Thursday, May 21, 2015

If WI GOP retreats from new tax on bicycles...

And there are signs that peculiar bit of retrograde stupidity may be even too much for Walker and His Band of Legislative Toadies, but don't forget that Scott Walker's DOT earlier talked about further rebranding Wisconsin as Backwardsville by adding a hefty new $50 annual license fee on the owners of energy-saving and pollution-abating hybrid and electric vehicles.

Who says that idea is really dead? After all, taxing bike is a surefire way to stick it to Madison, but taxing hybrid has a special appeal to conservatives who organize their lives and politics around stereotyping and misunderstanding other people.

And don't put it past them to assign new wheel taxes to skateboards, roller blades and wheelchairs. 

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