Vote to over­turn the gas tax

Manteca Bulletin - - Opinion -

Editor, Man­teca Bul­letin, I agree with Mr. Fleener Richards’ let­ter: “Time for a NorCal tax re­volt”

If tax­pay­ers will pay at­ten­tion to all the bills passed and signed by the Demo­crat­i­cally con­trolled leg­is­la­ture none of them ben­e­fits the elec­torates. The gas tax does not ben­e­fit con­sumers it takes more of our dis­posal in­come, re­duces our abil­ity to save and spend money on other more im­por­tant needs. The pas­sage of SB54 the sanc­tu­ary bill pro­tects those that are here il­le­gally. It does noth­ing to pro­tect us from those il­le­gal crim­i­nals that re­mains in Cal­i­for­nia shielded from ICE. It cre­ates a dou­ble stan­dard wherein il­le­gal im­mi­grant that com­mits are not ar­rested but get a pass and cit­i­zens get ar­rested for com­mit­ting sim­i­lar crimes. It has made Cal­i­for­nia more dan­ger­ous and a haven for il­le­gal crim­i­nals to re­main pro­tected from de­por­ta­tion by ICE. Fur­ther­more, our tax dol­lars are used to sup­port and de­fend these crim­i­nal from de­por­ta­tion by the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment that has author­ity over im­mi­gra­tion is­sues.

We did not have an op­por­tu­nity to vote on SB54 be­cause the Democrats and Gover­nor Brown shoved it down our throat. We “the cit­i­zens of Cal­i­for­nia” should have had an op­por­tu­nity to vote on that bill. Again, the only ones ben­e­fit­ing from SB54 are those that are here il­le­gally and their fam­i­lies not us Cit­i­zens that pays taxes.

As far as the gas tax bill, I en­cour­age all tax­pay­ing cit­i­zens to vote to over­turn the tax bill that goes into ef­fect Nov. 1. Demon­strate to the Gover­nor and the leg­is­la­ture that we do not agree with the in­crease in tax­a­tion. For, the record Cal­i­for­nia has the high­est gas (57.33 cents per gal­lon). Also, Cal­i­for­nia’s pay the sec­ond high­est taxes. Also, re­mem­ber that ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion fees will in­crease fur­ther erod­ing our dis­posal in­come. Dis­posal in­come money left after pay­ing bills.

Con­se­quently, it is time that Cal­i­for­nia’s vote against all tax­ing bills.

Robert L. Fen­nell Man­teca

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