* * * Vudo
By Ron Branson
July 1, 2013
We are in a stage where governments think
they can alter and revise natural laws. Natural laws are those
laws which exist whether we like them or not. These laws are
instituted by God Himself. They are unalterable by kings,
potentates, magistrates and legislatures. Such
inalienable laws are recognized in our Declaration of
Independence, of which document we are about to honor three
days from today. "We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure
these rights, Governments are instituted among Men..."
One of these natural laws, like the law of gravity, is the
law of economics. The law of economics is even-handed, dealing
justice equally to all men at all times and in all locations.
You either play by its rules or suffer the consequences.
In today's news it is being reported that gasoline is going up
today throughout the entire State of California due to the
imposition of a new gasoline tax. The reason stated for this
gasoline tax is because automobiles are now more gasoline
efficient, and the economy has slowed down, therefore, more
people are driving their cars less. The consequences is that
this is costing the State a loss of revenue. I think you
already can see where I am going with this.
The law of economics, which applies to every mom and pop
business, also applies to all governments. Imagine for a
minute that if the mom and pop business discovered that fewer
people were walking though their doors to do business with
them resulting in waning resources, and they decided to raise
their prices on everything to make up the difference. You
would say, "That is crazy!" Yes it would be. But leave it to
our fat bureaucrats in Sacramento to come up with the idea
that if business is bad in California resulting in a lower
resources, the answer is raise taxes.
Already, the Hollywood Movie Industry is strongly considering
moving out of California, which such thought sends shock waves
into politicians as to what would happen to the local economy
if this should happened. Consequently, they have made
concessions to the Hollywood Movie Industry to keep them here,
and not to forsake California.
We already have the highest paid judges the highest paid
bureaucrats, the highest inflation rate, the largest prison
population, the greatest welfare state sucking out of the
public trough, and the highest gasoline prices in the nation.
We are closing down business like crazy with vacant store
fronts booming. Our largest judicial system in the nation is
complaining they are going broke. Face it. California broke
and continuing its downward spiral with its policies. The
answer, according to the Sacramento politicians, is raise more
and higher taxes. Such reasoning is like throwing a drowning
man an anchor and telling him to hang tight and don't turn
This new gasoline/diesel law applies to all eighteen-wheelers
entering into California bring us food, supplies and even our
gasoline. Those tractor-trailers drivers deciding to continue
coming into California will be filling up outside of
California to avoid the tax before crossing state line, hoping
to accomplish their purposes and get out of California before
they have to fill up those big truck tanks again. This will
provide a boon to all surrounding service stations that border
California. Hopefully, they can handle all the new business
coming their way.
And just imagine the ripple down effect this tax will have on
all goods purchased within California. Absolutely everything
will go up, which will discourage buying and businesses in
California. The result result with be lower revenue base to
the State of California, which, if Sacramento continues with
it foolishness, will result in the "need" for more and higher
Will the last business to leave California please turn off the
lights and flip the "Open for Business" sign over to "Closed?"