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Another moment of insanity courtesy of the AGW crowd — Bicyclers emit C02 and need to be taxed

Climate Change Proponents Hard to Take Seriously

Paul Roy — Guardian Liberty Voice — February 14, 2014

It sure is hard to take climate change proponents seriously when they come up with schemes like the latest proposal in the state of Washington. It seems Washington State Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) has actually claimed that bicycling is bad for the environment and wants to place a $25 fee on every bike sold in the state. His reasoning is riding bikes causes greater air pollution than riding in a car because the cyclist emits more of that evil CO2 from exercising. Since CO2 is considered a greenhouse gas, it is a pollutant and must be stopped. He made this comment in an email to a Tacoma bike shop owner.

Isn’t this just a little bit hypocritical, after all haven’t the alarmists been trying to force people to stop driving cars by taxing fossil fuels and throwing all kinds of taxpayer money at electric cars and alternative fuels? Aren’t these the same people who have been the greatest advocates for installing taxpayer funded bike paths as an alternative means to commute back and forth from work in order to decrease CO2 emissions?

True Orcutt has since apologized for his remarks claiming he was just trying to make a point that bicyclists do not have a “zero-carbon footprint”, but the original comment shows the true reason behind what they truly want and what they are really thinking. It is not about the climate, it is all about the money.

In his email Orcutt said it wasn’t fair that people driving cars are paying all the taxes for roads through gas taxes and cyclists should pay their fair share, after all think of all the wear and tear bicycles cause to the pavement. It’s a crime. The Washington tax would raise an estimated $1 million in revenue for the state, which of course would go only to improving roads and certainly wouldn’t be used for anything else. Right? Whether global warming is real or not makes no difference to the left, they only want more of the taxpayer’s money.  Continue reading here….

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One Comment on “Another moment of insanity courtesy of the AGW crowd — Bicyclers emit C02 and need to be taxed”

  1. roberta4949 February 16, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    cyclists drive cars too very few don’t drive cars so they pay gas taxes too, and sales taxes income taxes and city taxes and gas tax is added to the price for the goods we buy so directly or indirectly we all fund the roads.

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