NFIB/CA Releases Statement in Opposition to Senate Bill 1X 1

Date: August 19, 2015

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Tom Scott, NFIB/CA State
Director issued the following statement today opposing Senate Bill 1X 1
(Beall)

“Senate Bill 1X 1
contains a laundry list of tax increases and fees that are unreal, and proves
yet again that the majority of legislators claiming to represent small
businesses have no clue about the impacts their proposals have on the economic
engine of our state.”

“NFIB/CA is opposed
to this Main Street Menace, which adds 12 cents per gallon in new taxes to
gasoline, which is already the most expensive in the country. It also increases
the high price of diesel by a whopping 22 cents per gallon, and adds $70 in new
registration fees to each vehicle. These new taxes are supposed to be used to
fix California’s ailing highways, a problem that government has failed to
address for decades. The politicians have diverted budget money to other pet
projects for years and now want consumers and businesses to pony up more
hard-earned dollars to bail them out without offering real reforms.”

“It is time for the
Legislature to use the money they collect for what it is intended to be used
for, rather than increase the burdens on small businesses and taxpayers in this
state.”

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