Calif. lawmaker may propose tripling vehicle registration fees

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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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I love Indiana. I really fit in here... Just moved here from CA in July 2012.

I had to move from Michigan to CA in 2010. To register my 2008 car (Ford Escape) in CA they charged me over $600.

Now they are talking about tripling those fees!

California, you people are NUTS. Last one out turn out the lights.

Source here dated 15 NOV 2012


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A controversial plan to raise the cost of registering your car in California could soon be in the works in Sacramento. Even with the Democrats' new supermajority, there are doubts lawmakers will be able to push through another tax.

In what could be the Democrats' first test in the new supermajority powers in the Legislature, a group called Transportation California has asked St. Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to introduce legislation to triple the vehicle license fee you pay to register your cars.

They want it to be a constitutional amendment so the money will dedicated to roads, which means voters would still have to approve it. The proposed formula is 1.35 percent of the value of the vehicle. It could raise as much as $4 billion a year for roads and public transit, both of which have been underfunded for years because of the budget crisis.

"At this point, we think it is time to step up and try to address the state highway and local street and road repair needs," said Mark Watts from Transportation California.

The car tax is a touchy subject with Californians. Their hatred of it partly led to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory as governor because he promised to repeal the law that tripled the car tax in the first place and he did the first day on the job. We couldn't find too many people at the DMV who would agree to pay more, even it means better roads.

"If you triple my tax for my car, you're just basically taking food out of my kids' mouths," said Joseph Owen, a driver.

"Yeah, that's a lot. That's two weeks of groceries for me. So definitely don't want that to happen," said Ron Lowe, a driver.

Voters just approved a temporary sales tax hike on themselves and an income tax increase on the wealthy to save public schools. The new money is expected to create a budget surplus by 2014. Pollsters say another tax measure probably wouldn't stand a chance.

"I think it would be very hard for voters, particularly if we're seeing our own revenue numbers improving, to think it's time to pass another tax," said Mark Baldassare from the Public Policy Institute of California.

While Democratic leaders often point to the repeal of tripled car tax as the start of California's budget problems, they're less than enthusiastic about restoring it.

"I've been very clear, I do not think we ought to start this year and lead off with proposing more taxes," said St. Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Senate President.

Lieu is in the Air Force Reserve and is in training this week. We're told he is fully aware of the potential backlash this tax measure could have.

(Copyright ©2012 KGO-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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California is the byproduct of outsourcing.

Hollywood took all of the money out of the state.

Tech outsourced development.

Farming was subsidized to make crops for sale elsewhere.

Etc;



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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I'm a liberal, but Ted is on crack,

I'm calling Ted and raising hell.

State Capitol, Room 5114
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Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056
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First Elected: 2011


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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Well tell him I said hello!



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by Thepump
reply to post by kawika
 


I'm a liberal, but Ted is on crack,

I'm calling Ted and raising hell.

State Capitol, Room 5114
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056
Webpage: dist28.casen.govoffice.com...


First Elected: 2011


District Office

2512 Artesia Blvd, Suite 200
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (310) 318-6994
Fax: (310) 318-6733




But as a liberal you should be thinking about all the good GOVERNMENT could do with that money. GOVERNMENT surely can spend it better than you can.

You are probably a conservative and don't even realize it.

Probably lived in Cali a bit too long?



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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But as a liberal you should be thinking about all the good GOVERNMENT could do with that money. GOVERNMENT surely can spend it better than you can.


Quite correct, you would only waste it on something foolish like food or lodging...



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by solidguy

Originally posted by Thepump
reply to post by kawika
 


I'm a liberal, but Ted is on crack,

I'm calling Ted and raising hell.

State Capitol, Room 5114
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056
Webpage: dist28.casen.govoffice.com...


First Elected: 2011


District Office

2512 Artesia Blvd, Suite 200
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (310) 318-6994
Fax: (310) 318-6733




But as a liberal you should be thinking about all the good GOVERNMENT could do with that money. GOVERNMENT surely can spend it better than you can.

You are probably a conservative and don't even realize it.

Probably lived in Cali a bit too long?


As a liberal, I think about whats good for the average guy, this will hurt the average person.

Some people forget and Ted needs to be reminded.

I can't be conservative, tried to be, it didn't stick, I am a libertarian who believes in social welfare.



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by kawika
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But as a liberal you should be thinking about all the good GOVERNMENT could do with that money. GOVERNMENT surely can spend it better than you can.


Quite correct, you would only waste it on something foolish like food or lodging...


Exactly the point.



posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Search within yourself...

Use the force,

Listen to Rush.

Rick? Is that you?
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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by kawika
reply to post by Thepump
 


Search within yourself...

Use the force,

Listen to Rush.




I do -

It won't take

It is like me telling you to listen to Obama



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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i live close enough to the border with Nevada that i can change the registration of my motor home to Nevada.
next April i will be moving within 30 miles of the border and i know how to use a Nevada corporation to hide ownership.



posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 03:08 AM
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Calif. lawmaker may propose tripling vehicle registration fees

Well, there goes a few thousand more jobs down the drain.

Businesses with vehicles will surly lay off and raise prices to offset costs.

Just the threat alone is enough to chase more companies out



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Update!


I have listened carefully to those who have contacted my office or me.



As a result, I will not be introducing the proposal. Instead, I will work with transportation stakeholders and the public next year on alternative ways to mitigate the transportation infrastructure problem.


Senate site here



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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He must have got yer message...

Nice work!



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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I used to live in Las Vegas, NV. The DMV was packed with people from CA, getting their car registered, everytime, I had to register my cars and sports bikes.



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Yup, they really sock it to ya.





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