Despite the fact that every statewide elected office is now held by a Democrat, a record number of Californians polled by the Public Policy Institute of California now say they now pay too much in taxes.
Just last year voters approved Prop 30, a regressive tax that hits the working poor hardest, and California voters elected a supermajority of Democrats to the CA Senate and Assembly.
Californians now pay the highest income tax rates, the highest sales tax rates, and the highest gasoline tax rates in the 50 states.
Why are California voters now complaining?
Maybe it is because they are starting to realize what they are getting in 'return' on the 'investments' (the Democrats favorite word for new taxes).
We get a new Bay Bridge that is already rusting. Along with that we have many very poor quality roads all around the state Web Link
Maybe it is because our schools are some of the worst in the country Web Link
Maybe it is because the taxpayers see criminals being released from jails at a record pace Web Link
It would cause one to wonder, if we are failing in three very basic categories: schools, public safety, and roads, what are the people in Sacramento doing with all the money they collect from us?