Under the guise of global warming, a bill has been introduced in Sacramento that would enable Los Angeles County transit officials to increase taxes on motorists.
Remember what I said the other day, if any bill going through legislature has the word GREEN in it, prepare to open your wallet. And have a look at what this new
tax, tribute, rate, duty, support and contribution bill is called:
A “climate change mitigation and adaptation fee,”.
I nearly lol’d there for a second.
This new bill is being introduced because
“the people of the Los Angeles region have just had it when it comes to traffic and air quality,” claimed Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a Los Angeles Democrat and author of Assembly Bill 2558.”
And how much will be raised through his “climate change mitigation and adaptation fee?”
A small price for better air quality.
And what does that mean to the average Los Angeles shmuck car driver?
“the measure would cost motorists either an additional 3 percent motor fuel tax, or up to a $90 annual flat fee, based on vehicle emissions.
Peanuts. Especially when you consider that there is only one earth and we are the guardians of it.
I support this tax and now I feel better. I feel as if I did my part, now it’s up to the citizens of Los Angeles to do theirs.
I do have one small question though: What exactly is this new toolbox of extra revenues going to fix? As in, what the fuck are they going to do with this money?
Inquiring minds and all…
**I urge you to read the article, the writer of said article does a masterful job putting the councilman in his place.