~ Pros and Cons: A Newspaper Reader’s and Debater’s Guide to the Leading Controversies of the Day, John Bertram Askew, 1899
Pro: …. (2) A Bicycle Tax would add enormously to the revenue, and, if levied directly, be no harder to collect, say, than that on dogs.
Con: …. (4) If imposed, the tax should have been levied many years ago. It would now be extremely unpopular, and no Government would care to introduce it.”