Oh my God. This state lawmaker from Washington State is a raging idiot. I mean, over the top stupid.
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.”
GAAAHHHH! Really?! Good gravy, would someone please educate these hooples on greenhouse gasses?
(By the way, if the money from the $25 went towards new bike lanes and bike highways, I’d pay double.)
(via Josh Dobbin)