NJ Dem Proposes.....Bicycle Tax?

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    Did the Greenies think they were going to save money by going green? Nope, they're just gonna' pay all the taxes that fossil fuel burners used to.

    Haha! Jakes on them! :lol:
     
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    New Jersey is suddenly overrun with bikes?

    Who knew?

    :lol:
     
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    So they can't respond to your 911 calls, but they can track your stolen bicycle?

     
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    Idiocy
     
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    that´s funny.

    our green party, which is rising at moment, here just announced that they will enforce a rich tax of 1,5% each year on capital for the next 10 years.

    other countries, other conventions. But somehow funny.
     
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    What do you expect from the type of people want to tax when we Breathe Out?
     
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    it's interesting that the D next to her name wasn't even mentioned until the end of the article. it certainly wasn't the lead.

    can't you discuss ideas other than doing that?

    if you didn't, i might say i thought the idea was goofy...


    or i might not.

    wouldn't it be more interesting to find out and have a real discussion than do the usual hack dance of no you aren't, yes you are...
     
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    I think what's getting missed here is that Jersey is looking for ways to raise revenue. What they really should be doing, according to conservatives, is cutting expenses. They already have New York paying for their access to the city via tunnels, bridges and trains..maybe they should hit New York up for their snazzy homes, snow removal and garbage collection.
     
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    The whole reason that the government can require fees as well as regulate features in vehicles is that they use public roads, and thus if you want to use said roads, you have to follow said regulations.

    Going by this reason, what is the real difference between bikes and cars? Both are vehicles, and both when used to commute/travel use public roads. By logic the state can require certain features on the bikes, just as the cars, and can require thier registration/inspection to assure that the rules are followed.

    I would, howver, say having to register bikes used by kids, or bikes for recreation, such as in parks, or on non roadways is pretty stupid.
     
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