Skip to comments.Surprise! Democrats Call for Plastic Bag Tax
Posted on 01/18/2012 9:41:22 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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Surprise! Democrats Call for Plastic Bag Tax -- Bill would add $1 to a grocery bill for every five bags --
Democrats in Virginia are often fixated on the gas tax, but sometimes they do come up with other ideas. Like making it more expensive for you to take home groceries.
Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, and Del. Scott Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, have put forward a bill that would charge hard working Virginia families 20 cents every time they bring home a bag from the grocery store.
Why? It's not about money, according to Morrissey. No, he just doesn't like the fact that people use plastic bags and he think they should stop.
"The goal is not to raise revenue through this tax but really just to change peoples' habits," Morrissey said.
Never mind the fact that thousands of families recycle their plastic bags already. Or that some Virginia companies actively encourage recycling because used plastic bags are their raw materials. Or that some families actively reuse their bags around the house.
Democrats don't like plastic bags, therefore everyone should pay more for groceries. Does that make sense?
Virginia Democrats: Do it our way, or pay up.
Time to gear up and get busy.
The General Assembly is in session and they’re looking for ways to take more of your money.
First they wanted to save the trees, so they went to plastic. Now they want to save the plastic, then they want to force the use of cotton bags. So we have to wash them and wste the water used to do that.
I wish they would just leave well enough alone.
Most democrats are brain diseased.
Expect to see much more dog crap on your walks.
I hop they plan on using the money to sterilize reusable bags between uses so people will quit getting sick from them.
Reusable bags are expensive, have to be washed between every usage (which means they use more natural resources over their lifetime than plastic), and transfer harmful bacteria to your food.
Plastic bags are cheap, recyclable, and are sanitary.
So, which one are the greenies behind? I swear, sometimes I think the greenies are making the wrong decisions are purpose. Nobody could be wrong this consistently due to pure stupidity.
A conservative thinks it’s dangerous to ride a bike without a helmet, so he wears a helmet.
A liberal thinks it’s dangerous to ride a bike without a helmet, so he tries to pass a law requiring all bike riders to wear a helmet.
They think they are better than the rest of us. They think they are little gods.
I’m not really surprised at this. Personally I prefer the paper bags, they were so useful for many other things once you got them home. And the plastic ones get used for used Cat litter. So it all works out I guess.
Time to go back to paper bags in VA.
Plastic bags were not that great idea to begin with, Wasnt that a ‘save the trees’ idea?
cotton bags. So we have to wash them and wste the water used to do that.
No need for that, that water contains valuable and
nutricious grocery molecules, save it for soups and
stews, or bathe in it, researchers have found that
regularly bathing in grocery water promotes smooth
skin and removes blotchyness.
So grocery stores are supposed to keep track of this and mail the taxes into the government? Idiotic feel-good nonsense.
The moral busy bodies are at it again.
I use paper bags... just doing my part to keep a lumberjack employed....
A liberal thinks its dangerous to ride a bike without a helmet, so he tries to pass a law requiring all bike riders to wear a helmet.
Well said. Personally, I would approve of a tax on plastic bags if our representatives would agree to put them over their heads.
Democrats playing to type: LYING THIEVES!
What bugs me are baggers who only pu a couple of items in a bag. They use twice a many as needed. They are much stronger than most people think.
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