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  •  Bike riders don't buy gas... (2+ / 0-)
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    Hkpa, HeyMikey

    or not much gas, ergo they aren't supporting the oil companies. Republicans can't stand people who don't buy oil/gas, it cuts into their bottom line.

    Those who are willing to sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither. (Paraphrasing B. Franklin)

    by p a roberson on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 01:30:58 PM PDT

    •  BIKE RIDERS DON'T PAY TAXES! (1+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv

      No, I commute to work on my bike and don't pay gas taxes, directly. But wait a minute, I thought the Republican Modus Operandi was that "Taxes are bad" - so by riding my bike I am protesting the EVIL TAXES!

      Well but but but the gas tax is a good tax because it pays for the roads.

      OK then, if it's a good tax, let's DOUBLE IT!

      Well no no no it's already good enough to pay for the roads.

      I see, Mrs. Bachmann. When the I-35 Bridge collapsed in your home state, why was the reconstruction paid for via funds that did not come from the gas tax?

      OH! That was an EMERGENCY! The bridge fell down!

      I see. Why did the bridge fall down? Certainly not because the gas tax was too low to properly maintain the bridge?

      •  Now, now... (0+ / 0-)

        don't get yourself too excited, we wouldn't want you to start making sense. It all makes perfect sense if you don't think about it, and sprinkle "tea party magic dust" over everything.

        Those who are willing to sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither. (Paraphrasing B. Franklin)

        by p a roberson on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 04:48:50 PM PDT

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