Monday, March 4, 2013


He CAN'T be serious

Okay so he is

Anyone remember the old Beatles tune that's been redone  over and over again?  One of my favorite versions is the Stevie Ray Vaughn version but...lyrics....perpend...
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.

And if you want to be a bit healthier and more energetic; buy and ride a bike? yep we'll tax that too.

From a Huffington Post article...
"As the Seattle Times notes, Washington's bike tax was part of a 10-year, $10 billion transportation package that was introduced in February by state House Democrats -- legislation that would also impose a tax on purchases of cars, trucks and gasoline. The bicycle tax is expected to raise $1 million throughout a 10-year period"

So for a measly million dollars you're going to make people pay a penalty for wanting to get out there and exercise?  Or for you "greenies" out there...he's wanting to tax you for doing the right thing and going green, as much as possible.  I personally think "going green" is a crock of crap...but that's my personal opinion on the matter.  So for all you bikers out there. feel free to call this moron, AND the morons who presented this particular bill, and tell them to shove it up their ass.  OR you can pay all the absurd fees and taxes that are a part of this bill.

You're  I'd call and tell them to stick it up their ass.

And the recant sent to the editor of the BikePortland blog:
First of all, let me apologize for the carbon emissions line of an e-mail which has caused so much concern within the bicycle community. It was over the top and I admit is not one which should enter into the conversation regarding bicycles.
Although I have always recognized that bicycling emits less carbon than cars, I see I did a poor job of indicating that within my e-mail. My point was that by not driving a car, a cyclist was not necessarily having a zero-carbon footprint. In looking back, it was not a point worthy of even mentioning so, again, I apologize – both for bringing it up and for the wording of the e-mail.

Rep. Ed Orcutt.
Second, please understand that I have not proposed, nor do I intend to propose, any tax – and certainly not a carbon tax – on bicyclists. There is little in the Democrat tax proposal that I support. However, the one aspect of the Democrat tax plan that has merit is their proposed $25.00 tax on the purchase of any bicycle $500.00 or more. I am willing to consider this because I’ve heard requests from members of the bicycle community that they want more money for bicycle infrastructure. The idea of bicyclists paying for some of the infrastructure they are using is one which merits consideration.
Since I have heard concerns about doing this via sales tax due to the impact on bicycle shops, I am very willing to work with the bicycle community to determine an appropriate way to enable bicyclists to pay for some of the bicycle-only lanes and overpasses. It is my intent to seek out your advocates in Olympia to see if there are other ways to accomplish this.
Again, I do apologize for the carbon line in the e-mail and any confusion it has created. I look forward to working on reasonable solutions to the problems cyclists are having with infrastructure.
Representative Ed Orcutt
20th Legislative District

Again...the HURTS.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

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