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But at least you can shoot up, pitch a filthy tent and spread your feces wherever you want.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-13 03:26 PM | Reply

Good time to suspend the high regressive gas taxes in California, which are going up...again, on July 1st.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-13 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gas tax in CA is a joke compare to how expensive gas in general is becoming under Trump.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-13 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

California Is Approaching $4 Gasoline, But It Has Only Itself To Blame

California consistently has some of the highest gasoline prices in the the United States, and a newly instituted 12 cent per gallon gasoline tax isn't helping. California also has some of the most stringent regulations for its gasoline in the nation. In practice, this means very few refineries are willing to produce gasoline for that state.

www.forbes.com

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-13 05:10 PM | Reply

"In practice, this means very few refineries are willing to produce gasoline for that state."

Unless CA has regular gasoline shortages, this is a partisan interpretation. CA doesn't have regular gasoline shortages.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-13 05:13 PM | Reply

Gasoline in California is higher because it's reformulated to burn cleaner and produce less emissions.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-13 05:26 PM | Reply

#6

In part, but mostly because we have, by far, the highest gasoline taxes in the lower 48.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-13 07:09 PM | Reply

Is that the first time that happened?

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-13 07:23 PM | Reply

I'm afraid not sniper, a long time before you were born gas prices for even higher under Bush.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-13 11:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

CA doesn't have regular gasoline shortages.

Define "regular" and "shortages"

Since 2015 California (Torrance ref) prices have stopped tracking national averages.

California usage is on the rise, as population increases, again faster than the nation.

Its a tight market because its not price sensitive in "wealthy" areas that are consuming the most. But they aren't producing as much relative to useage.

Again California is Elysium, you just live in the wealthy side of the tracks.

this is a partisan interpretation.

Not really ... its only seems partisan because it doesn't fit your narrative.

#7 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER
True ....

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 12:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

$2.75 - $3.00 where I live.

I wonder why little donnie dollhands isn't tweeting about how he lowered gas prices anymore..

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-04-14 10:43 AM | Reply

I'm afraid not sniper, a long time before you were born gas prices for even higher under Bush.

#9 | Posted by Tor

That cannot be true........... Libs are raising so much stink about that now and the dollar today isn't as valuable as it was while bush was pres.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-14 12:21 PM | Reply

I wonder why our Great President,(sic) isn't tweeting about how he lowered gas prices anymore..
#11 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

He is't responsible for the taxes and government regulation that is causing the rise?

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 12:27 PM | Reply

#13

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Do you think it's just luck that gas prices are so low, and falling? Low gas prices are like another Tax Cut!
3:39 PM · Jan 1, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

Is your point that Donnie Rump is responsible for lower gas prices, but not for higher gas prices?

Or is he really not responsible for anything, but chooses what he wants to take credit for?

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 12:49 PM | Reply

FYI: Here's the 'tax factor'

Along with the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents, Californians now pay 58.2 cents in excise taxes per gallon. Like all other states with sales taxes, California "taxes the tax" by applying the combined local and state sales tax, which ranges from 7.25 to 9.75 percent, on top of the gasoline tax.Jan 14, 2018
California's Soaring Gas Taxes Aren't Even Going to the Roads ...
fee.org

#15 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-14 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Or is he really not responsible for anything, but chooses what he wants to take credit for?
#14 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

That statement covers the Presidents in my lifetime. The parties would have us believe otherwise.

#16 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2019-04-14 01:58 PM | Reply

#15

For those of you allergic to facts or math, in LA we pay 83.87 cents per gallon in taxes.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:09 PM | Reply

in LA we pay 83.87 cents per gallon in taxes.

Thanks, Obama.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:10 PM | Reply

Going up 6 cents a gallon on July 1st, just in time for summer. Thanks Moonbeam and Moonbeam Jr.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 02:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#18

That was an incredibly DRtarded deflection.

Well done, I guess.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:20 PM | Reply

He is't responsible for the taxes and government regulation that is causing the rise?

#13 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Are these recent developments since he, personally, lowered the price a few months ago?

#21 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-04-14 02:29 PM | Reply

...in LA we pay 83.87 cents per gallon in taxes.

It's 99 cents in BC.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-14 02:32 PM | Reply

#22

That's what I heard, so I guess I feel a little better when I fill my tank.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-14 02:35 PM | Reply

That was an incredibly DRtarded deflection.
Well done, I guess.
#20 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

What happened? Underwear getting so bunched up you can't enjoy a joke?

Good grief.

What a shhtty day you must be having.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-14 02:37 PM | Reply

Here in Louisiana:

Louisianans currently pay 38.4 cents per gallon in state and federal taxes, including 20 cents in state charges. The state has a reported backlog of $12.7 billion in road and bridge needs.Nov 26, 2018
Coalition to fix roads wants permanent gas tax hikes | Louisiana ...
www.watchdog.org

#25 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-04-14 02:53 PM | Reply

I expect gas prices in Cali to plummet once the high-speed rail is up and running and private auto use drops to near zero. The I-5 will look like an empty parking lot.

#26 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-04-14 03:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Seema that the governments doubble dip and some tripple dip. Tax at the well head and then tax again at the pump, not to mentioin the sales tax on all petroleum sales.

www.ncsl.org

#27 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-14 03:23 PM | Reply

SNIPER

Don't drive on a freeway or U.S. route. Gas taxes fund their construction and maintenance.

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-04-14 03:36 PM | Reply

Going up 6 cents a gallon on July 1st, just in time for summer. Thanks Moonbeam and Moonbeam Jr.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-14 02:11 PM |

Up $.60/gal in the last month due to annual "refinery maintenance". Happens every year this time of year.

#29 | Posted by morris at 2019-04-14 05:11 PM | Reply

The price of gas was $2.29/gal,locally, the day Il Douche' was inaugurated. $3.50 today. Taking into account the $.12 rise with the last gas tax increase,that's still a $1.09/gal increase under the Great Dealmaker with the per gallon price of oil down over that time. We are being systematically screwed by the fossil fuel industry.

#30 | Posted by morris at 2019-04-14 05:23 PM | Reply

Gas taxes fund their construction and maintenance.

Not all of it. ...

Imagine at one time it funded construction of the system, now it can't even fund repairs.

Ten Years of Highway Trust Fund Bankruptcy: Why Did It Happen, and What Have We Learned?
www.enotrans.org

#27 | POSTED BY SNIPER
Government makes more profit off carbon based fuels than the companies that supply it.

Don't drive on a freeway or U.S. route. Gas taxes fund their construction and maintenance.
#28 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Should EV cars be allowed to drive on the Freeway?

#31 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 05:30 PM | Reply

We are being systematically screwed by the fossil fuel industry.

You must be kidding ...

Cost adjusted to inflation remains pretty close the same.
inflationdata.com

Whereas College tuition.
https://www.marketwatch.com/graphics/college-debt-now-and-then/

Almost anything the government gets its hands in, the cost outpaces inflation.

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 05:35 PM | Reply

Imagine at one time it funded construction of the system, now it can't even fund repairs.

- Makris

I thought Trump was going to MAGA.

#33 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-04-14 09:11 PM | Reply

I thought Trump was going to MAGA.

#33 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

The debacle to the the fund happened 10 years ago, can't you read?

Trump is doing the best he can, didn't you see Tiger win today ...

Obama's America vs Trumps America
pbs.twimg.com

#34 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 09:57 PM | Reply

nationalize it.

#35 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-15 12:55 AM | Reply

"Define "regular" and "shortages"'

Ones that make the national news...on a "regular" basis.

"its only seems partisan because it doesn't fit your narrative."

On the contrary: no one on these blogs has been aware of systemic, near-constant shortages. Clearly, enough refineries are willing to make enough gas for CA to get enough.

Making a claim to the negative is partisan, pure and simple. It seems it's YOUR narrative which doesn't fit.

But feel free to prove me wrong: post a half-dozen stories detailing the long lines due to a gas shortage...you know, since some refineries won't make CA gas....

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-15 03:09 PM | Reply

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