to pay for...other expansion projects."

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Once again, they are telling you that not all this money is going to fix our roads and highways.

Call your Assemblymembers and Senators and urge them to vote no on more taxes and fees to fill the pockets of the fat cats in Sacramento!


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