There's absolutely no appetite for reforming California's state government, which is viewed by the dominant Democrats as something already cut to the bone despite all the evidence to the contrary. So the Legislature looks to find money wherever it can, and the newly passed (in the Assembly) bill to seek out sales taxes from Amazon is a case in point. The bill even gained support from some Republicans and the usual cast of rent-seeking businesses backed this also. We also see the new crash taxes -- excessive fees imposed on those involved in car wrecks, as if the police agencies that respond aren't already receiving significant tax dollars to fund these core functions of their job. Expect more of this. It's easier for the public sector to shake the change out of our pockets than to make real reforms.
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