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Live Report on Yes on Prop 6 KFI-John & Ken/Active Auto Body Remote Broadcast from Anaheim, California
Al & Rosie Namdar, Active Auto Body Al & Rosie Namdar, Active Auto Body
Marina Den Rey , CA
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Active Auto Body in Anaheim, Calif. Supports Yes on Prop. 6 to Repeal 2017 Gas Taxes & Vehicle Fees

As the November 6, 2018 election looms on the horizon, John and Ken, afternoon hosts on KFI 640 in Los Angeles, are doing a remote broadcast, at Active Auto Body in Anaheim, California at 94 E. Orangethorpe, in an effort to encourage voters to pass Proposition 6, which will roll back 2017 gas tax and vehicle fees increases passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Owners Al & Rosie Namdar were interviewed in the 3rd segment and went through the history of their auto body repair and restoration business. They are a consumer advocates in their own right and well respected in the community after being in business for over 35 years. John and Ken note that some No on 6 folks called Rosie to encourage them to change their views, but they said, "Al and Rosie are tough people will not be intimidated."  

In the first segment, the John & Ken Yes on Prop. 6 broadcast began with applause and an interview of someone involved with the organization behind this proposition. The guest notes how intense the activity level has been as their Yes on Prop 6 teams travel all over the state to get voters behind this latest California tax revolt initiative. The California initiative process allows for voters to place propositions on the ballot to push back on laws that run counter to the best interests of citizens.

The conversation goes to the big money, over $45 million, on the No on Prop 6 side of the campaign. Billions in tax dollars for the budget and supposed projects for repairing bridges, roads and transportation infrastructure are at stake and big money from public employee unions and other big government advocates is behind the No on Prop 6 campaign. However, before the latest round of increases Californians were already paying the highest gas taxes in the nation and little of the money seemed to be used road repairs and transportation projects.

The primary message is: They have the money and we have the message because wasteful spending by the state is usually used for spending that never seems to be used for what California politicians indicate as they continue to soak the taxpayers for more and more. This is a grass roots campaign with the average donation on the Yes side being about $37.00. John and Ken note that "we have truth on our side." The vehicle license fees and gas tax increases hurt working people, small business and families the hardest, in short those who can ill afford more out of pocket expenses in what is already one of the most expensive states operate businesses and live in. In recent years, billions of dollars has fled the state in the form of businesses and families moving to more government friendly places like Arizona, Nevada, Texas or Florida.   

A perfect example of a massive California government boondoggle project is the bullet train that is costing billions and will not be completed for decades, if ever, and will never benefit taxpayers in the manner that is portrayed by those involved. It appears the bullet trains will cost over $100 billion and can you imagine how many roads, bridges and other projects can be completed with such a massive sum of money. Public employee unions benefit mightily from the new taxes while the unfunded pension crisis for state workers continues to be papered over or pushed down the road for the next generation to pay for with more tax increases.

The polling indicates that the race is even, but that might be wrong and anything can happen as the date of the election moves closer.

John and Ken tell their listeners that "we are already paying the highest gas taxes in the country and we don't really believe the polling, but nothing can be taken for granted with the big money and organizations allied for big government. Get out and vote and tell your friends and family to vote Yes on Prop. 6!"

Here are details of why Prop. 6 should be passed:

California Proposition 6, the Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative, is on the ballot in California as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. The ballot initiative would repeal the gas and diesel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017 and require voter approval for fuel tax and vehicle fee increases in the future.[1]

A yes vote supports this initiative to:

·repeal fuel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017, including the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA) and

·require voter approval (via ballot propositions) for the California State Legislature to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees in the future.

A no vote opposes this initiative, thus:

·keeping the fuel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017, including the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA), in place and

·allowing the state legislature to continue to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees through a two-thirds vote of each chamber and without voter approval.


How would this ballot initiative impact taxes and fees?

As of 2018, increasing a tax in California requires a two-thirds vote of each state legislative chamber and the governor's signature. Proposition 6 would create the additional step of voter approval (via ballot propositions), along with legislative passage and the governor's signature, to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees. The requirement that tax increases receive voter approval would affect taxes and tax rates enacted after January 1, 2017, meaning fuel taxes and vehicle fees that were created or increased in 2017 or 2018 would be repealed. This would have the effect of repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017(RRAA), which the state legislature approved along party lines in April 2017.

What is the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017?

The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA), also known as Senate Bill 1, was enacted into law on April 28, 2017. The RRAA increased the gas tax by $0.12 per gallon, increased the diesel fuel tax by $0.20 per gallon, increased the sales tax on diesel fuels by an additional 4 percentage points, created an annual transportation improvement fee, and created an annual zero-emission vehicles fee. The RRAA was designed to dedicate the revenue to transportation infrastructure. The increased taxes went into effect on November 1, 2017, one fee went into effect in 2018, and the second fee will go into effect in 2020.

According to the state Senate Appropriations Committee, the RRAA is expected to generate an estimated $52.4 billion between 2017 and 2027.[3] In the California State Legislature, the RRAA had the support of most Democrats (two legislators voted "no"). Most Republicans voted against the RRAA (one legislator voted "yes"). Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the legislation into law.[4] In June 2018, voters approved Proposition 69, which created a constitutional mandate for the legislature to spend RRAA revenue on transportation-related purposes. The RRAA could have a notable impact on state politics in 2018.

Active Auto Body

94 E. Orangethorpe Ave.

Anaheim, CA


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Michael Joseph Butler
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Marina Del Rey, CA