Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) Blasts Bicycles

North Carolina representative Patrick McHenry speaks against the inclusion of bicycle commuter benefits in the Energy Bill. The benefit program would authorize bicycle commuters to deduct up to $20 per month for bicycle related expenses.



The good news is that H.R. 2776, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 did pass the house with the bicycle commuter benefit intact. It now goes into the Senate where it must be reconciled with the Senate version of the bill.

2 comments:

Andy B from Jersey said...

John,

Thanks for posting that one. The only one who's got his arse stuck in the 19th century is Rep. Patrick McHenry. He still thinks a bicycle is a Penny Farthing!

I wonder why it is that the other most technically advanced nations on Earth (Germany, Japan) along with many others are aggressively pursuing bicycle friendly policies?

Let's not get stuck in the 20th Century with McHenry and lets move forward with the rest of the industrialized world.

BTW! This is such typical Heritage Foundation dribble. They probably wrote his speach to Congress.

Andy B from Jersey

Anonymous said...

What a fucking idiot!