Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report



By Stephen Frank 

Jerry Brown just received an early Christmas present, a $52 billion slush fund to spend as he wants.  Yes, he said it was for roads.  Yes, State Senate President Kevin Leon (his legal name) said not a dime will go to anything other than roads and streets—they both LIED.  Billions is going to trains, buses,, bike lanes, animal corridors, restrooms—in total at least 40% of the money will NOT go to roads and streets.

“Officials with the nonprofit Next 10 released “Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century” explaining how Senate Bill 1 is a good start but more money is needed.

“We think it’s a very, very good first step,” Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry said.

But the state needs $9.8 billion more each year, Perry said.

SB 1 sponsor Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, said, however, that the bill was never intended to provide all the money needed to pay for maintenance for state and local roads, but it goes a long way.”

You got it—expect more gas taxes.  In 2020, it is expected a new gas tax, the first year of 15 cents—by the fifth year, 73 cents (NOT A TYPO).  Literally they are taxing people out of their cars—those on fixed income, the young, the middle class and certainly the poor.  This will be a severe dislocation of our economy.  When it happens the value of homes will drop—into 2009 depression levels, causing foreclosures and bankruptcies.  This is the time to leave California, before you lose everything, while Sacramento takes everything.

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Stephen Frank

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 Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

  1. William Hicks May 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    And they keep voting these people into office.


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