Another gem from the Dems, a tax on bags.......

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    Jim Moron is a congressman from Virginia. He’s a Democrat. He’s been in Washington since he got out of college. He’s never held a job in the private sector.

    And he’s figured out a way to screw you.

    Congressman Moron is the author of something called House Resolution 2091 – the Plastic Bag Reduction Act of 2009.

    What Congresschimp Moron wants to do is put a five-cent tax on every “single-use carryout bag” used in the United States. What is a single-use carryout bag? It’s what they put your stuff in when you buy something at a store. A five-cent tax on every single one of them.

    Starting next New Year’s Day, you would pay a federal tax of a nickel a bag on everything you bought. Five years later, on January 1, 2015, the tax would go up 500 percent, to twenty-five cents a bag.

    What kind of bags are we talking? The bags your groceries come in. The bag your hamburgers come in. The bag your everything comes in. A nickel, and then a quarter, for each one. They could probably pay the federal deficit with the money they make off Wal-Mart bags alone.

    So if you went to McDonald’s to buy a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, the rancher who raised the beef would be taxed for selling it to the processor, the processor would be taxed for selling it to McDonald’s, you would be taxed for buying it from McDonald’s, McDonald’s would be taxed for selling it to you, and you would be taxed on the bag you carried it out the door in. I know McDonalds uses mostly paper bags, i can see this bill effecting them as well.

    Unless it was 2013 or after. By then, Congresstyrant Moron’s legislation requires the government to consider putting an additional tax on “food wrappers and containers.”

    In that case, you would also be taxed on the box your burger is in. Heaven help you if you got fries and an apple pie.

    In that situation, in 2015, you could pay a quarter tax on the bag, a quarter tax on the burger box, a quarter tax on the fries bag and a quarter tax on the pie container. That’s a dollar in packaging tax.

    Did I mention that Congressfag Moron is a Democrat? A 20-year-in-Congress, supporter of Obama, member of the leadership Democrat?

    With this garbage bill every store in America would have to inventory, track and account for all its bags to the IRS, WTF ?

    Anyway, here is a link to the bill, enjoy..........


    GovTrack: H.R. 2091: Text of Legislation, Introduced in House
     
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    bet he doesn't have an adult kid in diapers. I use up those plastic bags putting his dirty diapers in them.
     
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    Any excuse to take your money.
    Chicago has a 5 cent tax on bottled water. If you buy water in a bottle, you pay a 5 cent tax on it, doesn't matter what size the bottle is.
     
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    You should send the re-used bag s to him, to prove that they are not "single use".
     
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    It's another democrat plot to raise the price of tea in order to squelch the tea-bag protests.
     
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    well if it happens ill pay it.....cause i am not going to give into those fuckers who back this kind of shit......i will not use those little fucking canvas things they want you to use....wont do it.....
     
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    Bring in a kindergarten class to help haul your items to the car--one by one.
     
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    I don't see the problem. I'd prefer taxes on things that should be discouraged (like wasting plastic) rather than taxes on income and investments which should be encouraged.
     
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    Right, because that ( along with everything else ) contributes to global warming.

    Oh, that's right, global warming is a fucking hoax and this is a way to raise more money for bogus "research" and other sooper pet pork projects........

    So which is the bigger waste ? ....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The Leftists are counting on such apathy...
     

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