California’s New Governor Wants to Tax Your Water
Article from Town Hall Leah Barkoukis.
Coming from the state that wanted to tax conversations, it shouldn’t be surprising that another preposterous idea has made its way into the 2019-2020 budget: taxing drinking water.
The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, has proposed a statewide water tax that would create a “safe and affordable drinking water fund [that would] enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water.”
This isn’t the first time a tax on water has been proposed—a similar measure, which would have imposed an $11.40 per year tax on California residents, was sought by former Gov. Jerry Brown last year but was unable to get enough support in the legislature.
The Legislature scrapped the idea after protests from some segments of the agricultural community and the Association of California Water Agencies, which represents more than 400 water districts. It became clear that the proposal would have trouble it was proving increasingly difficult to secure the two-thirds super-majority needed to impose a new tax. Former Gov. Jerry Brown tried to resurrect the program last fall as a voluntary tax, but that died in the Legislature as well. (The Sacramento Bee)
Read the entire article at Town Hall.
Confirming once again that old adage: When looneyeffin liberals get into positions of authority, strange stuff happens.
You have to remember that it is Loony Left Liberals who vote this idiots in. Let them reap what they sow. Maybe $500 per person may wake them up.
Low life “fatherless” ‘astards, politicians want some other way to pay for Their ILLEGAL ALIEN Base—-The Citizens of California are “sick of it”.
B.S. The Citizens of California arent sick of it, they are sick in the head for voting for all the Loons and Policies of the Left. You get what you vote for, enjoy it.
I live in the Tahoe National Forrest on the California side. Of course, we have a well and other rural necessities. They wanted to put meters on our wells. Our local sheriff said he was not going to enforce it. I’m about the only guy out here who is not a grower and if the State thought they could effectively come on our land and put meters on our wells, they were badly mistaken. There are actually some non-communists in CA!!!
WOW ! You mean there’s one. California the State of LOONS.
Air is next
” No way Jose” Gavin lost out on taxing texting so now he switches to a water tax. Enough is enough. You people who voted for another big spending liberal will now face the music