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Lefty Law of the Day: Albany Lands Blow Against Big Styrofoam (NY county)
PJ Media ^ | December 13, 2013 10:10 am | David Steinberg

Posted on 12/14/2013 10:15:23 PM PST by Olog-hai

In early November, the Albany County legislature voted 24-12 to forbid the use of styrofoam containers by county businesses with more than 15 locations nationally and at least one locally. Yesterday, it was signed into law.

This bill thus allows the continued usage of styrofoam by the majority of Albany businesses, but responds to an apparent wave of Albany County citizen displeasure with the menace of local corporations with at least 14 locations nationally and at least one locally that maybe sell soup. […]

Of course, New York State will suffer an immediate economic hit. In addition to the extra burden placed on these handpicked private sector businesses, New York has a large styrofoam manufacturer in Canandaigua which will suffer if New York City adopts a similar ban, as is expected. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: albanycounty; envirowackos; jobkillers; styrofoam

1 posted on 12/14/2013 10:15:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Styrafoam keeps your take-out food or drink hot or cold for a while.

Paper doesn’t.


2 posted on 12/14/2013 10:27:43 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Meanwhile that Idiot Andrew Cuomo is spending millions of our tax dollars to tell other states to locate their business in NY State! As if ! oh wait there’s a catch… depends on where you relocate and after 5 years you are screwewd.
Such a deal!


3 posted on 12/14/2013 10:36:58 PM PST by acapesket
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To: ltc8k6

Styrofoam also uses half the energy and far less water to manufacture then paper. But don’t confuse a Lefty with facts. It’s about his Religion and how Righteous it makes him FEEL....


4 posted on 12/14/2013 10:37:25 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Olog-hai
If the people of Albany want this sort of thing, that's their business. It isn't "leftist" for the people of a community to make rules for governing the place they live in.

Conservatives feel the same way about certain sorts of behavior. Is it leftist to declare public areas to be profanity-free or to demand that a minimum dress code be followed?

In my opinon the problem with the public's view of government today is that there's no appreciation for scale. Strong local and responsive government is fine for small communities and even necessary. A strong distant government that thinks it knows best for all is dangerous.

5 posted on 12/15/2013 12:09:47 AM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: freerepublicchat
But it is leftist, since it increases government control at the expense of freedom of choice. Not to mention, it subverts the federal law that guarantees a republican form of government to the states.

Conservatives, or at least those conservatives that agree with the Founding Fathers, believe in private morality, not publicly-controlled morality. That’s why John Adams said that the US Constitution cannot govern immoral, irreligious people—but it can punish them.
6 posted on 12/15/2013 12:22:54 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well said.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 3:04:55 AM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: freerepublicchat

A fair point but keep it local. It’s clearly designed to restrict McDonalds, Dunkin’ Donuts, Burger King etc. What business is it of Albany if a local business also has operations in Hartford, Pittsburgh, Dubuque, San Antonio or Stockton?


8 posted on 12/15/2013 3:09:10 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai
New York State will suffer an immediate economic hit.

At least there's some good news here.

9 posted on 12/15/2013 4:31:25 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Olog-hai

This ordinance will probably be overturned when it is discovered it can’t pass constitutional muster. Laws have to apply equally. They can’t pick and choose who gets to use certain containers.

Now, instead of there being less foam containers there will be much larger legal bills. The restaurants with more than 14 nationwide locations have lots more lawyers, time, and money than do the taxpayers.

They would be further ahead to spend the money developing cardboard or paper containers that keep food as warm as foam - then license the patent and relieve the taxpayers of the burden of the coming lawsuits.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 4:36:00 AM PST by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: Olog-hai

Did not make contributions to the party equals retribution


11 posted on 12/15/2013 5:16:51 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Olog-hai

The ironic thing is that a decade or more ago an archeological “dig” was done at a landfill. Styrofoam fast food containers were almost inconsequential. The most obvious strata was phone books. They could be used like tree rings to determine the age of the layer. New books issued by the phone company - old books into the trash.

In reality, Styrofoam fast food packaging is a non-issue.


12 posted on 12/15/2013 5:29:24 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: Hardastarboard

New York State will suffer an immediate economic hit.................. Nothing new, that’s all that has been occurring in upstate NYS since 2000, many of the towns that had factories, now have empty buildings. They are slowly closing one after another just like Michigan. As factories close, skilled workers can’t train others, i.e. a steel worker who no longer has a job, can’t train an understudy for it, as most factories did over the years of operation. Our economy is totally screwed up, is it any wonder why there are so many unemployed. Like Cuomo can cure NYS’s ills? Lots a luck with that. I foresee the state going bankrupt in the near future continuing the way it has. NYS is no longer an Industry friendly environment.


13 posted on 12/15/2013 9:54:12 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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