“If I am not mistaken, a cyclists has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt, defending a bike tax under consideration as part of a larger tax plan. He later apologized, calling his comments “over the top.” (via officialssay)
Today in Congressmen making arguments that make you throw up your hands in frustration. (via shortformblog)
He also later admitted he hadn’t actually compared the CO2 output of a car versus a person breathing. YOU DON’T SAY.