I read that McCain has proposed some ideas to improve energy efficiency for transportation:
"The Arizona senator proposed a $300 million prize for whoever can develop a better automobile battery, and $5,000 tax credits for consumers who buy new zero-emission vehicles."
Because bikes are zero-emission vehicles, how about if my next bike purchase is eligible for the tax credit?
I'd have a difficult time buying a bike over $5000, but some of you fancy pants could spend $5000 and not even have the bike fully equipped. If this sort of tax credit became reality, what bike would you buy that would eat up that $5000? I'd start with that sweet Schwinn Continental sitting on the Hiawatha Cyclery showroom. I'd have $4900 left to spend. How about a Surly Big Dummy equipped with a Stokemonkey.
I'm just dreaming though. Tax credits will never be applied to bicycle purchases. These proposals are intended for the traditional auto industry.
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