Two cents per gallon more in gas taxes. When will California get it? Whatever we give Sacramento will never completely go to what was intended, and it will never be enough.

This new tax punishes workers who have to commute to their jobs. It punishes families and seniors whose only means of any travel or vacation is limited to a vehicle, now adding additional costs. It punishes those who have already paid more to invest in energy-efficient vehicles by charging them another fee — same as a tax. We the people need to get a measure on the ballot to recall this tax, and we need to hold government accountable for its recklessness over the past 20 years. Politicians have been fattening their perks and stealing from Peter to pay Paul.

Gloria Hass, Bakersfield