The 42 Allusion
Back in 2002, nearly 70% of voters approved Proposition 42, a self-imposed gasoline tax that was for the purpose of fixing roads. In 2006 voters even more emphatically passed Prop 1A which told the Legislature that they had better stop stealing the Prop 42 money. But you’ll notice that the roads still suck more than a decade later.
Now the Governor and the Legislature want a 42% increase in the excise tax on gasoline. Why?
To fix the roads, of course. And they say “Just trust us,” when it comes to guarantees about the money not being stolen. Again.