OPINION: Cap-and-trade passage is about raising taxes, divvying up the spoils

According to a poll conducted by UC Berkeley, 58% of Californians are opposed to the recent gas tax hike that has lead to a recall effort for Josh Newman. The Legislative Analyst’s Office has noted that cap and trade will increase gas prices by 63 cents by 2021 and 73 cents by 2031. Cap and trade is a massive new tax that enticed many groups to support it because they were promised a portion of the funds.

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