Monday, October 7, 2013
Leave the Bicycles Alone!
Full disclosure -- I'm not a bicycle rider, don't own a bicycle and never even learned to ride one really well. Also don't climb mountains, but that's a whole 'nother story.
Note to GA Legislators: Please leave bicycles alone! The word is out that they want to issue bicycle licenses for $15 each and fines of $100 for anyone who doesn't have one. Damn, this world is over-regulated. It won't be possible for a teenager to ride his bicycle to school without looking over his shoulder to see if there are blue lights flashing.
Another way to soak citizens. License, tickets, fines. Makes me sick to my stomach. Let something be free for God's sake! And free of red tape. The simplicity of a bicycle is one of its attractions. I say -- leave it that way!
Our lawmakers are so into raising money from every possible corner. This is over-doing it. Stop!! Go back to looking at the crooks and corruption, the sex traffickers and the people who don't pay fair wages. There is a lot of work that needs to be done without milking bicycle riders.
And while you're at it, legislators -- put medicaid into play for all the poor people in Georgia who are being deprived of needed medical insurance because you can't get off the political soap box and recognize real need. The federal government will pick up the tab. The only problem is -- YOU!!!