Sunday, January 13, 2019

Comparing hot rocks with limousines

The new gov of California took his cabinet on a tour of Central Valley. Gov. Gavin Newsome is pushing a drinking water tax to pay for “safe and affordable drinking water.”

That’s right. Californians who want clean water would pay not only income taxes, sales taxes and whatever else the legislature has given them, as well as a tax on the water they use for drinking, cooking and bathing. Gavin’s proposal is 95 cents a month, not much until you consider what can be imposed can be raised. And what about downtrodden Californians who can’t afford a water tax? I’m certain money can be found in other ways, maybe a surcharge to the tax, or a volume tax.

While in Central Valley, Newsome said, he and his cabinet “met with residents who cannot drink or bathe with the water in their homes — while paying more for it than those in Beverly Hills.”

If the governor truly believes a gallon-for-gallon comparasion of water in agricultural Central Valley vs Beverly Hills is logical or accurate, he needs to resign his office and go back to school.

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