Sunday, December 16, 2007

California Taxes

Just got a mailer from our state assemblyman Chuck DeVore. It asks us to give our opinion on what we would do about the states financial problems, specifically tax revenue.

Did you know?
  • 30,000 of 70,000 state vehicles are missing? These would include: Caltrans trucks, CHP cars, fire rigs and prison vehicles. Yet the state continues to purchase new ones.
  • Two separate bureaucracies collect our state taxes: Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization. Yet, the legislature has rejected every bill introduced to streamline these two agencies.
  • Costs of maintaining levees in Sacramento have risen from $300 per foot in the 80's to $5,000 per foot today. The rising cost has nothing to do with keeping citizens and homes safe. There are 1,600 miles of levees to maintain.
We are voting to:
  1. Reduce government spending by eliminating wasteful programs and consolidating duplicative bureaucracies.
  2. Reduce the deficit through spending restraint, not tax increases.
FYI, Californians pay more in taxes than in 42 other states.

What would you do?

Tell your State Legislature!

1 comment:

Chuck DeVore said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Joe.

All the best,

Chuck DeVore
State Assemblyman, 70th District