No pay, no say
Cyclists don't pay for roads: Debating "road tax" with the undebatable
Try pointing out that the average cyclist earns more than the average driver and therefore pays more tax.
And pointed out that of we're going by tax paid then why do allow the unemployed on the roads (or indeed give them education, healthcare etc)
Even gave the example that the tax paid by a keen cyclist like Sir Alan Sugar would likely dwarf that of thousands of motorists. But that still doesn't count because he's not paying the FEE?!?
Or, ask him what a fair road tax would be for cyclists.
I pay 120 quid a year on my two ton, 2.2 litre car which tears up the roads with it's 150bhp. My bike weighs about 25lb and develops one human power. So assuming we're just going on weight, that's £1.50 I should pay a year, which would be a lot less than the admin charge.
He's just cost us all money.
But that still doesn't count because he's not paying the FEE?!?
This is where you are wasting your time. The argument about cars and bikes is impossible because your adversary doesn't understand the concept of tax. You can't do the remedial work on a youtube comment section, but that lack of grasp on his part handicaps both your arguments. He thinks he's buying something. Paying a tax doesn't buy you anything.
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