Sacramento Update

#LorenaGonzalez targets drinkers for tax increase

After Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed their bills last year to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from sales taxes, citing the cost to state and local revenues, Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez and Cristina Garcia went looking for a way to pay for the measures.

Their solution: Raise the excise tax on distributors of hard alcohol when they buy their product from manufacturers, which hasn’t increased since 1991.

Their bill would raise the liquor tax by about a third – to $4.50 from $3.30 per gallon – which they said equates to less than 2 cents per drink.

Why pick on drinkers? If the tax is so great, why not make everyone pay it? Maybe it isn’t so great after all.

Read the whole story in the Sacramento Bee

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  1. So the welfare parasites would get MORE FREEBIES paid for by somebody else. Is Kaly starting to look like Venezuela with it’s massive taxes, failing roads, dying pension sytem and brain dead democrat legislators who can’t stop finding ways to get the parasites completely hooked on and under government control.. At some point in the near future.. like ALL socialist run governments.. it collapse on it own from sheer incompetence. Why not have the welfare parasites learn personal RESPONSIBILITY . DemoRATS just think that all of us are stupid and can’t take care of ourselves without them sticking their collective RED noses into our lives and running them.

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