Thursday, June 04, 2009

Taxing Plastic Bags? You Gotta Be Kidding.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a 5 cent/per bag tax on plastic bags euphemistically called the "Consumer Plastic Bag Use Fee." I didn't think it was necessary to pay a fee to carry your groceries home. I thought the high price of groceries was enough of a fee. Apparently I was wrong.

Essentially this so-called user fee is an attempt to close budget holes made by a spendthrift city government that simply refuses to spend less money. This time they are masking their charade in an environmentally friendly package.

City Public Advocate candidate Alex Zablocki flagged this item, which is suspiciously not being reported on in the news. He has created a petition. Sign it.

And tell everyone you know about this madness. Enough with the stupid little taxes. We have enough trouble with the big taxes, thankyouverymuch.