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California Governor Proposes Tax on Water

Posted by M. C. on January 15, 2019

Taxing water to make it more affordable. This guy could be more dangerous than Bill DiBlasio.
If the guv ever hears about past attempts to buy Great Lakes water, look out Erie.
CA drains dry anything it can get it’s hands on. To the detriment of it’s surroundings.
As a friend once said about CA and the desert it inhabits, there is plenty of water, just too many people.
Here is an idea, let’s open the border and massively increase the strain.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2019/01/california-governor-proposes-tax-on.html

There was never any question that the new California governor, lefty Gavin Newsom, would propose some nutty programs during his reign but, in the first few days of his administration, he is certainly trying to outdo expectations of how wacko he would get.

His just-released budget, titled “California for All,” calls drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The budget includes short-term measures to bring immediate relief to communities without safe drinking water and also proposes an ongoing sustainable funding source to address this problem into the future.”

This is unadulterated central planning for the type of “problem” that the free market solves on a daily basis. (Note: I outlined how private sector water would work in: Dear Fellow Health Club Member, Please Leave Me the Hell Alone: An economic analysis of the water “shortage)

Specifically, he wants new taxes on water, fertilizer and dairy to provide this “fundamental right.”

From the budget:

 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund—Establish a new special fund, with a dedicated funding source from new water, fertilizer, and dairy fees, to enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water.

RW

Be seeing you
water crisis

Solution: Open the borders to anything with a pulse.

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One Response to “California Governor Proposes Tax on Water”

  1. Kenneth T. said

    Ummm… yeah. Tax that which is necessary for life.
    Let’s see how that will work out.

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