Assemblyman Kevin Kiley: CA Democrats can’t be bothered to suspend the state gas tax

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest increase since March 9 Tuesday, rising 11.6 cents to $5.90, its highest amount since July 16.

The average price has risen 11 consecutive days and 24 of the past 25 days, increasing 67.8 cents, including 3.6 cents Monday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 48.5 cents more than one week ago, 65 cents higher than one month ago and $1.549 greater than one year ago.

The national average price rose for the seventh consecutive day following a 98-day streak of decreases totaling $1.342, increasing 2.2 cents to $3.747. It has risen 7.3 cents over the past seven days, including 1.1 cents Monday.

The national average price is 11 cents less than one month ago and 55.8 cents more than one year ago. It has dropped $1.269 since rising to a record $5.016 June 14.

To make matters worse, Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley introduced a bill to immediately suspend the state gas tax, but the Democrat supermajority shut it down, twice. Instead, the Democrat supermajority insisted on sending California vehicle owners gas rebates, but they still have not arrived.

Assemblyman Kiley, who still wants to suspend the state gas tax but can’t get enough votes, says the Democrats are trying to time the arrival of the rebates with people’s ballots, just before the midterm elections.

To be precise, it has been 202 days since elected Democrats in California promised action on the rising gas prices.

Over 200 days, average price per gallon of gas about $6, and still no relief from the Democrat supermajority in California.

San Diegans are paying the highest electricity rates in the country, highest rents depending on the study you look at, highest taxes, highest gas prices, and Democrats still can’t support suspending the state gas tax for just one year.

Republican Assemblymember Kevin Kiley joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to explain why the Democrats will do anything to stay in power, even if it means ignoring the very people that elected them.

Kiley emphasized the fact that people need to change the way they vote if they expect our government to change.

He explained, “you would think that even a not very good government, would do everything it possibly could to help people out, but it just goes to show you how truly terrible the quality of our state government is, is that we pay more than $2 more per gallon than the rest of the country does, and yet our politicians, can’t even be bothered to suspend the gas tax and provide a little bit of relief. It tells you everything about the nature of the supermajority in Sacramento.”

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