Well it happened last night. The Senate and the Assembly voted to raise gas and car taxes to pay for our crumbling roads. There should've already been money for our infrastructure, but Sacramento is so foul that they wasted all of it.
They're punishing us for their incompetence.
After the decision Brown told reporters:
"Tonight we did something. There's real money and people can afford it...It helps bring jobs. It helps bring prosperity."
What a twisted, smug, thief Brown is!
Assemblyman Rudy Salas from Bakersfield was the only Assembly Democrat to vote against the bill, which drew ire and head shaking from his fellow Democrats.
Sellout Senator Anthony Cannella, a Republican from Ceres, was the only Senate Republican to support the tax.
He whored himself in exchange for $400 million to extend a train line from San Jose to his district.
Now that it's done, here's what will happen:
- Gas taxes will increase by 12 cents a gallon
- Diesel taxes will increase from 16 cents per gallon to 36 cents
- New annual vehicle registration fee ranging from $25 to $175
There's supposed to be a constitutional amendment ensuring that the money will be spent on fixing roads and bridges, but that does not convince us.
There have already been two constitutional amendments in the past promising the same thing, and all of that money was still wasted.
This new tax is no different. What a shame.