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License to (be) Ill

img_1523I just received a registration renewal notice for my six year-old car, and the fee jumped from $216 last year to $306 this year. That’s nearly a 42 percent increase for a car that is of lesser value than last year.  Most of the total fee ($220) is comprised of the “license fee.” So this is what trying to fix a budget deficit looks like.

At the same time, Los Angeles leads the nation with the worst roads of any urban area, which add a whopping $746 per year in extra costs for each Los Angeles metropolitan area motorist.

Isn’t this a bit like being tortured and then receiving a bill for a blindfold, a waterboard, and increased water usage?