ANOTHER TAX, ANOTHER TAX SPEARHEADED BY ANOTHER DEMOCRAT.
AND YET PEOPLE KEEPING VOTING FOR THEM.
BY DOROTHY PELLETT, FREE PRESS CORRESPONDENT
Taxing, banning, reusing or simply cutting down on their use — all are solutions up for debate as Vermont environmentalists search for the best solution, and the Legislature is poised to consider bag-tax measures in the upcoming session.
A bill before the House Ways and Means Committee would charge consumers 17 cents for each lightweight plastic bag they take home. State Rep. Johannah Leddy Donovan, D-Burlington, was the lead sponsor among 19 legislators on the bill, which was introduced last session.
“The 17-cent amount seemed significant enough to catch the attention of shoppers,” she said this month. “If we are going to change behavior, we must have a tax that is going to be meaningful.”
A tax that is meaningful? How about a stupid tax for every dumb idea our legislators come up with their tax rate goes up. That should discourage their communist thinking.