McCarthy: I Am Confident Californians Will Repeal the Gas Tax This November McCarthy: I Am Confident Californians Will Repeal the Gas Tax This November – NTK Network

McCarthy: I Am Confident Californians Will Repeal the Gas Tax This November

“Enough is enough. I am confident Californians will make our state a better place to live by repealing the gas tax."

By NTK Staff | 06.26.2018 @2:00pm
McCarthy: I Am Confident Californians Will Repeal the Gas Tax This November

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed confidence Tuesday that Californians will vote this November to repeal the state’s controversial gas tax, saying that Californians have had enough of Democrats in Sacramento imposing “harmful regulations, taxes, and red tape” on them.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced on Monday that an initiative to repeal the gas tax, which had been passed by Democratic lawmakers led by Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) last year had qualified for the November ballot.

McCarthy has been a champion of repealing the gas tax initiative, spending a “bundle of money” to get the issue on the November ballot and led the effort to get state Sen. Josh Newman (D-CA) recalled from office in June over Newman’s vote last year to increase the state’s gas tax.

His constituents overwhelmingly voted to recall Newman from office in June, with nearly two-thirds of residents voting in favor of recalling Newman.

“Affordability is the most significant issue facing California, yet Democrats in Sacramento continue to pile on harmful regulations, taxes, and red tape. Companies like Toyota and Carl’s Jr. already have fled the state due to the overwhelming tax burden, and record numbers of Californians are moving to low-tax states like Texas, Arizona, and Nevada,” McCarthy said in a statement to NTK Network.

“California’s latest attack on working families and businesses is a tax increase on the gasoline that fills our cars and fuels our economy. Enough is enough. I am confident Californians will make our state a better place to live by repealing the gas tax.”

The gas tax is deeply unpopular in the state. According to the Sacramento Bee, “polls have consistently shown weak support for the taxes and a majority of California voters [are] prepared to repeal them.”

An analysis conducted by California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates that the state’s controversial gas tax costs the average Californian driver $750 per year in taxes and fees.

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