• A bag tax is a money-grab by politicians, grocers and union honchos

    Politicians, grocers, unions and special interest groups that benefit from bag taxes and bag bans want you to believe that they are acting to help the environment and reduce pollution.

    That is a smoke-screen. The truth is this is about lining the pockets of these elites at the expense of middle class and working class families.

    Take, for example, the recently-enacted California state bag ban, SB-270. It creates a whole series of money transfers from California’s families to special interests.

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    A bag tax is a tax on pet owners and the elderly

    Bag taxes and bag bans transfer millions of dollars from America’s families to special interests that support these laws. But some groups bear even more of the brunt of these laws.

    Among those harmed the most are dog owners. More than 40 million American households include at least one dog. And millions of those dog owners reuse the plastic bags they receive while shopping to clean up after their pets. The need to clean up dog poop does not disappear once politicians tax or ban plastic bags – it simply increases the cost of being a pet owner.

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  • Why not try freedom?

    We know that is a politically impolite question to ask nowadays but we’ll ask it: Why not try freedom?

    Just imagine an alternate universe. One that governed America for about 200 years.

    Imagine that instead of us dickering over whether a useful plastic bag should be taxed a nickel, a dime or banned; instead of choosing between a 20% kickback to the grocer, as in part of Maryland, or a 100% kickback as in the new California law; instead of a massive regulatory framework and $5,000 per day fines for a third infraction — instead of all this, imagine one word: FREEDOM.

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