Everyone I meet, when they find out I’m in grad school always ask the same thing “So you’re going to stay in California after you graduate, right?” As if there is no other place in this country that you can live if you are a modeler/game designer. My answer is always the same “Not if I can find a job anywhere else.”
And here is yet one more reason to leave the state of Kalifornia behind. Not only do we have almost 10% taxes in some areas (in my neck of the woods the tax is 8.75%) but now, the governor – a 100%$ RINO who has forgotten everything about being a conservative that he once spouted off about – has gotten behind a proposal to triple the car tax for registration.
Under the agreement, GOP lawmakers — most of whom have signed anti-tax pledges — would vote to triple the vehicle tax in exchange for a ballot measure that would impose rigid limits on future state spending. Democrats and advocates for the poor say such limits would cripple government services.
Motorists’ annual fees would rise from 0.65% of the value of their vehicles to 2%. For a car or truck valued at $25,000, the increase would be $336.
Right now my wife and I have a 2005 Saturn Vue, we bought it new and have taken very good care of it, but it’s almost five years old right? Most people seem to start thinking of a new car when it gets to that age (we aren’t, we like this one just fine). I just got the registration notice for it that says with all the fees (registration fee, licence fee, county fee, smog fee…) the total for me to renew my plates is $179 bucks
$179 dollars to register a car that’s five years old. That means that if they triple it like they want to, my fee will go up to about $340 which is money I can’t afford.
I’m tired of the “Let’s help the poor” in this state when they won’t do anything about the illegals. Right now, illegal immigrants cost this state about $10.5 BILLION a year – well there’s a way to close the budget gap! As for the ‘poor’ they can have the jobs that the illegals won’t be filling. The Octomom can actually get out and do something for a change instead of her current hobby of invitrofertilzation.
California’s belief that they can tax themselves into prosperity has never worked and WILL NEVER WORK! All they have done is driven more and more companies out of the state and then raised the taxes on the ones that remained to make up the difference. This is liberalism at it’s finest and I can’t wait to leave it behind me.