Reader Input: Fire tax isn’t needed

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I feel as though those of us who have been forced to pay the illegal fire tax are fighting a losing battle. While I certainly appreciate the efforts of Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to fight this unfair tax, with a super majority Democrat Legislature, I fear this is only the beginning of even more taxes that will be foisted upon us.

I did fill out the triplicate forms to show why I should not have to pay this tax, along with a letter to explain fully why I oppose it.

I doubt that the Board of Equalization or Cal Fire really cares that I am already taxed for fire protection and that my property is located within a fire district, or that I have installed professional grade irrigation on my 6-acre homestead. I have also had trees trimmed and removed and my land is cleared — none of which will matter to them as long as they can pick my pockets again for something I have already been taxed for.

But, the people of California wanted a full majority of tax and spend union backed Democrats to push us even further off the edge of any semblance of fairness in either taxation or heaven forbid, spending cuts. It’s just a shame that those of us who do the right thing will be punished by the Democrats and the fools who voted them in as a “super majority.”

Donna McCloskey, Auburn