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Huntingdog

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:17:47 AM

California will raise taxes on gasoline by 3.5 cents per gallon July 1.
The excise tax on gasoline will go up from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents.
Sales taxes on gasoline pay for local government programs, while this excise tax pays for mass transit projects and work on highways around the state.
The five-member California State Board of Equalization adjusts the state's excise tax every year by March 1.
Visit SF Business Times for full article
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:57:36 AM

3.5 cents per gallon. In the grand scheme of things, there are bigger problems.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 7:37:12 AM

so why do people want to live there again?
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 5:02:00 AM

Imposed on the people, not even voted on!
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 4:59:00 AM

They can't get a break.
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:48:54 PM

California should be pushed out of the Union, before they go down the tubes and we all have to pay for it.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:00:25 PM

This article doesn't mention the additional gasoline tax increase due to sales taxes. California gasoline state and local sales taxes also tax the excise tax and other taxes and fees that are part of the price. So an increase in the excise tax means there is an increase in the sales taxes too.

[Edited by: Alaydown at 6/28/2013 10:01:59 PM EST]
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:12:52 PM

Voters here will continue to blame the oil industry for its high gasoline prices even though taxes account for about 70+ cents per gallon of our gasoline price. Until we can get a voter ID law to eliminate the fraudulent voters, we will continue to see more of the same.

And don't believe that any of that money will go towards roads. When Gov. Moonbeam Brown was governor here in the 70s and 80s, he directed all of the gasoline tax revenue to be used towards balancing the state's budget. It took years to repair the roads after he left office. He is probably doing the same thing now.

[Edited by: Alaydown at 6/28/2013 9:15:36 PM EST]
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:37:54 PM

OK
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:01:07 PM

Doesn't help gas prices.
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whatif81
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:22:40 PM

ok
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:19:34 PM

North Carolina prices fluctuate that much everyday.
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:57:48 PM

Only terrorists you have to worry about have (D) and/or (R) prominently displayed after their names. They are quite well-marked.
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:31:36 PM

greed, pure greed
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Gazas
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:23:02 PM

Greedy politicians...
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IronMyShirt
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:17:57 PM

Those people vote for tax after tax upon themselves. If they don't care, then why should I?
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nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:04:10 PM

insane.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:26:51 PM

Hey, CA drivers. Don't like it? Who'd you vote for in 2010 and 12? Who ya gonna vote for in 2014? Political choices have consequences and this is one of them.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:06:59 PM

Somebody has to help pay college tuition for illegal aliens.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:03:54 PM

that's a lot
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:54:33 PM

California has spent so much to support the automobile that it is not surprising that taxes to support all the construction and maintenance need to go up. While more attention is being given to mass transit from what I can see, there still needs to be more.
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:46:38 PM

California will keep on raising taxes until people decide they've had enough. When will that be? I have no idea. I'm sort of amazed they've put up with it as long as they have.

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JagXKR
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:46:23 PM

Gasoline tax is higher in Canada than the US. Almost all tax is higher in Canada. In my province we pay higher than average tax on gas.
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tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:46:01 PM


This will just be even more economic incentive for residents and businesses to move to other states.

Dear Californians: If you move to my state of PA, please do not keep voting for the same political party that drove your state to bankruptcy, high taxes and high crime. Thanks so much.

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jamofsocal
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:38:36 PM

Keep the IRS scandals in mind when you read about this. They claim that they need to raise taxes because there is a shortfall in our budget. Is there really? Or is there wasteful government spending?

Who's porn are we buying for with this tax hike?

No more people. Demand less government and demand cutting costs.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:33:11 PM

You have to wonder just how much of the actual gasoline tax money is actually spent of roadwork.
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Previvor
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:33:04 PM

Wow that's a lot
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NoSoup4U
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:32:02 PM

I'm all for gas tax increases, we need TAX REVENUE to help our (essentially bankrupt) government, and ECONOMIC INCENTIVE for people to use less fossil fuel. Two birds with one stone.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:29:43 PM

California dreaming.

Leaving the dream in California.

Not just a dream, a dream come true.
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:23:46 PM

Sorry to hear this. We're planning to drive there later in the summer.
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gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:17:24 PM

Another reason to leave California and move to Texas. The Governor of Texas was smart to visit California and talk to businesses about the positives of moving their business to Texas.

If California would tighten up the social welfare programs eligibility, costs could be saved and new taxes wouldn't be needed.
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:16:43 PM

They always get more money when they want it.

I wish the rest of us could get money when we want or need.
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:15:56 PM

oh great add some more price to the expensive gas
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:13:37 PM

general funds bonanza, nothing more
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:06:17 PM

Some one has to pay and what better body than the people who uses the roads.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:03:42 PM

From the article: "Read the BOE's explanation of the changes here."

"While gasoline consumption has been reduced slightly in recent years, in 2011 and 2012 the price of gasoline greatly and unexpectedly outpaced these modest declines in consumption. Higher gasoline prices mean the BOE must adjust the excise tax to make up for the sales tax loss"

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So those who practice conservation, in effect, have penalized everyone else because the law requires revenue neutrality. The state is required to steal a certain amount of money each year from the taxpayers.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:02:01 PM

Nothing shocking. We've already experienced $5/gal.
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:00:53 PM

one of the most unfair taxes ever
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:54:17 AM

just in time for July 4th
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:47:15 AM

Time for Calfornians to consider a Boston style "Tea Party"
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cwashi3324
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:38:25 AM

Back on the rollercoaster!
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:33:07 AM

They could raise it to 100% and it still would not be enough for the irresponsible leaders & their followers of this state.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:23:46 AM

when you elect who you elect you pays the price.
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