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Energy now California is known to be eco friendly even State's environmental regulations.
-- -- gas prices so high.
With an average price of four dollars and forty cents a gallon in California now have the most expensive gas in the US behind just why you.
Which is a series of islands by the way hard to get gas there -- Mir Fox Business exclusive it's more.
When -- governor Gray Davis.
-- -- -- former communications director for the California Republican Party gentlemen welcome to both -- -- governor let me start with DO.
Boy how high gas prices take -- -- -- around here lately we specially saw with the refineries shut down and we just switched to the winter blend that dirty filthy gasoline in order to get cars ready get around here.
He's -- regulations are taking to -- its hole in California drivers Melissa.
You're looking at exhibit day that this is the chamber of commerce -- -- -- it is I do have to admit it's hardest thing this is because of high gas prices everybody's at their house hiding because they can't credit card convinced your insulin like -- hearing today I went there.
Daniel Internet because I came to California several.
Couple decades before you yeah and then the -- would like orange.
I mean we have.
The mountains -- all the pollution itself for many many years.
We've made a bargain which will pay more for gas in order to clean up the air reduce the incidence of cancer all the problems that come with them.
Lung disease and and other contaminants and here you know that's that's a trade up.
Yet more I hate to give you this point but I did grow up in California anger from the valley -- -- went to tell people that all the time it was covered with smog a lot of that he's gone now.
Does he have a fair point on the environmental cleanup but is it worth of.
Price well I think we can all admit that that we'd love to have its -- California environment as possible but I think that the fact that those regulations are continuing to stop.
The people out there who want to provide the research and development it's gonna give us some some added resource through the fact that we haven't built -- Refinery here in what almost thirty years now and that the population has doubled since that we -- from eighteen.
Did to roughly 36 million Californians -- I think that we can find a way to environmentally deep clean -- it's safe.
And to find a way to to extract some of the the -- little we know is out there are some of the other natural resources through fracking for natural gas.
Yeah I I think there's a solution out -- forest because with the the smartest people in the world here in California.
They can figure this out so it keeps the environment Christine yeah it also provides the resource -- the California drivers in the.
Is already California takes a good idea and it just takes it to -- -- it it beyond what we need we -- -- with the gas crisis to crisis.
Gas price rise recently.
-- thirty also gives me pause its increasing taxes on those earning more than 250000 dollars or more.
Increasing sales tax by a quarter -- -- set.
For four years analysts think it'll bring it about six billion annually those -- just the highlights.
You tax the things you want to discourage you want to discourage sales tax that's consumption and income that's people working seems like crazy trying to do something I -- are you voting for prop thirty.
I am well I am not thrilled about doing it -- -- -- -- life.
-- we came here.
This was the Golden State -- -- -- -- -- gold rush here.
And people build universities and roads -- water from the north because we're living in a desert where we are real now and so all led.
Was paid for with money by our parents and grandparents.
We have to pass on the same opportunities to next generation unfortunately that -- I don't -- -- Well you want to make a donation I.
I think -- I think it -- the economy I think you don't you all you pass on to your children is a slower economy.
By raising taxes I think you -- ushering in a lid on the note in in the -- Forced forced -- at a temporary tax increase governor Wilson had a temporary tax increase this is a temporary tax increase in the idea is just it.
-- -- bridge until the economy fully recovers.
Mark when you want up all those temporary it feels permanent.
Yeah I had just one thing after another and there's all sorts of hidden fees and in taxes and do all we can see things.
-- I think that the governor David C who is his right to celebrate the fact that he came here was able to be successful.
But for every one person like Governor Davis here we have 2000 -- week high wage income -- who are leaving the state of California.
And it a lot of it has to do with the the highest taxes.
That's was still the sales tax -- to also from an income tax standpoint projects and I just say it's California it's like the seventh largest economy in the world after I was government to brag we're the fifth.
So we do -- up -- right here.
People and India Wednesday if it -- -- final seconds hello -- -- yeah -- I'll -- -- -- -- -- we're well I think that the beloved.
I mean there's no state in America or anywhere near prosperous and your doctor with a large estate we have the benefits of the burdens of that.
I think Jerry Brown has done a good job became Indiana -- it was twelve point 5% now it's ten point 2%.
And so we're move in the right direction but I think -- Governor Brown realizes that his proposition thirties in big trouble is just this week he dragged down his pet dog and when we -- -- -- -- out there.
Start rolling around all the reporters to see that all of the sort of -- -- I forgot that I can't afford hi -- -- just -- it is not heated race Jackson you know we enemy known brands and big guns that's right.
Gentlemen thank you both so much for coming I think -- it's climate makes Vissicchio polite discussion no matter what are they could.