From Political Outcast
posted on by Philip Hodges
We recently reported on states “raising money” through gas taxes in order to fund lawmakers’ pet transportation projects. One of those states mentioned was Washington. In a recently proposed transportation package, higher gas taxes were put forward as well as a bike tax on those cyclists who don’t pay their fair share for the roads on which they ride.
In spite of the fact that only about 4% of the Seattle DOT’s budget comes from the gas tax and the fact that even bikers pay taxes that go to fund roads and highways, liberal lawmakers in Washington state still insist on bikers’ paying a bike tax to cover all the repairs in the roads caused by bicycles. Never mind the fact that a road’s wear-and-tear from a bicycle is infinitesimal compared to that of a typical car. . . . Read Complete Report