Statement From Former Congressman Doug Ose About Today’s Regulatory Increase in Taxes on Gas in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2021) – “What a sad reflection of the lack of leadership in California. At a time of record revenue, Gavin Newsom and the Sacramento political elite insist on raising the price of gas on working Californians. Newsom could easily delay this increase in everyone’s cost of living. He chooses not to because right now his elitist lifestyle continues to be paid for by special interests who are slopping at the trough of increased government spending.

“Sacramento is broken… Our schools are failing, small business is getting hammered, agriculture is being decimated, homelessness is out of control, crime is rising, and housing is unaffordable. It is clear that there is no limit to the amount of taxes that Newsom and his ilk want from us while they do nothing to solve any of the problems decimating our communities. It doesn’t have to be this way. Leadership matters. Time for a change.”