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Now They've Done It: A Sin Tax on...Bikes

Drifter Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:39 PM
...Because it was originally sold to the taxpayers as a benefit to the car drivers and to the public--less congestion and better air-quality... I thank God that I don't have brain-dead people like this in my community...
Gilchrist Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:49 PM
Brain dead? I'm not so brain dead that I believe motor vehicle owners should provide me a separate lane for my bike at no expense to me since they will benefit by having less fewer moter vehicles to compete with while they cope with congestion from slower moving self propelled vehicles.

Well, it took longer than I thought, but a government has finally out-greened itself. In the great state of Washington, the legislature wants to tax… wait for it …breathing.

“Holy exhalations!” you say, “Is it true?”

Yes old chum, I’m afraid it is. It would appear the folks on Washington’s equivalent of a capitol hill have come up with a transportation package that tabs out at 10 billion clams, which is a lot, even for a coastal state. Okay, that was a lousy play on words. MOVING ON THEN…

Actually $10 billion is a lot of money,...