NFIB small business association to join campaign to repeal gas tax hike
CARMEL VALLEY (KUSI) – Supporters of the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative are touting what they says is an important endorsement.
An association said to be the largest representative of small and independent businesses, in California and the nation, is joining the repeal campaign. The initiative recently qualified for the November ballot.
Carl DeMaio, the principal organizer of the repeal, says the endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Businesses is important because it represents a “business-group’s break” with Governor Brown. DeMaio was live on Good Morning San Diego and told KUSI’s Ed Lenderman that the Governor and legislators in Sacramento have threatened business groups if they aren’t neutral or if they support the tax.
According to DeMaio, they say their offices will be closed to groups that support the repeal and, what’s more, won’t allow the groups to get legislation done. DeMaio says a trucking association cancelled his appearance at the Governor’s request.
“The gas and car tax hikes will hit California small business owners hard and will lead to higher prices for every Californian. We are pleased that NFIB is standing up to Governor Jerry Brown and Sacramento politicians to fight for small businesses and every California consumer by supporting Yes on Prop 6 to repeal the gas tax.”
— Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California and Yes on Prop 6 – Gas Tax Repeal Campaign.
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Governor Brown has called the measure flawed and dangerous. For more information, click here.