With no support to repeal or suspend the exorbitant gasoline tax in California, State lawmakers in Sacramento have resorted to other schemes to get some cash into the pockets of hard-hit motorists.
The latest proposal involves giving rebates to all taxpayers, even those who don’t own vehicles, and even people who drive electric vehicles and are not impacting by the steep price of gasoline .
California State Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon are proposing a rebate of a scant 2-hundred dollars, that anyone could use to buy gas or anything else.
The proposal is to give direct payments in the form of a check or bank deposit, based on a person’s annual income.
Each taxpayer would get 200-dollars if they are earning less than 125-thousand dollars a year.
A previous proposal by eleven Democrats in the California General Assembly was offering each taxpayer a 4-hundred dollar rebate check.
So far, nothing has made it into law, nothing has been voted on, nothing has been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk, and nothing has been sent to taxpayers.
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