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Bicycle Tax in Oregon
Topic Started: Jul 17 2017, 10:27 PM (263 Views)
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In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state legislature’s approval of the first bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches.

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Anyone wanting a cheap bike can get one under $200. And if you don't want a cheap bike a $15 surcharge on your $700+ bike isn't a huge deal.

This is why a libertarian future of smaller government is a good idea. Legislators get paid take tax money to produce more legislation, and most legislation is freedom deflating bs.
Biking makes my lower back and knees hurt. I'd rather run if exercising or drive if I'm going somewhere. But I bike as much as I do because it's cheap ecological tranport.
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