Tuesday, August 05, 2008

When Has a CA Sales Tax Increase Ever Been "Temporary"?

It always turns out there is some pressing reason to maintain the "temporary" sales tax increase at its current level, or to raise it even higher.

If Governor Schwarzenegger rescinds his pledge not to raise taxes, L.A. County will be looking at a possible sales tax rate of just under 10%, with Orange County just under 9%.

This will certainly not help the economy. All it does is "help" legislators to continue spending too much money. Things are rocky enough for all of us now without seeing more of our incomes swallowed up by the state.

Republican Assemblyman Chuck Devore: "You're talking about raising the cost of living on working Californians at precisely the time inflation is beginning to raise its ugly head. The last thing that hardworking Californians need right now is, in effect, an increase to their cost of living by making everything they purchase, with the exception of food and medicine, more expensive."


Blogger Missy said...

On July 1 of this year, sales tax went up to 10.25% in Chicago and 10% in my suburb. Nope, not kidding. Highest in the country. It's awful. It varies from county to county and city to city. I avoid both my town and Chicago.

Missy http://missyisms.typepad.com

9:48 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

When I heard the word "temporary" on the radio this morning my first reaction was a loud guffaw and then a "yea, right".

9:48 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That's absolute economic/tax insanity, Missy. You have my sympathy! We may soon be joining you in your tax misery...

Best wishes,

9:50 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

I heard Chuck Devore on the radio this afternoon. If only we could clone him. Why is sound reason and logic such an anathema to the left in Cali?

6:13 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

NY is so good at spending money and raising taxes. They also like to micro-legislate...I believe we will one day be told how many toilet paper squares we are allowed per potty visit and how many squirts of dish soap we will be allowed per sink full of dishes...with an additional tax accompanying said rules to pay for enforcement!

4:09 AM  

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