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Now they want to tax water. What's next - air?

By Hugolas_Madurez following x   2019 Jan 16, 4:01pm 718 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


In order to help disadvantaged communities obtain safe and affordable drinking water, California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a new statewide water tax.

https://m.sfgate.com/politics/article/Gavin-Newsom-drinking-water-tax-budget-2019-detail-13527647.php

"Safe and affordable". How fucking cute.
1   cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 16, 5:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"According to the report, the majority of Californians that lack safe drinking water live in the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert."

OK, well there's your problem. These are arid locales with very limited local sources of water. This is why they ought not support large populations. This is why their water is more expensive.

So if you want to live in these areas, expect to pay more for water. But guess what? You'll pay so, so much less for land (housing) in these places, too. Choose your own adventure.

If I lived in Mojave area of California, I'd want reliable access to booze, not water, to salve the pain of living in such a dreary, sun blasted hellscape. And I've lived years in Arizona. It's that depressing.
2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 16, 5:42pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How cute. Moonbeam Jr. is already proposing new taxes to squander! Give him a rattle.
3   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 16, 6:52pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You wanna live in the desert? Get used to having water be an issue you have to deal with. Somehow everyone who lived in the Mojave soldiered on before Gavin Fucking Newsome.
4   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 16, 7:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DASKAA says
Now they want to tax water. What's next - air?

sunlight or window tax.

When letting in sunshine could cost you money.

First imposed in England in 1696, Window Tax was repealed in 1851 after campaigners argued that it was a 'tax on health', and a 'tax on light and air', as well as being an unequal tax with the greatest burden on the middle and lower classes.

Originally introduced to make up for losses caused by clipping of coinage during the reign of William III, the tax was based on the number of windows in a house.

It was a banded tax. For instance, in 1747 for a house with ten to fourteen windows, the tax stood at 6d. per window, fifteen to nineteen windows, 9d., and exceeding twenty or more, 1s.. The tax was raised six times between 1747 and 1808. By then the lowest band started at six windows. This was raised in 1825 to eight windows.

http://www.historyhouse.co.uk/articles/window_tax.html
5   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Jan 16, 7:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

He’s an asshole.
6   d6rB   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 16, 7:28pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayneIndiana says
He’s an asshole.

"Elections have consequences"
Citizens of CA now can reap benefits of their progressiveness.
7   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 16, 7:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I love how this tax is super regressive and hurts the poor people the most! Just like the gas tax. Fabulous!
I wanna stick it hard to the poor who vote Democrat, just to show them what they’ll be getting.
8   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Jan 16, 7:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
I love how this tax is super regressive and hurts the poor people the most! Just like the gas tax. Fabulous!
I wanna stick it hard to the poor who vote Democrat, just to show them what they’ll be getting.


Except they won't understand what hit them and will vote for even more shit next time.
9   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 17, 8:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

True. Most poor people are stupid or lazy. Too stupid to understand how to vote and too lazy to find out.
10   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2019 Jan 17, 8:36am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

History will call it Genocide of Socialists and Globalists worldwide but those that remember will call it a just revolt.
11   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 17, 9:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I guess that can't have a rain tax in CA like we have on Maryland, since they have no rain.
12   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (4)   2019 Jan 17, 9:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx says
I guess that can't have a rain tax in CA like we have on Maryland, since they have no rain.


Wut? Rain tax? Tell us more!

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