Sacramento has turned its back on the Forgotten Taxpayer!
It Will Never Be Enough!
Government will be back asking for more in nine years!
Citizens In a recent poll said they do not trust Government to spend their tax $$ as it said it would!
Taxpayers need to provide tough love by saying NO ON J!
As it is, only 20 cents out of every transportation tax dollar that you pay actually hits the pavement.
1/2% Sales Tax Measure J • July 12, 2016 • Board of Supervisors Meeting
CCTA President Andrea Seastrand
Chairwoman Supervisor Lynn Compton
Supervisor Debbie Arnold
Letter From President Andrea Seastrand
Dear Supporters and Friends of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association,
Do you recall The Beatles singing their 1966 hit, The Taxman?
Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet
Well, I recall that hit, however, haven’t heard about the State taxing our ‘seat or feet’ as yet! But, there are now 17 state initiatives (several are tax initiatives) slated to be on the November ballot, and more are expected to be placed on the ballot by the State Legislature in the coming months…and don’t forget those possible local tax initiatives.
Join CCTA in saying NO to the proposed Self-Help County 1/2 Percent Sales Tax.
Central Coast Taxpayers Association
CCTA Says ➢ Vote No On Measure J
Argument Against Measure J-16
Instead of fixing our roads, Sacramento politicians have taken our local gas tax dollars, as well as other transportation funds, and carelessly spent those dollars on failed programs and bureaucracies. Sacramento politicians have a spending problem not a revenue problem. They want you, the forgotten and overburdened taxpayer, to pay yet again.
California is ranked 44th in road condition, making it one of worst in the nation. Yet Sacramento politicians have still not made transportation spending a priority. A State Senate report recently stated that 68% of California roads are in poor or nearly poor condition. The report also stated the total cost for currently unfunded repairs will be roughly $135 billion in the coming decade.
Nonetheless, billions of taxpayer dollars continue to be wasted on programs such as the high-speed rail project — now estimated to cost over $100 billion. Rather than spending these taxpaying dollars on repairing our crumbling roads, Sacramento politicians are asking you and me to foot the bill.
Caltrans is bloated bureaucracy at its worst. Currently, the department is overstaffed by 3,300 architects and engineers that cost roughly $470 million per year. Caltrans’ financial books are in such disarray that they have not been auditable to the satisfaction of the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the State Auditor. But, instead of cleaning up and streamlining this failed bureaucracy, Sacramento politicians are simply asking us to pay more.
Another tax increase is not the solution to our problem. Sacramento politicians need to prioritize spending, cut the waste and bureaucracy, and fix our roads. They need ‘to feel the heat’ of you, the forgotten taxpayer, in order to understand. VOTE NO ON MEASURE J.
CCTA Says ➢ Vote No On Measure J
Rebuttal Against Favor Argument on Measure J-16
San Luis Obispo County taxpayers cannot count on the Governor, State Legislature, nor County Board of Supervisors to make transportation infrastructure a major priority. They haven’t! Most cities within this county have a sales tax for transportation, and now all levels of government are asking you to vote for an additional county sales tax, even though the already high state taxes and fees designated for transportation have been diverted to the state general fund for bullet trains, public pensions and the bloated, inefficient Caltrans.
California’s current per gallon gasoline tax, vehicle registration tax, driver’s license fees, vehicle license fees, greenhouse gas emissions tax, and truck weight tax are the highest in the nation, but still result in substandard road conditions. The Orange County Business Journal reports…”As it is, only 20 cents out of every transportation tax dollar that you pay actually hits the pavement.” Why let the Sacramento and local politicians off the hook, then add insult to injury by asking you to pay again?
The solution is not more taxes, but it’s putting rigorous state safeguards in place to ensure the money collected for transportation goes to fix our roads. Those cheerleading for the sales tax are the very ones who will benefit through lucrative contracts, while you, the forgotten taxpayer, will pay 225 million dollars over nine years. Like that famous movie quote, “I’ll be back!”, they will be back asking for more in nine years. Taxpayers need to provide tough love by saying NO ON J!
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Another View of The Transportation Sales Tax Hike
August 12, 2016 (Click Photo for article)
OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE
Central Coast Taxpayers Association No on Measure J-16 Committee – FPPC ID # 1389257.
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