Friday, October 03, 2008

Trashing the Bicycle Commuter Act

Bicycles are in the headlines today, but not in a good way. Bicycle Commuter Act is tied into the Tax Bailout Bill lumping bicycle commuters with Rum Makers and tax breaks for NASCAR.

They are labeling the Bicycle Commuter Tax Break as Pork, does this mean that Transit Check and commuter parking benefits are also Pork?

The cost of the federal government is expected to be about $10 Million a year, far less than the 2003 expense level of $136 Million a year for commuter parking benefits and $114 Million for Transit Benefits.

Rush Limbaugh ranted about this yesterday.

CNN report