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originally posted by: Phoenix
a reply to: Nyiah
Stop asking for "special" consideration and expense and I'll stop asking for it to be taxed and regulated.
Simple as that!
You want a free ride then take it as it is.
originally posted by: dreamingawake
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: seasonal
What whiners! They want to tax those who drive a car, but not themselves? Hypocrites!! Deal with it. Seems fair to me.
Oregon’s bike tax seems designed to address a familiar straw-man argument: that cyclists use streets without paying for them. Such a belief ignores the fact that all U.S. taxpayers pay for roads, whether or not they own cars—which most cyclists do. Furthermore, bikes’ physical impact on roads is close to nil. Some argue that bikes represent an infrastructure cost savings, in that they take heavy-bearing cars off the road.
*shrug* Property taxes are supposed to help with that as are taxes on the dollar. Paying twice already when it comes from car usage.
Legislators pushing the tax—an idea that’s swirled in Oregon, Washington, and other statehouses for years—“felt that bicycles ought to contribute to the system, bicycle owners ought to contribute to the system, irrespective of the fact that most of them also own a car,” Senator Lee Beyer, who helped write the bill, told Oregon Public Broadcasting in May.
Ouch paying three times to use the roads.
That' not even to mention in come tax. -Oregon 9.9%
How does anyone afford Oregon anymore? LOL
originally posted by: StephenLeClaire
All I see is a bunch of broke a$$ bicyclists and some lazy a$$ drivers. I work and I bicycle. Bring on the $15 for a bike over $200 With wheels over 26". Any children's bike is exempt. It's not an annual tax.... I don't see the problem with the tax at all. I do see a problem with motorists. Ripping into bicyclists not wanting to be taxed more than other people. No one wants to be taxed. S'why we had a damn revolution.