A new report released today by Reform California shows the depth of impact the Gas and Car Tax will have on everyday families across California.
California politicians are misrepresenting the true cost of living impact that will result from their car and gas tax hikes that started going into effect November 1, 2017. Worse, California media has failed to properly report on the cost increases.
Cost of fuel increase: $405 / year
Cost of vehicle registration: $250 / year
Cost of shipping and goods: $124.28 / year in food alone
“Sacramento politicians have been trying to hide the true financial impact of their costly gas and car tax hikes, but this new study shows the real burden the typical California family will have to bear,” said Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California and a leader of the initiative to repeal the Gas Tax. “While Californians are struggling to make ends meet, Sacramento politicians are doing nothing to fix the cost of living challenges that many face – and instead making it harder for Californians to get by,” DeMaio concluded.
Facts about this massive hike:
On November 1, 2017, Californians became subject to an additional tax of 12.5 cents more per gallon (20 cents more for diesel) at the pump.
On Nov 27, petitions become available to qualify the repeal initiative for the 2018 ballot.
The tax also hits business owners who rely on transporting goods, raising the cost of everything from apples to Zinfindel
Auto registration fees will increase as much as $150 a year – striking the wallets of hard-working families across the state
The tax revenue goes into the state’s General Fund, meaning there’s zero guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation “fixes” they claim will happen
More than 45 events are being held across the state to grow the public awareness of the effort
More information on Carl DeMaio and Reform California’s efforts to Stop the Gas Tax: http://www.reformcalifornia.org/news.html
As a matter of full disclosure, Hale Media Publisher Johnathan Hale is married to Carl DeMaio.