Government continues to scam taxpayers
October 20, 2016
OPINION by LAURA MORDAUNT
Right now in Sacramento, the men and women you sent there to protect you will be asked to vote after the Nov. 8 election to formalize the removal of road repair and maintenance money from us.
On Nov. 8, 14 other counties are voting on their version of Measure J. If they all vote yes for the self help tax then Sacramento will vote to appropriate zero monies to road repair because it has been successfully put on your backs twice!
The committee that votes on transportation tax money allocations (where to spend that cash) can be changed from roads to other pet projects.
This is the scam. Sacramento is voting against you and I.
What does this mean? It means that Sacramento will keep all road tax money that has been and will be collected. Then you locally will collect new money for roads paying twice and only getting one fourth of what you paid for. Measure J gives 55 percent to roads.
Why do I say one fourth will go to roads if the funds are not misused?
The money Sacramento already took is X and locally we are to collect X. So that means that we now collect 2X. Yet the first X does not come back to us and the second X, we only us 50 percent on roads. So out of $2X we don’t get the first X and only half of the 2nd X that means we may get out of 2X only one fourth of that value.
So we only have a chance of getting one fourth of all money collected for roads. This system is a scam. Do you get it now?
Vote no on Measure J.