Skip to comments.Want Plastic? It Will Cost You 5 Cents (except people on food stamps)
Posted on 02/08/2011 5:01:27 PM PST by matt04
If you don't bring your own bag when you shop for groceries, it could cost you a nickel for every disposable plastic or paper bag you fill.
State lawmakers from the Environment Committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss a bill calling for proceeds to be collected to go toward municipal recycling programs.
Reusable bags, bags used to cover dry cleaning and those used to protect delivered newspapers would be exempt from the fee.
People on food stamps would also not be charged.
They had all kinds of dangerous chemicals provided by America’s slave colony, Red China.
Oh no equal protection under the law either charge all or none.
But charging food stamp recipients the extra nickle would upset them and possibly loose their votes, so they won’t. It is also somehow racist. The specific reason is TBD by “civil rights” leaders.
They do this in Europe. Seems their way of life, including Obamacare, and carbon trading gets pushed here by the left.
If you’ve ever shopped at ALDI stores, owned by a German supermarket corporation, they charge for bags. I shop there because their prices and quality are usually good. I just grab a few of the cardboard boxes that they leave out when they put out the groceries. ALDI also charges a quarter to release your shopping cart, which you get back when you return the cart. This same company is also a majority owner of Trader Joe’s, which doesn’t charge for bags...yet.
Its good that the moocher class doesnt have to pay the bag fee...if they did, then not only would I have to pay for my bag fee, but also the bag fee of the moocher
In the end, Marxism and the Unions/Welfare State will cause war...in BK and utter chaos, nobody can eat gub’mint cheese.
They’re called “Tee Shirt Bags” at Sams. They sell them in boxes of 1000 for a lot less than 5 cents each. I have 4,000 as insurance here in Houston. Should the ban arrive, that stock will go up to 10000 (at least).
Why paper? They're biodegradable.
True. Also, one of, if not the largest supermarket chain in the state offers a 5 cent discount if you use a reusable bag of any type.
And let’s not forget that they will need a way to enforce this. It doesn’t sound like he store will pay the fee base on the number they purchase, you will at the POS. Therefore, the state will need inspectors to do undercover inspections to make sure they are charging the fee, also at taxpayer expense. So much for “recycling,” most likely for more state employees.
New York is trying to outdo Connecticut in that regard.
As far as I know they haven’t put a bag tax on yet.
But I haven’t shopped in New York for food because the state taxes are too high.
I shoud clarify, New York doesn’t tax food items that they consider important.
But there are plenty of other things they do sneak taxes onto.
So, looking for quick bucks? Smuggle plastic bags into the state. They’ll tax at purchase, which means that $18 box of a thousand bags will run $68. Sell your black market bags for $45 a box, make $27 a box.
I love my reuseable bags, easier to carry can get more in them and I have them put meats and frozen food in a plastic bag before going into the cloth one. I get 5 cents off for each bag I use. No charge for the plastic bag.
I'll take it a step further.
NO FOOD STAMPS FOR FAT PEOPLE !!!
LOL so true
I met a guy when I was up north who was from Nigeria Africa and he was on business there.
We got talking and he told me that the fat people in his country are rich because they can get food but the poor people are thin because they cannot get food.
Here in America the fat people are poor and the rich people are thin.
just nearly spat my drink over my keyboard reading that, it is so true
I remember those paper sacks. Would topple over, rip and everything rolls out. If that didn't happen, the bottom would fall out and the mayonaise jar would break.