Politics As Usual, It All Comes Back to Our Limp Legislature
posted by April 7 at 15:30 PMon
ECB started a shitstorm last week when she gave good Slog to Mayor Nickels for his grocery bag tax. The shitstorm? It’s apparently unfair to the working class.
Perfect, two progressive constituencies (environmentalists and The PEOPLE) pitted against each other while the system, the MAN!, has at us.
Here’s how to avoid the whole problem—after all, I’m not sure twenty cents (which probably will hurt struggling families)—is simultaneously enough of an incentive to make people get cloth bags or scale back on grocery store bags. I guess they could try buying fewer bags of Funyuns and cans of Manwich.
Anyway, here’s the way to go: Do what the legislature proposed doing, but then chickened out on, earlier this year: Outlaw the bags. That way, no one’s paying extra and no one’s using the bags.