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No oil tax hike a good thing

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From page A11 | August 06, 2014 |

Almost every year, the Legislature proposes another oil tax, and it fails. There’s good reason, too. Average California families, like mine, can’t afford to bear the burden of higher oil taxes.

If the Legislature were to pass another oil tax, that could mean higher prices at the pump and higher transportation costs for nearly everything we purchase, food included.

The Legislature should focus on getting our economy back on the pathway to success and helping their constituents find jobs. Proposals like these are backward and will harm California families that are just trying to get by.

Rafael Mendoza

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • Bob LivesayAugust 01, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    They should levy a tax on the electric cars. They use the hiways and do mot conttribute to their upkeep.. No gas tax on electricity. So as you see they use the roads for free. Tax them on licence renewal time at say $2,000 ayear.

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  • Registration taxAugust 06, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    Bob, I believe Washington state and a couple others already do that, although not the amount you want. Oregon and the feds are also looking at a mileage tax, so when you fill up or when you renew registration, your miles will be added to the bill.

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  • Bob LivesayAugust 06, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    I do like the flat amount on E-cars just like the flat amount on all others regardless of how many miles you drive. I think it is much easier all though it might not be as equal as miles. But its the vechicle we are taxing not the miles. e-cars will tend to drive more miles because there is no gas/tax so hit them hard. No problem with e-cars but remember they are subsidized already so lets get some of it back. You want to save the eath. Pay for it.

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  • rlw895August 06, 2014 - 8:04 am

    The writer is confusing the gas tax with an oil severance tax. California's oil severance tax is way too low. Texas's isn't, and that's how they keep other taxes low. Don't even mention Alaska.

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  • Dave ShreeveAugust 06, 2014 - 9:40 am

    Raise the oil severance tax and see how much gas prices go up. Any increase in cost of doing business will always be passed on to the consumer.

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  • rlw895August 06, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Good point. Let's see if there is any analysis of what raising the oil severance tax in California would do to gasoline prices in California. You realize of course that most of our gasoline doesn't come from California oil?

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  • rlw895 http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/03/07/would-oil-tax-raise-price-of-gas.html?page=allAugust 06, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Here's a link. I tend to believe the professors rather than the oil industry spokesmen.

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  • JBDragonAugust 06, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    We also use special formulated Gas here in CA. that's not used anywhere else that makes our gas cost more then everywhere else. When a refinery here goes down, costs shoot up because we can't just get gas out of state for example.

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