Proposed drinking water tax is drivin...

Proposed drinking water tax is driving us not to drink

There are 1 comment on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Jun 12, 2018, titled Proposed drinking water tax is driving us not to drink. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

A plan to hit Californians with a first-of-its-kind statewide tax on drinking water is on ice, for now. The proposed tax would cost most Californians about $1 per month on their residential water bills.

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Solarman

Dewey, AZ

#1 Jun 12, 2018
"But on Friday, a deal to add the tax increase to a budget trailer bill fell apart. Trailer bills, also called spot bills, are blank pieces of legislation that are passed by the Legislature earlier in the session. During the semi-secret budget process, the blank bills are amended to add last-minute agreements, then quickly passed into law."

Therein lies the major problem in our representative system of government across the land. Every State of the Union and even the government at the federal level have been using ,"trailer bills", "spot bills" or sometimes "riders" are making it difficult to pass ANY bill worth its weight in sh!t. One party likes to blame the other for a bill NOT passing. One group will not allow the bill to go to vote with the amount of "trailer bills" and sundry crap infused into a bill that might just be worthy of a yes vote. IT SHOULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL to add these asinine pieces of crap pork programs, not even remotely part of the larger Legislation that is to be voted on to ANY bill. IF this "trailer trash bill" is worth anything, it should be able to stand on its own without being hidden in another unrelated piece of legislation. The OTHER favorite practice in Commiefornia is the bait and switch. When the Legislature or Governor "sells" to the voters, bond measures, tax increases, they "say" it will be used for a particular purpose. After the vote, the public is usually unaware that somewhere along the line any language that made it clear that "this" money was to be used for a "particular purpose only" was removed before the vote. SO NOW the money goes into the "General Fund" and used for "other" purposes.

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