New Report Shows Gas Tax Will Cost California Families At Least $779.28 More Per Year

Between the cost of gas, car registrations, and the cost of goods/shipping, everyday Californians will suffer

A new report released today by Reform California shows the depth of impact the Gas and Car Tax will have on everyday families across California. (READ REPORT HERE)

California politicians are misrepresenting the true cost of living impact that will result from their car and gas tax hikes that started going into effect November 1, 2017. Worse, California media has failed to properly report on the cost increases.

Cost of fuel increase: $405 / year
Cost of vehicle registration: $250 / year
Cost of shipping and goods: $124.28 / year in food alone

“Sacramento politicians have been trying to hide the true financial impact of their costly gas and car tax hikes, but this new study shows the real burden the typical California family will have to bear,” said Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California and a leader of the initiative to repeal the Gas Tax. “While Californians are struggling to make ends meet, Sacramento politicians are doing nothing to fix the cost of living challenges that many face – and instead making it harder for Californians to get by,” DeMaio concluded.

Facts about this massive hike:

-On November 1, 2017, Californians became subject to an additional tax of 12.5 cents more per gallon (20 cents more for diesel) at the pump – and hundreds of dollars more per year for their car registration.

-The typical family of four will pay $779.28 more per year because of the gas and car tax hikes. The tax also hits business owners who rely on transporting goods, raising the cost of everything from apples to shipping baby diapers.

-For every $1 on average spent by the other 49 states to maintain a mile of highway, it costs California state bureaucrats $4.7 – a whopping 470% cost inflation due to waste and inefficiency.

-The tax revenue goes into the state’s General Fund, meaning there’s zero guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation “fixes” they claim will happen.  In fact, only 20% of the gas tax in recent years has gone to roads projects.  Most of the money is diverted to transit, bike lanes, park land acquisition, and general support of the state’s large bureaucracy.