In response to the Feb. 9 front page article in The Bee about Gov. Brown wanting to raise taxes on gasoline: He is thinking of doing this because we have finally gotten a break on the price at the pump.
The members of the administration need to print how much is collected and where the money is currently spent now. It is used for reasons other than repairing roads, bridges and potholes. They should not be able to raise taxes on anything until they spend wisely what that have already collected. I see how all of the unions are jumping in on the new fuel tax saying, yes, let’s fix the roads with yet another tax.
Article XIX of the California constitution says the state general fund is authorized to borrow funds from the state highway account, depending on the state economy. Herein lies the problem: taxation without representation, no accountability.
Let’s not let them get away with this. We balance our budgets, and so should they.