We were given fair warning back in March: California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that if you want to see what Democrats will do once back in power, “look out west.” At what, the map compiling all reports of human feces on the sidewalks of San Francisco since 2011?
Speaking of things that are unappetizing, it looks like Newsom and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio are in a race to see who can come up with the most ridiculous way to fight climate change, and California just upped the ante by proposing an additional 1 percent tax on restaurants to pay to fight climate change.
California restaurants to add 1% surcharge (tax) on bills to combat climate change / weather.
The money would be collected & presumably turned over to the California Air Resources Board to be spent on worthy projects. https://t.co/JreUjOFtR4
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) April 25, 2019
“Presumably.” Hey Gov. Newsom, how’s that eco-friendly $98 billion bullet train coming along? We remember you taking billions from the feds to get that thing up and running.
Changes could be coming to your favorite restaurant thanks to a statewide initiative just being announced Wednesday, called Restore California Renewable Restaurants.
Restaurant owners have the option of charging customers an additional 1% on their bills that would go to help stop climate change. Payments will be gathered by the California Air Resources Board and spent on implementing carbon plans on farms and ranches across California, boosting healthy soil, according to the Perrenial Farming Initiative.
Yeah, that’s what it will be spent on. Sure.
Keep a very close eye on that key word “presumable”.
— Kris Sims (@kris_sims) April 25, 2019
This is absolutely insane. That surcharge will have absolutely zero impact on climate and will simply line someone's pocket.
— Crosspatch (@VictorB123) April 25, 2019
It’s going to be turned over to pay for their deficit.
— Dan Donovan (@Dan_Donovan_17) April 25, 2019
There'll be a point in time when every responsible, law-abiding California citizen is paying 75% of what they earn to the overlords in the Government they elected, while grifters, illegals and criminals get endless free shit.
And they'll deserve to. https://t.co/Os1n1LMNOC
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) April 25, 2019
YES!! They haven't wasted nearly enough money yet, so let's find new ways to give them even more!
— Chris Bernal (@ChrisBernal1) April 25, 2019
Umm.. yeah California and fiscal responsibility… pic.twitter.com/DzBvaK5Ge8
— RangersRul (@RangersRul) April 25, 2019
The last quasi state government entity you want to give money to is anything that starts with California and ends with Board.
— carolineincalif (@carolineincalif) April 26, 2019
Hard to argue with that.
— Steve O (@smojmokel) April 26, 2019
Tips just got smaller in cali
— Thepleasureisallwine (@socalwinelife) April 25, 2019
Will be interesting to see how something like this affects server tips.
— Meh (@CoolBlahCool) April 25, 2019
California to servers: Drop dead
— TheAveragePM (@aaronc0027) April 25, 2019
Will not go to a restaurant that does this. If they want to combat climate change use their own money, not mine.
— Stephen Crawford (@stevec105) April 25, 2019
If they’re serving meat, they’re already contributing to climate change, allegedly. And how they’ll atone for all the plastic straws they’re responsible for releasing into the wild we’ll never know.
STOP with the flipping taxes my gosh!
— NoLongerVoid (@Engineeringdad) April 25, 2019
Honestly. It's stupid. But optional. I can't wait to tell servers to go back and forth with my bill to remove a 1% charge.
— Steve (@SPavls) April 25, 2019
“Worthy projects”… pic.twitter.com/meZxoZtMHA
— Ben Orr ?♂️ (@theREALbenORR) April 26, 2019
“presumably turned over … spent on worthy projects.” pic.twitter.com/Hw1mpsSrbE
— Roxie Joyce (@RoxieCorleone) April 25, 2019
You forgot to put "worthy" in quotes. Interestingly that is different than what the activist pushing it said it would be used for. That it was going into a fund that subsidizes farmers for switching over to "sustainable" methods.
— L (@lawyerkev) April 25, 2019
And I’m sure the money will go exactly where they say it will. LOL
— Art Weeks (@artweeks1015) April 26, 2019
So many questions…”worthy”…”turned over” “Cal Air Resoures Board”…
— Peter Manning (@agolfman) April 26, 2019
Theft through taxation
— Mark Spencer (@ohioweather) April 25, 2019
That about sums it up!
— J?U?D?Y (@Wxgirl169) April 25, 2019
some restaurants are already charging 3% for the cost of doing business in CA. Now they want to add an additional 1%. My goodness
— pfol310dfs (@patrickfolger) April 26, 2019
This is a recent trip to CA. Doesn’t mention the weather, but the restaurants are certainly pushing some costs to the customers. One server told me that foreign guests think it’s his tip. (Therefore, he gets NONE). pic.twitter.com/oGgzVQSFwR
— Glen Meadows (@Glen_Meadows) April 26, 2019
It’s currently voluntary and you can have it removed but, it’s just another BS idea and tax. Hence the reason we’re moving out of CA after 40 years
— Coach Smith ?⚾️?? (@Smith22Coach) April 26, 2019
Will be no one left in CA if they don’t pump the brakes on the crazy train.
— MW (@mhwestbrook) April 26, 2019
One more of a thousand reasons why the wife and I are selling everything and moving to Arizona.
— Double D (@whitewaterMkII) April 25, 2019
Days I have left living in California =⌛
— TNChik (@TNChik) April 26, 2019
Iowahawk dreams big as Santa Barbara ups the ante on Seattle's plastic straw ban https://t.co/5o6sBKoPc9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 25, 2018