Water charges are an insignificant nothing to me. USC on the other hand is raping me every month. Do you think the state getting more of my money than I do is right? You plan to thieve more of it. No thanks.
At no point have they said that they want more of your money. They want to use the money that you're paying to reduce your cost of living. High taxes are not a bad thing as long as the money is invested in a smart and advantageous way.