Paris Fuel Riots

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21 mins ago, jkrock said:

I read 30,000 protestors in Paris, 300,000 nation wide.


And they weren't wearing ***** hats

Ingrates who don't know that they have it so good.


Liberté, égalité, fraternité - Merde!

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On 11/24/2018 at 0:19 PM, Flybyme said:

Macron is polling at 26%....

If Marcon finds himself out of a job he can always get himself elected governor of Cali.

France >> Cali



California voters on Tuesday rejected a measure to undo recent increases to state fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, protecting billions of dollars in funding for road maintenance and other transportation projects.

Proposition 6 trailed 55 percent to 45 percent as California election officials reported early returns on Tuesday night. The measure’s proponent, Carl DeMaio, accepted defeat around 10 p.m.

Backed by the California Republican Party, which hoped it would boost Republican prospects in a tough election cycle, Proposition 6 faced well-funded opponents. 

A coalition of business groups and construction industry unions raised more than $40 million to defeat the measure and flooded television airwaves in the final month of the election with advertisements, including one starring Gov. Jerry Brown that warned of dire consequences if it passed. Proponents raised just a tenth of that amount. 

Proposition 6 would have required that any new transportation fuel taxes or road usage fees in California be approved by a majority vote of the public. Because it was retroactive to the beginning of 2017, it would have repealed a funding proposal passed last year by the Legislature to pay for road maintenance and public transit projects.

Supported by Brown and mainly Democratic lawmakers, the plan raised the excise tax on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon and the excise tax on diesel by 20 cents per gallon, and tripled the sales tax on diesel.

It also created a new “transportation improvement fee” for vehicle registration, ranging from $25 to $175 depending on its value, and a $100 “road improvement fee” for electric cars. All of those charges rise with inflation in the years ahead.




The new taxes and fees are expected to generate an average of more than $5 billion annually over the next decade. Most of that is slated for road rehabilitation and maintenance — half for state highways, half for city and county streets — with an ambitious goal of having at least 98 percent of highway pavement in good or fair condition by 2027. About a quarter of the money is designated for other purposes, such as upgrading bus and light-rail systems and reducing traffic on some of the most heavily-congested travel corridors.



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14 hours ago, KnewBee said:

what is the question WRT the subject?

its a warning to progressives in the USA.  It can happen.


Here is a question.  I own a hospital.  he state writes a law that claims the hospital belongs to the state.

Am I justified in defending the hospital with force?  Morally/ethically?  I say yes.



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