The Representative asked the guy to tell him what taxes are being generated by the act of riding a bicycle? As if every action a human being takes should be taxed by default. What is wrong with saying, the act of riding a bicycle genrates zero tax revenue?
On the other hand, most bicyclists pay sales taxes on the bike, bike accessories, bike maintenance and repairs. In addition, most bicyclists also own a car and pay sales tax on the car, states tax on the fuel for the car, and car registration fees. Perhaps the guy could write the Representative back and ask for a tax refund for the days that he rides his bike instead of his car.
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