miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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Horses for Courses

Article in the newspaper mentions that the Queensland Horse Council is upset that their members are being asked to contribute to work being done on the state's bridleways. "Mums and Dads will be left to raise 50% of the cost of major works to keep their kids safe."
Obviously no-one's told these people that this is a user-pays society. Car owners pay registration and fuel tax, both of which fund the state's road network. Boat owners pay licence fees which contribute towards the cost of keeping the waterways safe and useable. Why shouldn't horse owners pay something towards their chosen form of recreation? Why should the average taxpayer be expected to subsidise their hobby?

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