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
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
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
"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.