Democrat in N.J. wants kids to cough up $10 registration fee for bikes

I’m not kidding. Anything to collect a fee for the state. If you are walking on a sidewalk, you’re using town or state resources, should we also require a plate be attached to our back-side? Maybe require official state inspection of bicycles? Yeah … that’s good for another $10 … gotta ensure those bikes are safe to ride.

In my neighborhood, they can’t even get the kids to wear their helmets.

Goodness grief.

The bill, introduced by Democratic New Jersey assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker of Essex, requires owners to register bikes with the Motor Vehicle Commission for $10 dollars a piece or face fines up to $100. A license plate would be issued and will have to be displayed when riding on public roads. Plates would be valid for two years.

My guess is they will clarify this law would not apply to children once they realize how stupid it is, but why should those of us who simply ride our bike on public roads for exercise or pleasure be hit with a tax?

It’s simple, some of these Democrats thinks if it moves, breaths, eats or dies it needs to be taxed.

5 replies
  1. NMSDad
    NMSDad says:

    Perfect! Then they can unionize school safety patrol officers and demand an "A" be given to them on up to 20 sick days/year.

     

  2. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    She <a href="http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110113/UPDATES01/110113031/1203/COMMUNITIES/NJ+lawmaker+backs+off+requiring+bike+licenses&quot; rel="nofollow">withdrew the bill yesterday.

    If it became law, I wonder how long it would have been until the towns and cities used the information to apply property tax to the bicycles?

    Other than being another fine example of liberal loonacy, the whole issue is moot….I'll bet Chris Christie would have vetoed it.

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Tim, that had to be one of the all-time greatest movie scenes ever made. Thanks so much. Now, for the post Cleopatra Tucker? You've got to be kidding.

  4. Marilyn
    Marilyn says:

    All footwear should be assesed  a 3% public use tax. After- all, at some point they will come in contact with public surfaces.  If you choose to go barefoot, both feet shall be assessed the same tax.

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