posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 12:55 PM
I am not sure what concerns me most, the fact that there are people as utterly intellectually vacant as the official involved, or the fact that they
were able to get themselves elected in the first place.
Lets just think about this for a moment shall we? When one is on a bicycle, one is getting excersise, something which many people, living in the
modern world, and concentrating ninety percent of thier effort on keeping food in thier mouths, a roof over thier heads fail to do on a regular basis.
This failiure on the part of increasing percentages of the population of the US, and the UK for that matter, costs the governments responsible for
thier health care, enormous sums every year, not to mention removing some of that vastly proportioned swathe of humanity from the labour market, thus
further erroding the ability of that government to service the needs of its people.
The carbon emissions used by people who shirk excersise, by driving to and from the local store, even if it is less than four hundred yards from
thier own front door, or replacing regular ambulation with a mobility scooter, etc etc, represent a use of carbon fuel that is not strictly necessary,
which could be used to offset the total carbon useage of thier local government, and bring down costs across the board.
Furthermore, I HIGHLY doubt that the total emissions of cyclists come ANYWHERE near the total blown out by vehicles. Looking at whats been said, I
can only assume that the official in question wants more gas sold in his locality, so that his state can reap the tax rewards on fuel sales, and look
good to the oil companies. These are not acceptable reasons to be trying to curtail peoples use of an economically sensible, and healthy way of
getting around. I would hope that the sheer stupidity of the official in question, is as evident to those who have the power to remove him from
office, as it is to me.