Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Join the Campaign to Repeal the Car Tax

Mod: Here is an interesting gadfly campaign. Apparently the cash mad pols of Sacramento passed some rather huge car and gas tax increases recently, and folks are none too happy about it. I was asked to pass this on, so here you go. I am not certain your signature on this petition will mean anything since it is for a recall election down there in the pulpy citric bowels of Orange County. But perhaps you know someone from that neck of the woods who would like to become involved? It is definitely the kind of local initiative that could end up having some rather interesting statewide ramifications. As an aside, if you don't live in the OC, but don't want to pay all those new gas taxes anyway, get an electric car. My Chevy Volt is now averaging just around 130 MPG life to date. I have spent $5 at the gas pump this month. Irony is, Sacramento gave me a $1,500 tax rebate so that I could avoid paying gas taxes. The Feds gave me a $7,500 tax credit. How can you lose?

Join the Campaign to Repeal the Car Tax (link): With virtually no notice to the public, Democratic politicians in the California State Legislature crammed through a massive hike to the Car Tax and Gas Tax.

Fortunately, former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio has unveiled a strategy for getting citizens involved in overturning these tax hikes! More on that in a bit, but first you need to understand how these tax hikes will cost YOU!

Car Tax: Pay More, Get Less!

Depending on the value of your car, miles driven, and your MPG, the typical California family will end up paying $350-700 more per year under the Car Tax and Gas Tax hike!

What’s worse, the money is spent with virtually zero accountability for fixing roads! In fact, Californians already pay the highest gas tax in the country and yet we still have the worst roads. For every $1 in average costs for road repairs spent in the other 49 states in the US, California spends $4.7 dollars for the same repairs – resulting in wasteful spending of 470 percent more!

 “Politicians have been caught stealing gas tax monies and recent audits show billions in waste that should be going to road repairs,” notes Carl DeMaio. “The Car Tax and Gas Tax hike contains zero reforms of wasteful spending, meaning we are throwing good money after bad,” DeMaio warns.

The Gazelle Strategy to Repeal the Car Tax: Recalls!

California Democrats were able to pass the Car Tax and Gas Tax Hike because they hold a 2/3rds Super-Majority in both houses of the state legislature. We have two choices: run an initiative to roll back the Car Tax – which must be done statewide. OR we can fix the real problem which is removing the Democrats from their Super-Majority status by targeting their weakest members for Recall campaigns in 2017 or defeat in 2018.

Think of this strategy as the “Gazelle Strategy.” If you have seen Animal Planet, you know that lions hunt for food not by attacking an entire pack of Gazelles at once, but targeting the weakest gazelle and taking that one gazelle out. Far more efficient and an almost guaranteed success rate.

Our campaign to repeal the Car Tax utilizes the Gazelle Strategy. That’s why we propose to launch a Recall Campaign against State Senator Josh Newman (D-Orange County).

Senator Josh Newman won by less than 1% of the vote in 2016 – and yet he betrayed his constituents by voting for the Car Tax and Gas Tax hikes.

Our campaign intends to file Recall Papers in the next month against Senator Newman and collect 60,000 valid signatures to force him from office.

After we succeed in recalling Josh Newman, Democrats will lose their Super Majority and will not be able to arbitrarily raise our taxes.

Then we will demand that California Democrats repeal the Car and Gas Tax Hikes – or we will file additional Recall Elections against more of their members. We will also use the Car Tax as the big issue to defeat their candidates in 2018.

We need YOU to join our campaign today – help repeal the Car Tax!

Mod: Here is what the petition looks like. You can link to it directly by clicking here.


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64 comments:

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  2. A lot being said here. I'm for less taxes but the claim that California has the worst roads in the country is fake. This leads me to question the rest of the article.

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    1. The roads in California are pretty lousy.

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    2. 7:00 - Do you ever get down to the 210?

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    3. California’s roads are some of the poorest in the nation and rapidly getting worse
      http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/04/californias-roads-are-some-of-the-poorest-in-the-nation-and-rapidly-getting-worse/

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    4. Rhode Island is the worst. Google it. I take the 210 every day. Not a single pothole. Cali not even in top five.

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    5. Traffic congestion plays a role in deciding just how bad a road might be. The 210 is the 405 of the SGV.

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    6. Los Angeles area can claim the worst traffic in America. Again.
      http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-la-worst-traffic-20160314-story.html

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  3. Government in California often won't let you know where the money has gone, and is always asking for more. The reasons they give for wanting more are often fake. Measure UUT being a good example.

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  7. And 50 percent of the taxpayers don't want the Clinton's in jail for IRS foundation tax evasion either. The laws need to be enforced and I hope Trump continues to do it!

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    1. Trump Guy! Still whining about the Clinton's. Trust me, it is no secret why you live in the past.

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  8. The gas tax will be passed onto every driver, including the electric cars. The road repairs won't happen, this tax is a political slush fund.
    An additional state campaign for signatures will be available.
    The California Legislatures are out of control.
    This is Gov.Jerry Brown's parting gift to Californians before he leaves office.
    The choice of Canadiates to replace Jerry, are just a clone of his money grabbing policies.

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    1. How can you apply the gas tax to cars that don't use gas?

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  9. Sierra Madreans paid out in excess of $12 million a year for water and sewer fees only to find out that those monies were spent for non related expenses. The water department should be relabled, the pension and cadallic health insurance foundation!

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    1. It's Cardiac Health's brother...

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    2. Calypso Calamity.

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    3. Car Max Collision.

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  10. John and Ken radio jocks, had a great segment on this car tax; if you drive a car "you" just got screwed by the lop sided representation in Sacramento.
    The only way to fight this new law, is recall. Sign the petition.

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  11. 9:21am. You are correct, things can only get better with this car tax, gas only vehicles!

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    1. 1) Go electric
      2) Pay no usurious gas taxes
      3) Screw Sacramento

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    2. Even with electric you will get screwed...new fees on electric vehicles.

      And I really like the new smog check on hybrids, all fees, no actual check.

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  12. Go, Edison. Thanks for not raising rates! Glad the plug ins won't be feeling the money grab; ya right!
    Don't even think about a millage tax!

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    1. Solar panels also come with Federal tax credits. If you go solar, and you have an electric car, you don't pay for electricity, don't pay for gasoline, don't buy power that is produced by burning destructive fossil fuels, and you don't pay a gas tax. Everything you own runs on sunshine.

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  13. 8:25am. Living in the past only translates as, you have the intellectual propensity to not repeat the past.

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    1. There are current events, and there is whataboutism. Whataboutism almost always refers to events from the past as a way of countering the current disgrace a political leader is facing.

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  14. 10:23am. Just how long have you owned that "bridge to nowhere", that some "whataboutism" sold you?
    What is it about tax grab, don't you get? Nothing is free, not even sunshine in this tax happy state of California.

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  16. Solar panels have a large carbon foot print. Recycling electric car batteries and their manufacture as well.

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    1. How big in comparison?

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    2. 2:39 is speaking nonsense.

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    3. Not sure if you will ever get an exact comparison/quantification, but:
      --raw materials (mining and transportation to plant for manufacturing)
      --energy used to install, maintain, repair
      --disposal of spent batteries, energy to recycle
      Wind generators have all of the above plus transportation of materials to build large cement bases disposal of worn out fiberglass blades, etc,

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    4. Solar panels last 30 years. A gallon of gas a half an hour. Please, you're embarrassing the human race.

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    5. 2:39 got conned or Con-Eded.

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    6. Those who disagree with 2:39 have avoided the discussion of carbon footprint for alternative energy production. It is not a zero sum game. Nothing was said that alternative energy is not a good idea, of course it is, it is just not without carbon costs. Don't be greenwashed as you aim for better solutions.

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    7. "It is not a zero sum game."

      Tell me, 6:49. Have to ever held the petroleum or coal industry to such absolute standards?

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    8. 6:49 trying to exaggerate an argument they everyone already accepts

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    Let Sacramento run things!!!!

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    1. If it does in a few bloodsucker health insurance companies I am all for it.

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    1. Which federal employees?

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