The modus operandi of liberals is to confiscate consumer products that work and saddle us with inefficacious replacements – usually brought to you by their corporate cronies. That’s why they’ve banned Thomas Edison’s light bulb and replaced it with the curly french-fry bulbs supported by those with the best lobbyists. That’s why they seek to ban cars that aren’t paper thin and don’t work on 54.5-miles per gallon of gas. That’s why they have infringed upon our right to purchase ethanol-free gasoline. That’s why they seek to ban the plastic bag and replace it with…who knows?
The main threat to our freedom to choose plastic bags is coming from state and local governments. Many state legislatures are considering bans or taxes on the use of plastic bags in stores, while a number of local governments have already implemented these anti-liberty restrictions. Two years ago, D.C. implemented a 5-cent per bag tax on both paper and plastic bags. Earlier this month, The Beacon Hill Institute, a phenomenal free market think tank, conducted a study on the deleterious effects of this nanny-state tax. Here are the key findings:
So how exactly does a plastic bag tax create jobs?
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