Stop the Controller’s $120 Billion Service & Labor Tax

 

California is our home, and it is an amazing state, but for many of us, the American Dream has become unattainable in California. The level of taxation we face in California and the cost of living is so high in California (41% higher than the national average) that many Californians have already left the state and millions more are considering moving because they simply can’t afford to live here anymore.

Our government and politicians should be working to make life better, not harder. They should be making life more affordable, not more expensive. We must focus on making California affordable. We must focus on bold new ideas and solutions, not new taxes that will hurt hardworking Californians.

And that is one of the reasons why I’m against the incumbent Controller’s plan to implement a Service and Labor Tax of at least $120 billion a year during her second term. It will raise taxes on everyday Californian by hundreds but most likely thousands a year.

In her Comprehensive Tax Reform in California: A Contextual Framework report it states if we, “were to impose the full sales tax rate and allow local governments to piggyback on state administration, the average sales tax rate on services would be about 8.42 percent of receipts and generate more than $120 billion annually.”

Here are some of the services the incumbent Controller wants you taxed for:

Healthcare & Childcare:

Healthcare, including physicians, dentists, audiologists, physical therapists, nurses, and
professionals in family planning, outpatient health, mental health, substance abuse treatment,
emergency care, rehabilitation, and child care.

Professional, Scientific, and Technical:

Professional, scientific, and technical, including lawyers, architects, accountants, engineers,
graphic artists, computer designers, management consultants, researchers, advertising agents,
translators, and veterinarians.

Finance and Insurance:

Finance and insurance, including services provided by banks, credit unions, and brokerage
houses.

Information Services:

Information services, including employees of book publishers, newspapers, other periodicals,
music producers, software companies, telecommunications, data processors, libraries, archives,
and broadcasters.

Rental and Leasing Firms:

Rental and leasing firms (not including real estate), including warehousing, transportation (such
as buses, limousines, and taxis [Uber/Lyft]), and cargo handling.

We can’t afford a new Service and Labor Tax. We can’t afford four more years of failed policies and her desire to implement a Service Tax on hardworking Californians.

It’s time we send a message to Spend and Tax Politicians in Sacramento and tell them we are tired of the highest taxes in the nation, one of the highest cost of living, and the highest poverty in America. It’s time we send new leadership to Sacramento.

It’s time we send a leader free of political ties with lobbyists, big business, unions, and special interests. An independent-minded businessman whose top priority is serving you.

With your vote and support, we can turn California around and make it the Golden State once again. Join me in my fight to save the American Dream in California.

Vote to make California affordable. Vote for solutions, not tax increases. Vote Konstantinos Roditis for Controller.