Enviromoonbattery has come full circle, like the wheel of a bicycle:
Washington state Senate Democrats recently produced a $10 billion transportation package which supports a raise on gas taxes, car tabs, and even a $25 tax on bicycles that cost more than $500.
In an email to Dale Carlson, owner of Bike Tech in Tacoma, Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), a member of the State Transportation Committee, defended the idea of a bike tax by saying, “Sorry, but I do think that bicyclists need to start paying for the roads they ride on rather than make motorists pay.”
“When you are riding your bicycle, tell me what taxes are being generated by the act of riding your bicycle,” Orcutt said to the Seattle Bike Blog.
All human activity should generate taxes. Our moonbat overlords need the money to buy votes from parasites.
Yet Orcutt’s main support for the tax comes from his belief that riding a bicycle is worse than driving a car for the environment.
“A cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride,” he said.
All human activity causes global warming, therefore all human activity is bad. This is another reason to tax it, which is what social engineers do when they want less of something.
Some even feel that this could open the door to a carbon tax on breathing. A New York Times op-ed from 2007 said that “right now, everyone is using the atmosphere like a municipal dump, depositing carbon dioxide free,” also suggesting that the government should start charging for the “privilege” by imposing a carbon tax.
Why not? The triumph of moonbattery means that there is no longer any limit whatsoever to government greed or tyrannical absurdity.
On a tip from Cargo Pilot.