Recently, Barack Obama promised bicycle enthusiasts he would be a pro-cycling president. That news shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the presumptive Democrat Party presidential nominee; after all, the whopping tax increases likely to accompany an Obama presidency will force many Americans to rely upon two-wheelers as their primary mode of transportation.
How will the “Obamessiah” be biker-friendly? The opening paragraph of an article published June 12 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News offers an overview:
Barack Obama, in a private 20-minute meeting with members of the Bikes Belong board of directors, told them if he were elected president he would increase funding for cycling and pedestrian projects. And the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also said he would support Safe Routes to Schools programs. [Click here to read the rest of the article.]
I can only hope the junior senator from Illinois doesn’t promise to be a friend of swimming pool enthusiasts. That kind of friendship might result in the installation of more backyard swimming pools, a trend that could leave even more Americans drowning — pun intended — in debt.