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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Now a Democrat statewide tax on bikes

Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes
  • Democrats are only interested in four things: more taxes, taking your guns, killing babies in the womb and importing illegal aliens.

(Washington Times)  -  In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches.
Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers.
BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step in the wrong direction.”
“We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally friendly, most efficient and most economically sustainable form of transportation ever devised by the human species,” Mr. Maus said.
Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier blasted what he described as Ms. Brown’s “endless obsession with finding new and innovative ways to take money out of the pockets of Oregon taxpayers.”
“She just continues to view the people of her state as nothing more than a piggy bank to fund her efforts to impose job-killing policies,” said Mr. Currier in a statement. “Now add anti-healthy, environmentally-unfriendly policies to that list.”


Anonymous said...

You are looking more as tax addicted socialist europeans .
Trying to create a hellish earth on taxes , and spending , for vote purchase , trading off , social perks and else.
A common real strife on them .
Playing God .

Anonymous said...

Over here we got a 1 € tax per head of a tourist enter our city airport , and motels ...
dogs won`t pay , or other pets
it was a socialist city council aprove law