(NationalSentinel) Taxes: For Californians teetering on a decision over whether to remain citizens of the most overly regulated and expensive state in the country, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Marxist Democrats who run the place just made the decision to get out easier.
On Thursday Brown signed legislation boosting the state’s gasoline tax by a whopping 12 cents a gallon, making it the highest in the state’s history and the first tax increase in decades. California, meanwhile, already had one of the country’s highest gas taxes.
As Breitbart News reported, it’s not clear how the state’s voters will feel about lawmakers and Brown, who had pushed the measure, but the increase is liable to hit working class and poor Californians hardest – as usual:
The bill, which also raises Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fees, barely reached the two-thirds majority needed to raise taxes in both the State Assembly and the State Senate. Passage marks a huge political victory for Gov. Brown, who is in his fourth and final term as governor. The political consequences for legislators, however, have yet to be seen, as voters have not yet felt the pinch of a tax hike that, critics say, will hit rural and working-class Californians hardest.
One of the most expensive states in which to live just got even more costly. Expect this new tax to drive even more people out of California to cheaper, less regulated locales – which will mean the revenue Brown and his merry band of Marxists say the new tax will raise is likely to fall short of projections.
It’s getting to the point where you need real gold to live in the Golden State.