My Petition To Stop NYC Council's Propsal For A 10 Cent Charge On Plastic Shopping Bags
The NYC Council has 19 members so far that are in agreement to impose this outrageous "Retail Tax". This undoubtedly will be a financial burden only for the so-called middle class. Our Senior Citizens Living on a fixed income who do not receive Food Stamps. It is not really a tax that will be going to help our seniors or our children, in fact, the city will not benefit from this imposed tax, instead the "Retailer" will receive it. I have never heard of a tax that would only benefit the retailer and not the city or the state. This proposed action is totally outrageous..
Those who are on food stamps or the wic program are exempt. It discriminates against the middle class. We Are The Working fools that will pay.
Most importantly, using a cloth bag will undoubtedly cause cross contamination between meat and fresh produce The Food Markets that we shop at, already have overpriced food items, now they want to charge us to put the food in a plastic bag. This is truly the meaning of "insult to injury"