Animal looks at the taxes the morons who run Sacramento are considering
Sacramento just never runs out of stuff to tax. Excerpt:
But in California under Democrats, it’s tax, tax, tax — a drip and a drop, nickel and a dime — all the time. That’s not a political statement. It’s a fact.
Not all taxes are evil. Some are justified. But many are unwarranted. And others are eye-rollers.
There are a whole bunch of taxing ideas in the Capitol: on new tires, firearms, water, prescription painkillers, lawyers, car batteries, corporations based on their CEO pay, estates worth more than $3.5 million, oil and gas extraction. The list goes on.
The oil and gas extraction tax is long overdue. We’re the only major oil-producing state without one. It would raise an estimated $1.5 billion a year.
The California Tax Foundation has counted more than $6.2 billion worth of tax increase proposals pending in the Legislature. It expects the figure to grow substantially as bills are amended with details.
And, these idiots will spend more, far more, than they raise, and then come looking for tax increases or new things to tax.
They are so greedy
The more Democrats tax, the more of our money gets shoveled into the bonfire that is Big Government, the larger the fire grows, the more taxes are required to keep it fed. This vicious cycle has degenerated into liberals taxing everything conceivable in areas where they have achieved dominance. A case in point is the Connecticut cat tax:
A bill in the State Senate could lead to a new cat licensing law that has been dubbed a “cat tax” by Republicans.
S.B. 999 would institute a $15 adoption fee for dogs, cats and other domestic animals bought from an animal shelter. The annual licensing fee would be $10 for neutered/spayed dogs and cats and $15 for unneutered/unspayed animals.
The Humane Society of The United States submitted testimony against the bill. Public compliance with cat licensing is low and the licensing fee could lead to more community cats being euthanized, said Annie Hornish, the human society’s Connecticut senior state director.
But, but, those politicians need money because CORRUPTOCRATS!
Marxifornication strikes again
Simply put, the government of California is out of control. In total, the state added 1,016 new laws to the books in 2019, including a silly “straw ban,” intrusive requirements for children’s menus and yet another minimum wage increase. At virtually every level of Californians’ lives, state policymakers are ready to step in and interfere. From the cradle to the grave.
Now it seems the new governor, Gavin Newsom, is anxious to make his own contribution to the ever-expanding role of government in our lives by taxing some of our most basic necessities in an unprecedented power grab.
In his ineffable wisdom, the newly elected governor has proposed a statewide tax on, of all things, California’s drinking water. Newsom plans to dedicate the new tax revenues to programs to help communities clean up contaminated water sites. Improving the quality of drinking water may be a worthy goal, but the water tax proposal is a case study in the failures of progressive policymaking.
Nuclear Grade Stupidity!
Why the heck not, they tax everything else. Expect the idiots running Cali into the ground to pursue taxing taxes soon
The bills include a ban on “Big Gulp”-style sodas, warning labels and a prohibition on displaying sugary drinks in the grocery checkout aisle. They reflect a long-standing legislative push to address concerns over the health effects of sugar on young people, as well as Democratic lawmakers’ lingering anger over the soda industry’s political maneuvering.
“We have an incredible public health crisis. Obesity and diabetes are at alarming rates, driven by the deception of Big Soda,” said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco. “And certainly what happened last year didn’t help.”
Yes, I am sure MORE taxes, will fix it. i am sure those dollars will help. Help politicians to get richer
Is there anything the Leftists running California will not tax? Apparently not! How about a tax on texts?
The cabal of nitwits that passes for Californey’s government is at it again, this time proposing to tax text messages. Yes, really. Excerpt:
Why do people call California “Taxifornia”? Here’s one reason: California regulators wanted to tax cellphone text messages. They were even considering making the tax retroactive. It just shows there’s nothing in California that can’t be taxed.
As always, the state government had what it believed is a good reason for imposing the tax: It would subsidize phone service for low-income Californians. And it suggested that the tax is so small — “just” $44.5 million a year — that cellphone users wouldn’t even notice it.
California has turned the richest state in the union, and once a middle-class haven, into a state with the most poor people and fully a third of all the nation’s welfare recipients. Now middle-class Californians are fleeing. Pretty soon no one will be left to pay for “low-income Californians.”
The California Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) dropped its plan to vote on the measure in January, but only after the Federal Communications Commission ruled that text messages can’t be taxed as a telecom service. Nevertheless, the PUC will soon need money. Why? Its spending on the so-called Public Purpose Program budget has soared from $670 million in 2011 to $998 million in 2017, a 49% increase.
Give these morons time and they will propose taxing the taxes Californians pay.
Taxing tap water?
Never short on ideas for things to tax, lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a tax on tap water.
The proposal is being floated by State Sen. Bob Smith D-Middlesex, who is trying to say it’s not actually a tax but a ‘user fee’.
“It is a user fee based on volume,” Smith told Fox 5’s Chasing New Jersey.
A “user fee” Isn’t that what water bills are?
It would add 10 cents for every 1,000 gallons of water a home uses. Smith says that will only add $32 a year to the “average” water bill.
Sure, it is only $32 of someone else’s money you little statist