Chalk another one up for the pressure of the recall on Gavin Newsom’s policies.
Thanks to increasing pressure from the Newsom recall movement and the 2.1 million Californians that signed the petition, Governor Gavin Newsom announced something he has never done before. That is a plan to return money to Californians in a $12 billion direct tax rebate. Just call it your “Recall Refund.”
However, taxpayers should not celebrate just yet. As Governor Newsom announced a $75 billion budget surplus, his allies in the legislature were considering hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes!
When announcing the “Recall Refund,” Newsom actually said, “We believe people are better suited than we are to make determinations for themselves on how best to use these dollars.”
“Governor Gavin Newsom hasn’t become taxpayer-friendly,” Said Rescue CA Chairman Tom Del Beccaro. “He is just facing political pressure from the people of California. Does he really think we are going to believe that he is some kind of born-again tax-cutting crusader?”
“This is crazy—so essentially, he is rebating $12 billion when the surplus is $75 billion but billing the taxpayers $250 billion later. This is incredible,” said OC Supervisor Don Wagner, an Honorary Chair of Rescue California.
“Gavin Newsom is playing rope-a-dope with Californians again,” said Rescue California Campaign Manager Anne Hyde Dunsmore. “You’d think he would have learned by now that we aren’t that stupid. The citizens of this great state know that he promises a refund while he is plotting a massive tax increase.”