Sacramento area state elected official, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, seems to be one of the few in the Capitol who grasps the fact that Californians are bleeding to death by a thousand cuts – a tax here, a fee here and some more taxes and fees. When you add all of it together, it becomes real money and a devastating cost to a family budget.
The latest fee – another housing cost. From the Sacramento Bee:
“I’m hearing from my constituents, and they’re tired of being over-taxed. People are pissed off,” Cooper said. “They’re paying more for gas already and it’s going to go up again… We have to address housing, but at the end of the day, people still got to put gas in their cars and put food on the table.”
“They want all these fees and taxes,” said Assemblyman Jim Cooper, a moderate Democrat from Elk Grove, referring to a real estate fee sought by Atkins following a gas tax increase earlier this year to pay for road repairs, and the July extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program – also expected to raise the price of gas.
It’s more than a little perplexing that our state politicians keep robbing the average citizen’s income in the name of trying to make their lives better. Ridiculous.