Government math, or something:
California Governor’s Highway Plan Includes $65 Driver Fee
More than two months after calling a special session to address California’s transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.
A one-page “transportation package” released Thursday calls for $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. The $65 charge would generate $2 billion a year, (emphasis added-cb)
So Kali has a population of just over 37 million, with 29.6 million 16yo and up.
2 billion divided by 65 is 30,769,230. Even if every single person in the state 16 and over has a driver’s license (which strikes me as unlikely), they still don’t have enough people to meet Moonbeam’s projection.
And that doesn’t count the next batch of tax-refugees who will flee the state if this goes.
Either the guy can’t do math (he’s a politician; the possibility isn’t merely on the table, but nailed, stapled, and superglued to the table), or someone needs to investigate the DMV for fraudulent license issue. Not that the two possibilities are mutually exclusive.
They also agree the state can’t keep relying on a gas tax that hasn’t been increased in 20 years and lets thousands of electric car drivers off the hook (emphasis added-cb) for maintaining the roads they drive on.
I seem to recall one or two people, somewhat smarter than a Kali politician, pointing that out when they adopted their dumbass, pollution-exporting zero-emission rules.