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FloridaSteve 12-06-2004 07:38 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
I think his assumptions are a little out of whack due to his tinfoil hat cutting off the circulation to his brain.

Bob_in_NJ 12-06-2004 08:09 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
So.......pissed.........off.......Can't.......type .....%*(^&*(()$$%

pdad13 12-06-2004 08:27 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Wow, so glad to see that the social engineers are alive and well down under. Gee, Mr. Newspaper man, what are the social costs of putting the entire motorcycle industry out of business? Not to mention turning Austrailia into a totalitarian state.



I would say that this reeks of European socialism, but I'm not even sure Europe would ever consider something like this. They love their bikes too much.



What's next, the return of the UK-70's-style Nanny State?

Buzz_Waloch 12-06-2004 08:30 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Silly me. I thougth taxes were a mechanism for the government to raise revenues, not to conduct social engineering.



I feel so betrayed! Am I being naive?

seruzawa 12-06-2004 09:27 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Food for thought for anyone who thinks that helmet laws will keep the safetynazis at bay.



No need to tax them bikes of existence. Just have the govt confiscate them. It's for the public's own good y'know. Who can argue with that?

jungkvist 12-06-2004 09:36 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
As far as any of us know, this could have been a Letter to the EditorÂ…In case you didnÂ’t notice, the piece wasnÂ’t bylined.



ItÂ’s also a good thing to remember that Op-Ed-Columnists are the journalistic equivalents of loudmouthed drunks, down at the end of the Bar.



Having said that, if the person who wrote this piece is a legitimate Columnist, my only hope is that the good people of Australia have the good sense to drag the writer into the street and set fire to him, then sell his family into slavery. After all, if this column reflects the writerÂ’s idea of fair editorial writing, then I think that the punishment should be just as fair.


jungkvist 12-06-2004 09:43 AM

Re: Newspaper suggests taxing motorcycles off the road
 
Sorta makes ya wonder if Kpaul has relatives down under...Couldn't resist :-)

jungkvist 12-06-2004 09:45 AM

Re: Be careful Buz.
 
Hey, Kpaul! You got relatives in Austrailia? :-)


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