Paper Or Plastic? A Taxing Question

Remember the good ‘ol days when grocery stores gave you the choice between paper and plastic bags for your goodies? Those days are mostly gone as stores now bag everything in plastic — and that has the nanny-state tree-huggers in California rarin’ for a fight.

It’s not that they want the paper back, mind you. They just don’t want people hauling groceries in plastic any more. One legislator wants to tax the bags to make people think twice about using them.

Yes, you heard that right, a plastic bag tax. The idea is so bizarre that I don’t even know what category to apply to it in this blog.

So I guess it’s time for a new one: “Stupid Taxes.”


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