Bicyclists Already Pay Their Fair Share, or: Idiotic Oregon Senator Larry George Fails to do Independent Research, Proposes Yet Another Bike Tax.

Here are the main reasons why I didn’t return to WBE after taking a hiatus for gradschool.

  1. Biking, juggling, and playing guitar is more fun and more fulfilling that writing for WBE.
  2. Being a teacher takes a lot of time.
  3. I think the rate of progress for bikes in this city, state, and country is embarrassingly and pitifully slow, and I can no longer be all “sun shiny” when reporting bike news.  The advocates who work tirelessly for things like bike lanes on Willamette are awesome, but I can no longer report on issues like that without making the obvious comment that if it weren’t for all the anti-bike assholes in this town this wouldn’t even be a debate, and those assholes can all go screw themselves.
  4. I’m tired of yelling into the damn wind about shit like this.  I’ve posted about how stupid a bike tax is before, and now I’m having to do it again, because apparently Senator George is too stupid to use Google.

Without further ado: Why people who think bikes don’t pay their fair share, and want to tax them, are stupid idiots.

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