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post #21 of 27
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Not too many people looked at what Arnie had going on in his platform - which I understand. It's hard to take a movie star seriously. But I put him next to Davis and all I saw was a new chance for something different standing next to an old mean crook who would never change anything.

And no it was not about "saving a few hundred bucks" it was about the difference between being able to drive and make a living for my family as the sole breadwinner - or not, period. I would not have been able to drive next year with that tax. It was just a piddlly little savings.

I am glad Arnold won and I am looking forward to seeing if he will fail or succeed.
post #22 of 27

Will Arnold roll it back?

Has Arnold said he'd roll back the licensing tax?
Just curious.
post #23 of 27
Arnie said he'd roll it back. He needs the (democratic) legislature's okay, though, so there's hope.

According to NPR today, the money from the vehicle tax funds police and fire services. So, you can save some $ on your car reg, and there will be no one to help when your house is on fire or some wacko is trying to break into your house.

My vehicle license fee this year was $49. Really, dirt cheap. I can afford to triple that. I drive a 10 year old escort wagon.

And as people have said, Pete Wilson repealed the car tax when the state ad big bucks, and it was written right into the law that if the coffers hit zero, it would bounce back up to where it had been. The state is broke. It's Pete Wilson who made this decision, not Davis. Governor-elect Groper is promising to repeal it to get votes (looks like it worked :/) but he has no clue what's involved. Actually, based on the one debate and everything else he's said, he has no clue about the whole governor thing.

People generally voted for him because he's a movie star, because the economy sucks and they think any change will be good, and because he plays action heroes who rescue people and save the day. I can't see how anyone actually voted for him based on his stands on issues, because he doesn't really have any. Join Ahnald, he'll make it all better... but no dtails, no plan.

For the record, I voted against the recall and for Camejo, same guy I voted for in the first election.

Dar, bummed in California
post #24 of 27
the san francisco chronicle is reporting this morning that a repeal of the car tax will drain counties of much-needing funding. i can afford to triple my car tax. it will only go up to about 150.00 and that is worth it....... yes, arnold has to work with a democratic legislator and that will be difficult.......I am very disappointed in the california voters. what in GOds' name were they thinking.
post #25 of 27
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Originally posted by jannan
I am very disappointed in the california voters. what in GOds' name were they thinking.
Thinking?? Aren't you giving too much credit there?
post #26 of 27
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Has Arnold said he'd roll back the licensing tax?
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I think the bigger question is...

(and this is a follow up on Dar's similiar thought)

that the shortcomings of campaign coverage in this country. It is now being reported -- and this apparently didn't take any vast amount of digging to uncover -- that as governor, Arnold S. may not be able to rescind the increase in the car tax. And I'm sure many are thinking, "Why are we hearing about this now?"

Schwarzenegger got a lot of votes from Californians (as we know, dear Oatmeal was one of many) because they were mad about the increase and because he promised to do away with it. Instead of asking him about fondeling women, wouldn't it have been nice if journalists had asked him, "Are you certain you can deliver on this campaign promise to lower auto registration fees?" Perhaps he can. Still, the promise went by without anyone wondering if it really was as simple as he made it out to be.


http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2003/...tax/index.html


Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger may have trouble keeping his promise to roll back the tripling of California's car tax, at least amid current budget woes.

Any cut in the tax would need legislative approval, and help from the Legislature isn't coming, the Senate's leader indicated earlier this week.


"The short answer is he can't do it on his own," said Floyd Shimomura, chief counsel for the state Department of Finance.

The tax, formally known as the vehicle license fee or VLF, has been around since 1936 and generates about $6 billion a year for local governments when fully levied.


link has full story
post #27 of 27
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Originally posted by trabot
It is now being reported -- and this apparently didn't take any vast amount of digging to uncover -- that as governor, Arnold S. may not be able to rescind the increase in the car tax. And I'm sure many are thinking, "Why are we hearing about this now?"
:LOL

Hoo, man, that is just a RIOT! (I can laugh, since I'm not a Californian...but, as Trabot pointed out, the rest of us in this country are hardly immune to the problem of politicians making claims that the populace credulously believe, only later to discover (as a result of fact-checking that should've been done earlier) that they were false, or outright lies).
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