No ‘mystery’ in gas taxes
Re: “Don’t investigate mystery charge, investigate gas taxes instead” [Volume 9, Issue 2 or bit.ly/2TdzCm4]
I will keep this simple, so that your diminutive intellect can understand: No citizen wishes to spend money unnecessarily. Every time I go to the gas pump, I see the amount of my purchase that is tax, and I am fine with it.
Do you know why there are underground storage tank fees? It’s because of the cost of cleanup we citizens have had to bear from old, leaking fuel tanks poisoning our ground water supplies. Do you prefer poisoning our future generations to keep your wallet fat?
Cap and trade? I grew up here in SoCal in the ’60s, when visibility was no greater than 10 miles due to smog. Again, until we emplaced measures to mitigate them, these gasses and emissions were poisoning our children’s lungs, causing cancer. Who knows what other lethal health impacts we will soon face?
Your editorial was all about mystery. Let’s explore the “mystery” of SB 1074 that you failed to illuminate. Every fuel station within a certain distance of interstates would be required to establish a toll-free number for complaints to be registered to with a $250 fine per complaint. Vehicle air and water would be required to be provided free of charge. Finally, there is also a requirement for providing restroom facilities for men and women. California recognizes non-binary genders, yet SB 1074 seeks to codify only facilities for males and females. It smells like someone took a big stinky “Knight” in there (ref: Prop 22, circa 2000).
To bring an argument about homelessness into your rant is absolutely without merit. I suppose your solution to homelessness is to give them all jobs building oil rigs in El Cajon.
Your whole tirade was about “Democrats this, and Democrats that.” Let me remind you that we live in a democracy, and “the Democrats” are there because voters put them there to take care of our precious state and its resources. Republicans’ aversion to the whole truth is nauseating.
You are not a Californian — you are an immigrant to my state. You like to point fingers. Fine, I’ll play your game, and my finger is pointing to Texas, where you’re welcome to move back to. In fact, so you don’t have to deal with the pain of the fuel taxes, I’ll buy your first tank of gas.
— Clifford Krapf, La Mesa.