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.

Tax Bicyclists For Exhaling CO2 When They Ride, Says Wash

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.

Here is his full email:

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3 Responses

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    Not surprising for a state that believes it owns rainwater.

  2. SERF says:

    Have these people who are now in the goverment ever been to school, have they not learned that co 2 is exhaled by all human beings and changed to OXYGEN by PLANTS and that this is not a ficticious poison gas but a gas that is nesesary for humans to survive. If bicicle riders have to be taxed for (greenhouse) gas, then they Must tax every single Goverment for Greenhouse gas release for all the bullshit they talk, which is a recognised greenhouse gas contributant.

  3. charles says:

    CO2 is the second most essential gas next to oxygen – co2 is what plants breathe – without co2 we all die of starvation – there is less co2 now than 100 years ago . Global warming is a fantasy of politicians – who swallow camels and choke on a gnat – one volcano produces more greenhouse gases than all of our industrial history. God is in charge of the planet and
    if the sun is to get hotter then it will but global warming will contribute nothing to this event.

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