Where have you traveled besides Somalia?Our Government is not telling anyone how to bring their food home. Not allowing the store to give bags away for free is not telling you anything. It is telling the store. Your crying about your pennies and the Government, then save your pennies and bring your own bags. Your products will cost less, if the savings are passed to the consumer. Go to another country and see what our world is realy like. It is very ugly, dirty,overpopulated. Everyone on this planet has to share the land and air, everything. I Bet your ass has never even left the USA. The Australian's can't buy bottled water. In most countries you can't drink water unless its bottled. Americans are spoilded brats. Sometimes its the Gov't job to protect us from us. How many people can sleep in one bed. Soon you have to change the sheets, will there always be enough? Even recycling uses resources, they are not infinite. Selfish!