So I had a friend link this story to his FB page. I read the title and laughed. I read the story and laughed.
That was yesterday!
Today I penned this e-mail to the Assemblyman who is the brainstorm behind it:
I truly hope you find better causes to pursue in the future rather than trying to get $300,000 of revenue for New York State via a ridiculous bike licensing program.
Here is an idea - why don't you and your fellow lawmakers cut your staff size and reduce all the non-necessary staff in Albany and all other local government locations. I am guessing that this will save the state more than the $300,000 annually that this law is supposedly going to make for New York State.
I really wish you were in my district because I would personally see to it that you have no chance of re-election. Based on the work you are doing attempting to get this law passed I find it hard to believe that there are not more qualified people available to do the job.
Here is another idea - why don't you pass legislation that makes it illegal to drive a car of distances less than 3 miles. You could create a license that gives you special permission to drive your car less than 3 miles for $26.00 annually. That would get you more income for many years to come because most constituents would sign up for that license out of laziness.
Have a great day.
Some people need to find better things to do with their time. Too bad he is not a local politician and good thing we don't have bike lanes in the Western New York area ;)
Have a great day and get out there and ride your bike. It is sunny and 35 in Buffalo today. Glad I commuted to work!