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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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