Thursday, February 19, 2009

The California Republicans Commit Suicide

Last night, the CA GOP put a gun to their own collective heads.

Not only did Abel Maldonado cave on raising taxes, he claimed to get the gas tax increase removed. Unfortunately, it was actually a swap. He dropped the gas tax for an increase of the income tax.
Leaders also agreed to Maldonado's demand to eliminate the 12-cent additional gas tax, which was estimated to bring in $2.1 billion through June 2010, and up to a 5 percent surcharge on income tax liability. The money will be replaced with a 0.25 percent increase in the state income tax rate, federal stimulus dollars and more than $600 million in line-item vetoes.
Well, ain't that grand.

1 comment:

jrleek said...

I'd prefer the gas tax, personally. I have a choice about how much gas I use.