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Bag Tax Causes Greater Mess for D.C.'s Fiscal Environment
ATR ^ | 2012-08-24 | Matt Blumenfeld

Posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by 92nina

[Thurs]day Patrick Gleason, Director of State Affairs at ATR, had a piece published in the National Review explaining a new study recently conducted by the Beacon Hill Institute that examines the economic damage done by D.C.'s bag tax since its implementation two years ago. From the new study finds that the D.C. bag tax will yield the following results by 2016: [Added full context of excerpt from the actual report itself, with the additions in parentheses.]

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: dc; economy; taxes; washington
New study demonstrates how the D.C. bag tax negatively effects local economy
1 posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:58 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

Our bag in SF, Nancy Pelosi, has been taxing us for years.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 9:51:17 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 92nina
New study demonstrates how the D.C. bag tax negatively effects local economy

That can mean only one thing, it's a liberal agenda.

3 posted on 08/28/2012 9:52:49 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Huskrrrr

Does she look even worse in person than on camera?


4 posted on 08/28/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

In Texas, we aren’t charged for bags. However, yesterday I bought cloth bags at Kroger to start using them. They were 99 cents each and I bought five. I alreay had one of their insulated bags for cold/frozen food.

Here’s what happened because they used my cloth bags and insulated bag for my groceries:

The bags didn’t fall over in the car and spill the goods all over as the plastic bags did. The cloth bags were easier to fit in the car.

When I got home, the groceries were still in the bags. The cloth handles on bags with a good amount of weight in them, didn’t hurt my hands the way the plastic handles did. I could carry in more cloth bags in one trip than I could the plastic ones.

Now, I have to remember to take the cloth bags to the grocery store. I put all of them into the insulated bag since it is larger than the other bags, and hung it on the front door knob. Now, I’ll see them before I go out the door.

Cloth bags are good - plastic bags are not good.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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Those cloth bags take 100 times more energy to make than plastic bags and you have to wash them all the time if you don’t want to get sick. Stuff your bags.............


6 posted on 08/28/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: 92nina

Don’t ask. :0)


7 posted on 08/28/2012 10:55:13 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Marcella

I hear you and agree on the bags themselves. And the plastic bags end having to be double or even triple-bagged sometimes. It’s these government instituted item taxes that are the problem.

The DC bag tax was sold to the public as going to clean up the Anacostia river, but all the money goes into the general fund.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

How long before the BAG costs more than the FOOD you could afford to place in it ?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 11:19:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Marcella
Now, I have to remember to take the cloth bags to the grocery store

You skipped the LAUNDRY part. Gotta wash those cloth bags, or all kinds of nasty germs will start breeding in them.

Probably better get another set of cloth bags, just in case the other ones are in the laundry hamper.

10 posted on 08/28/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Groceries like closed boxes, cans, won’t contaminate the bags. I’ll put a marker on a bag to use for fresh veggies or shrink wrapped meat and stick some of the many plastic bags I have, in there to put those items in before they go in the bag - that cloth bag will also get washed.

The cloth bags are much easier for me to use AT MY AGE.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 11:38:15 AM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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