Oregon Implements Tax On Bicycles. Even Tax-Happy Leftists Are Upset.

What’s funny about this is that the tax is supposed to fund improvements to roads, as noted earlier. But originally, the state passed a gasoline tax that would have done that. At that time, many Oregonians cheered the measure – saying that they would just ride their bikes and it wouldn’t affect them. But that meant not as many people were buying gas, it wasn’t getting taxed, and the money for road improvements never materialized. Hence, the bike tax –

  • Tooth&Claw

    People just don’t learn. Tax is theft.
    The Tax Poem
    Author Unknown


    Tax his land, tax his wage,
    Tax his bed in which he lays.
    Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes is the rule.

    Tax his cow, tax his goat,
    Tax his pants, tax his coat.
    Tax his ties, tax his shirts,
    Tax his work, tax his dirt.

    Tax his chew, tax his smoke,
    Teach him taxes are no joke.
    Tax his car, tax his grass,
    Tax the roads he must pass.

    Tax his food, tax his drink,
    Tax him if he tries to think.
    Tax his sodas, tax his beers,
    If he cries, tax his tears.

    Tax his bills, tax his gas,
    Tax his notes, tax his cash.
    Tax him good and let him know
    That after taxes, he has no dough.

    If he hollers, tax him more,
    Tax him until he’s good and sore.
    Tax his coffin, tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in which he lays.

    Put these words upon his tomb,
    “Taxes drove me to my doom!”
    And when he’s gone, we won’t relax,
    We’ll still be after the inheritance tax.

  • deplorabledave


  • Cat-astrophe

    This is just too damn funny.

    • I know, right?

    • Clink9

      You would have a heart of stone not to laugh.

  • DMB

    I can not only see this happening here in Canada but I predict it will however leftest’s will support this measure rather than be outraged. The reason is rather than encourage individuals from purchasing new bicycles from private sector businesses they will instead use government operated (metrolinx) bike sharing. This will be no different than the war on cars to encourage mass public transit usage. This way the public sector will further be enhanced at the cost of the private sector and Liberals, Socialists are all about expanding the size of the public sector no matter the cost.


  • Alain

    Putting aside the irony here I admit that I have said for a long time that cyclists should have to purchase a plate and pay a reasonable yearly tax along with mandatory insurance coverage the same as all drivers when they want to use the same public streets and roads. This has become even more imperative since they demand and keep getting all the special bike lanes and other benefits at the expense of all tax payers. I am not anti-cyclist and have my own bike, but I get sick and tired of far too many cyclists hogging the road even two or three abreast and giving me the finger when I honk for them to pull over in the bike lane so I can pass. Cycling has become another form of virtue signalling with all its arrogance.

  • Hard Little Machine

    $9/cup tax on Starbucks

  • simus1

    Raise taxes and harvest less revenue ?
    It is impossible. It can’t be !!

  • All of it is one gigantic laugh.

    I’m laughing right now.

    This is top-notch idiocy.

    • Clausewitz

      Looking at our governments they look at it in a way that if you’re riding a bike you’re breathing harder, therefore you are exhaling more CO2, therefore quid pro quo……….