Newsom’s ‘tax the rich’ electricity plan will increase taxes for those making $28,000

California lawmakers are changing the way electricity is billed to households. Instead of paying for how much electricity one uses, they will also be taxed based on how much they make. 

The new law requires people earning $28,000-$69,000 to be charged an extra $20 to $34 per month. Those earning $69,000-$180,000 would pay $51 to $73 per month, and people earning more than $180,000 would pay a $85-to-$128 monthly surcharge.

“Since when does CA residents making $28k annually qualify as ‘rich’? Anytime a politician introduces a plan to ‘tax the rich,’ the middle class and under always pay the price,” Burton Brink, a former sergeant of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said on X.  

The California Public Utilities Commission has until July 1 to implement the new rule into the
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