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Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 AM  
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Tax Bicyclists For Exhaling CO2 When They Ride, Says Wash. Rep

Taxing the air we breathe may be coming to Washington state. Yes, the insane taxing of every behavior is rising to a whole new level with the proposed "bike tax" in Washington.

According to lawmakers who proposed the bike tax, it would help raise $1 million over the next decade to be used for road maintenance. The new $25 tax will be applied on every bike sold for over $500 in the state.

One Washington lawmaker is making twisted argument in support of the new fee. Rep. Ed Orcutt wrote in an email to a bike shop that the CO2 that bicyclists exhale while riding is just one of the reasons he supports the bike tax.

"Since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride," Orcutt wrote. Therefore, they should pay taxes to help the environment as well as the roads.

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http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Wash-r...194553321.html

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Washington state representative who serves as a ranking Republican on the State Transportation Committee may be an unlikely proponent of a tax that would require everyone who buys a bike for more than $500 to pay a $25 fee.

His reason for supporting the tax, however, is raising some eyebrows in the Northwest biking community.

Rep. Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) said in an email to bike shop owner Dale Carlson that, “since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Washington state representative who serves as a ranking Republican on the State Transportation Committee may be an unlikely proponent of a tax that would require everyone who buys a bike for more than $500 to pay a $25 fee.

His reason for supporting the tax, however, is raising some eyebrows in the Northwest biking community.

Rep. Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) said in an email to bike shop owner Dale Carlson that, “since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
Of course he is, he is insulting the stupid lib politicians that want to tax everything.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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Of course he is, he is insulting the stupid lib politicians that want to tax everything.
You really think he was being sarcastic? His e-mail sure didn't seem like it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Washington state representative who serves as a ranking Republican on the State Transportation Committee may be an unlikely proponent of a tax that would require everyone who buys a bike for more than $500 to pay a $25 fee.

His reason for supporting the tax, however, is raising some eyebrows in the Northwest biking community.

Rep. Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) said in an email to bike shop owner Dale Carlson that, “since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”

Must have been a relief to you. Now you don't have to bend over backwards to defend him.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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You really think he was being sarcastic? His e-mail sure didn't seem like it.
I think he is being sarcastic. I think he is pretty much mocking liberals since they want to go green by building bicycle lanes everywhere, and tax drivers to pay for them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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I think he is being sarcastic. I think he is pretty much mocking liberals since they want to go green by building bicycle lanes everywhere, and tax drivers to pay for them.
BS. He just got done explaining how bikers need to pay their fair share for road use so it doesn't all fall to car drivers.
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BS. He just got done explaining how bikers need to pay their fair share for road use so it doesn't all fall to car drivers.
It's kind of like the brady campaign explaining how it is better for a woman to be raped rather than shoot the attacker.
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