Politics Re: Plastic Bags Banned in …. China.
posted by February 27 at 9:42 AMon
Rep. Maralyn Chase’s bill to do away with non-recylable bags died in the state house in January—she only had three co-sponsors and no co-sponsors from supposedly hippie-dippie Seattle. Sigh.
(“Josh! You idiot! Don’t you get it?! It’s not good to have Seattle legislators sign on to the hippie dippie stuff because it makes it look like Seattle is being pushy and forcing its left wing agenda on the rest of the state and that just dooms the bill! It’s better if Seattle legislators just keep their names off that stuff because then it has a better chance to pass.”)
Hmmm. Okay. That worked.
And what if the rest of the state pushes its agenda on Seattle?
Say Seattle or King County simply tried to keep its hippie-dippy agenda to itself…oh, you know, like if KC passed rules that required fast food stores in King County to prominently display detailed info about the food.
No, no, no. The state legislature decided this session that the County cannot pass health rules that are tougher than state rules.
1) Rep. Maralyn Chase’s bill to ban non-recylable bags died because it didn’t have many co-sponsors.
2) Seattle legislators shouldn’t add their names to bills that would do things like ban non-recylclable bags because that would doom the bill.
3) Seattle shouldn’t push its agenda on the rest of the state.
4) The rest of the state can stop King County from enacting health rules in King County.