Call these legislators to stop California’s water tax

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With the election of Democrat Gavin Newsom as governor, and of Demonrats to a majority in California’s State Assembly (61 D, 19 R) and Senate (28 D, 10 R), socialist California hurtles further down what economist Friedrich Hayek called “the road to serfdom”.

As DCG reported in her post of January 13, 2019, Newsom proposed in the 2019-20 state budget a new water tax, euphemistically called the “safe and affordable drinking water fund” that would “enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water.”

The details of the proposed tax are unknown, but a similar proposal was abandoned by then-Governor Jerry Brown last year after failing to garner enough support in the legislature. Under Brown’s plan, California residents would have been taxed 95 cents a month, or $11.40 a year.

In a Facebook post, Konstantinos Roditis, Vice Chairman of Reform California and the 2018 Republican nominee for California State Controller, writes:

Despite California’s cost of living being unsustainable, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to add yet ANOTHER tax — this time on your water. Between the gas tax, a car tax, and even a tax on text messages (which we killed), Gavin Newsom and weak Sacramento politicians like the ones below are coming right for your wallet…again.

We’re launching a massive campaign to make sure that these Water Tax Weaklings vote NO on the Water Tax.

The legislators to contact are:

  1. Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas)
  2. Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside)
  3. Assembly member Tasha Horvath (D-Encinitas)
  4. Assembly member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks)
  5. Assembly member Brian Maienschein (R to D – San Dieg0): This POS changed parties from Republican to Democrat on Jan. 24, 2019, after he was elected.
  6. Assembly member Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach)
  7. Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton)
  8. Assembly member James Ramos (D-Highland)
  9. Sen. Richard Roth (D-Riverside)
  10. Assembly member Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita)
  11. Sen. Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana)

Source: Wikipedia

To find out who your California senator and assembly member are, go here. Once there, click the embedded links to contact them.


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15 responses to “Call these legislators to stop California’s water tax

  1. If one’s house is on fire, will the water used to extinguish the blaze be taxed? Limited?

  2. Next up, taxing the air you breath!

  3. Liberal Lunacy: Tax taxpayers to conserve water, but let in millions of water using invaders!

    More immigrant invaders, more pollution, more of those hateful globull warming causing green house gases, less open spaces/wildlife habitat, less wildlife. Green is Red! Liberalism is a mental illness, and environmentalists are frauds!

    • Two thousand years of progress in hygiene suddenly destroyed. Now San Francisco and LA are overwhelmed with rats and rat-borne diseases. “Bring out your dead” will replace “I left my heart……”.

      They say there are more junkies than high schoolers in LA. Well, once they completely dial in those DEW weapons they’ll be able to torch the place periodically. I do believe we had a practice run recently.

    • Nestles gets unlimited water even during a draught. In Sacramento there are three rivers. When I was a kid and later, as an adult, we paid $20.00/6 mos. for all we could use, no meter.

      Everybody had swimming pools. Hersey’s bottled water virtually for free. They still do. They caught them during the draught with a permit that was expired over twenty years ago. What did they do? Nothing, of course.

      But they’ll tax a grasshopper. Being a citizen of California is like being a cow that gets milked twenty times per day. I’m not exaggerating when I say that by the time I left I was ready to scream from it. Everything is illegal and has a fee or a fine.

  4. Part of CA politics IS water politics…from it’s very beginnings as a state. We are a patchwork quilt of independent, elected water districts that NOW, Sacramento wants to supercede politically for a new tax. Listen all you outside of CA…..I pay sometimes$400- $500 a month for WATER in July, August, September, October, and I have a half acre of which I only “water” enough (2-3 times weekly for 20 minutes each) to have a weed patch in my front yard/door for my dog to pee on. We “recycle” water as much as we can…like dumping the old pet drinking water every day onto our outdoor plants, or recycling shower water/kitchen sink water into our outdoor plants (how many of you besides ME take a bucket into the daily shower to catch what you can to, then, carry out to dump on the fruit tree? ) The rest, is water I drink or use to keep my home/dishes/clothes clean…and there are ONLY TWO OF US in this house….We “water” outside so little, as our front yard is comprised of fake “grass” turf rugs……and the back half of the half acre…is DIRT. Additionally, in those SAME months I can pay the SAME $500 per month for electricity due to our 110-degree days from sunrise to sunset. Obama promised/bragged, for instance, in his prime , to make these things UNAFFORDABLE to us…..and he DID…..but for WHAT?? He didn’t live in my house with my temperatures, my water rationing ……he lived in Illinois (then the White House….dah!) where he could turn off his air and it on the porch with a fan…he never KNEW water rationing in a desert… THOUGH making it all unaffordable could make people forgo any of it! WHAT a provincial ASS!!!! And before anyone gets on their high horse and says “well…you can just leave the desert, since no one should live there anyway, requiring water and electricity for cooling…….” THE DAMNED government sent us/stationed us HERE to work in the first place!!!!!! And NOW….want to “punish us” for being here????????? THIS IS A CRAZY-MAKER!!! Can’t wait to see how Kamilla Harris justifies and continues these talking points from the Obama and far left “political safe houses.” She’s a provincial ass on par with Obama and maybe can and will supercede his ignorance in government.

    • “how many of you besides ME take a bucket into the daily shower to catch what you can to, then, carry out to dump on the fruit tree?”

      I do. As well as grey water from the kitchen. Last Fall, I also purchased 3 large containers to catch rain water. In 3 months, I would more than re-coup what I’d spent on that purchase.

  5. Parody Song; Who Would Tax The Rain (Who Will Stop The Rain)
    During yesterday’s deluge, only one man was happy…..Anthony Brown. He was ecstatic thinking about all that tax money falling from the sky. Who will stop the rain (tax)? Larry Hogan! (Maryland)

  6. The Rain Tax Song by Ron George
    “No Taxation With Precipitation”

  7. politicans should be taxed at 99%. see how they like it.

  8. Taking over public utilities was an important step in the Communist/Democrat takeover of our nation to destroy it and us.

  9. As a native born Californian, I praise and thank God many times a day that I no longer live in California. I pray for those who are unable to leave, whether it be employment or family that keeps them in that state of hell.

  10. Thomas Jefferson:
    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
    To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

  11. Top 20 Stupid Taxes –
    Our government (from both sides) has really come up and passed some really strange and in most cases, idiotic taxes just to try and drain more money from our pockets. Only a devious and manipulative person could ever think of these taxes but then again, we are talking about politicians. Below are my top 20 that will humor you, if they weren’t really true.

    Card Tax: Alabama is the only state charging a 10-cent tax for decks of playing cards.

    West Virginia:
    Glow Worm Tax: No I’m not kidding; West Virginia imposes a 6% tax on glow-worms, trick noisemakers and sparklers.

    Tethered Balloon Tax: If the balloon is tethered for a ride (attached to the ground) it is taxes but if it is not tethered it qualify as transportation and are tax-exempt.

    Nonessential Tax: The state on “nonessential” food-related items (napkins, bibs, utensils, and straws) but paper cups and disposable containers are considered essential and not taxed.

    North Carolina
    Dog Tax: If you live in Durham you could be paying a $10 tax for neutered and spayed pets and $75 for pets that are not neutered or spayed

    Diaper Tax: Adult diapers are not taxes but kid’s diapers are taxed through the roof.

    Nudity Sales Tax: Utah imposes a 10% tax on any sexually explicit business where someone appears nude or partially nude in any business from merchandise to food.

    Tattoo Tax: Get a tattoos and body piercings; pay an additional 6% state sales tax.

    Candy Tax: The Legislature defined food as an item that requires refrigeration or contains flour you must pay a tax. So Baby Ruth, Milky Way Midnight, and yogurt covered raisin are all candy and you pay a 5.25% tax but a raisin covered pretzel, original Milky Way, and Twix you don’t.

    Soda Fountain Drink Tax
    If you are the type of person who infinitely prefers fountain soda to can soda, you may want to think again before moving to the Windy City. Chicago taxes can soda at 3%, but fountain soda at three times that amount, or 9%.

    Holiday Decorations Tax: In Texas, holiday-themed placed on walls are taxed, according to

    Fruit Tax: California has a 33% tax on fruit bought from vending machines but not fruit bought in a grocery store.

    Blueberry Tax: It’s not clear why but Maine has singled out blueberry for a one and one half cent tax per pound. It is on anyone who grows, sells or purchases the fruit.

    Jock Tax: Would you believe that 20 of the 24 states with a pro sports team require athletes to pay state income tax for each game they play there. In 1991 when the NBA Finals was between the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers, after returning home the Bulls players receive tax bills from California for the three games played there.

    New York
    Litigation Tax: New York has a tax on litigation, according to ABC News so you get taxed to sue someone or defend yourself.

    New York
    Bagel Cutting Tax: If you buy a bagel in New York, an 8 cent tax to all “altered” bagels will be paid (adding cream of cheese, butter, or getting it sliced).

    Air Tax: Purchase of any item that comes out of a compressed air vending machine and it is subject to a sales tax in this state.

    The Rain Tax: The tax calculates surface area of a property, the bigger the property, the more rain will fall on that property, and the more tax you will pay.

    Illegal Drug Tax: Known as the “crack tax,” it targets possession of illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Some 20 states have a similar tax. When you pay the tax in Tennessee, you even receive stamps to attach to your illegal drugs as proof of payment.

    Purposed Dirt Tax: If you dig anywhere and move a ton or more of dirt, you will (if it gets passed) be taxed on every ton of dirt displaced.

    I don’t mind paying taxes but many of our taxes are just the greed of our politicians and their way of fleecing hard working Americans; it needs to be stopped.


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