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View Poll Results: How will you vote on Prop 6?
Yes 50 61.73%
No 31 38.27%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Surely the 5th largest economy in the world can handle it, besides, we have a few billion in surplus funds.
That's what we keep hearing.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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So what did you do to the poor bastard? That dude is off his rockers.
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U almost seem like a Trump supporter and racist liar like ur boy jm1982....You can’t be that stupid to not know that racist liars like ur friend jm need to be off the forums.
You two are alike...
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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12 cents a gallon tax? Who notices when you’re paying $3.50+ for fuel? If you can’t afford 12 cents a gallon tax then either drive less, like 3 miles less per week or buy a car that gets 1 mpg better gas mileage.

Voting No.

IMO the feds should increase their gas tax to finance infrastuce. 5 cents. The high cost of fuel is not a tax issue. It’s an oil company issue.
I'm joining you in voting NO.

I agree that the high cost of fuel is not primarily caused by taxes, but taxes are an easy target by an angry, auto-oriented public, many of whom think California is the highest gas tax state, which it isn't.

Greedy oil companies and their investors keep the fuel prices high and then fund campaigns to pander to those who seem to think it is their birthright to drive solo everywhere. The oil companies want us to sacrifice our natural resources in California so that they may extract more oil, in order for the oil companies to profit even more. That's just wrong. But what do they care? They make no sacrifices, yet reap all the benefits.

The demand for fuel, exacerbated by heavy, fuel-hungry vehicles and drivers who refuse to carpool or to use public transit even occasionally, plays a much bigger roll in gas prices than taxes do. If demand for fuel goes down, the prices will follow.

Higher fuel prices affect those that drive the most. That is as it should be.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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Like hard working low income people and small business owners , sole proprietor landscapers and contractors- many immigrants - stick it to em and give the money to the rich chp and caltrans folks and more elitists eh !
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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Roads are being repaved in my town, also. And, on the side of the street you occasionally see a big sign that says it's being paid for with money from the gas tax. I guess it's one way to show the money isn't being wasted. Actually, it's the best way.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Their spending your gas tax money on those signs.
Remember this additional gas tax and registration cost is for the rest of your life.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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let's try managing the $$$$$ you're already raking in before asking for more. I don't appreciate the tactics used to sign this into law with only a stroke of the self-annoited king's pen, I don't appreciate the obfuscated way it is written, and I especially don't appreciate the scare tactics they're using to get people to vote no. that is sick what does Jerry Brown think? that we're all poor uneducated immigrants who are solely dependent upon the state government? He wished! PLEASE tell Jerry Brown where to stick it and vote YES ON 6 to repeal the tax.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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So how are we going to pay for the roads if we repeal this? If all the money goes to road repairs I am perfectly fine with this.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:40 AM
 
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So how are we going to pay for the roads if we repeal this? If all the money goes to road repairs I am perfectly fine with this.
answer: We, the people are going to demand proper use/management of existing funds. There's a whole lot of money grubbers who want to throw tax dollars at things other than what we really need. For example, the high-speed train to nowhere. Another, the continuation of mega-pensions. Trust me, the list is long because they all have something other than roads and bridges they want our money for. Not to mention the underhanded way Brown slipped it through without voter approval. That alone should be enough to say YES on 6. What's wrong with people who think this is okay?


Enough is enough.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Their spending your gas tax money on those signs.
Remember this additional gas tax and registration cost is for the rest of your life.
No, they're spending your gas tax money, since you are the car enthusiast who drives 3 cars, as you have said here on C-D.

Those who drive the most, use the most fuel and roads should pay the most, don't you think?
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