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Bill restores higher vehicle tax to help cities

SACRAMENTO - New state legislation would reverse deep state budget cuts to four Riverside County cities by partially restoring a higher tax on people's vehicles.
But Republican opposition earlier this year to extending a 2009 temporary increase in vehicle license fees seemed as strong as ever Thursday, including among officials representing the four cities -- Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar -- facing insolvency.
The bill introduced Thursday would increase the annual vehicle license fee from the current 0.65 percent to 0.8 percent, beginning Jan. 1. The extra money would go to local law enforcement programs, loans related to Orange County's 1994 bankruptcy, and cities.


Added: Sep-2-2011 Occurred On: Sep-2-2011
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  • Is it just me or do Democrats just want to raise taxes to solve debt issues instead of trying to reduce spending. I am not really "into" politics but this is what I am seeing.

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    • @laserblast92
      Your vision seems pretty sharp to me. The mismanaged economy and politics of both parties is what drove me out of Calif. and to Idaho. We have a small ($179 million) budget surplus projected for 2012.

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    • @laserblast92

      To Democrats, ALL government spending, no matter how wasteful, redundant, or pointless is sacred.

      Governments should never have to tighten their belts.

      Citizens are to be treated like ATMs, except during campaign season when you pretend that taxes are a bad thing.

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  • I love how Democrats think there's just this pool of money in the private sector waiting to be taxed and put to some 'greater good' and life will actually improve if only they'd have more of our money.

    Because, we all know that government spending is GOOOOD

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  • Tax, tax, tax, that's California

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  • Better headline and story:

    Local Obamunists Seek Even Greater Destruction

    Not content with the wide swath of destruction Obama and the democrats have achieved at the federal level, state Obamunists plan to finish off the middle class with burdensome and excessive taxes. As if it isn't expensive enough to get to work, the Obamunists seek to extract even more of your hard earned dollars by increasing your vehicle taxes to give the money to one of their favorite voting blocks - SEIU members.

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  • No wonder southeastern California counties want to secede, and start a new state.

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    • @Eva_Destruction

      The special Texas secession right is a myth. It does have the right to break up into smaller states, tho.

      http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp [last paragraph]

      IMHO, all states have the right to secede, since the Articles of Confederation allow it, and these were never nullified.

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    • @Eva_Destruction

      so true Eva ..so so true

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  • Sooner or later Cali won't have anyone with a job left to tax. I guess then they'll expect the rest of the country to pony up.

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  • Cut Spending and Balance the Budget or be replaced with someone that will ! ! ! Everone else does in one way or another - - - then Our gov't. must do the same ! ! ! The gov't and the politicians work for the people - - - not the other way around ! ! !

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