posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 07:54 AM
Originally posted by jimmiec
If having to purchase a license and pay for registration,insurance were a federal requirement then i would say it is not fair. However, the city you
are in was apparently petitioned to build bike trails, etc, by the citizens that wanted the infrastructure for it. That cost money and the bikers
should shoulder the responsibility for that cost. Not the people who don't ride bikes.
Hey jimmiec, I like the boxer pic in your avatar, we got one and she is the best dog we ever had!
I'm quoting you here only to illustrate my point and not to disagree with you or to single you out.
IMO, it seems to me that when government, be it city, county, state, federal, whatever, collects revenue (taxes and tickets) for specific projects it
just tosses it into the general fund where it eventually gets misappropriated. No proof on my part, just opinion based on what I've seen on the news
and heard from other people that claimed to know.
Basically they use any excuse (like bicycle lanes) to keep the general fund full and then borrow from it for other projects that go over budget. I
doubt that the government is reporting exactly how the money gets used when they issue a report, but how it should have been used based on how they
said they were going to use it.
Sorry, no pics or proof here, just my personal opinion.