California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags in retail

Jun 5, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chain Store Age

New York City The California State Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill would make California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic and paper bags from being handed out free of charge at supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and liquor stores.

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Bill Rose Knows Whats Up

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2012Missy Tempkin wrote:
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This could become the next "Fear of the Month" item for, say August. There could be millions spent on training a new breed of cauliflower sniffer dogs and creating a fleet of specially equipped drones to search out photograph and destroy buildings and gardens somewhere near to suspected unconfirmed grow sites and spy out anyone suspected of harboring or carrying cauliflower. A great new arm of the "Fear this Now" industry could make greater fortunes for the already fortunate. Flight delays and long lines are expected and unfortunate "mistakes" will happen as we undertake the never ending cauliflower sniff challenge. The secularites will rage at the believers and the politicians will blather and fart making no sense or meaningful act and the dome will be filled with senseless rhetoric and rights will just have to be given up to save us. Sigh.
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IS THIS GONE TO HAPPEN? I DONTT EVEN EAT NO CALIFLOWERS> THIS IS PROOFS THAT WE GOT to get away. The blessed reverend has asked that we all move our money to a special fund that will be used to get us all to BRASILL where we can live in paradise as the constitioun promises. I am willing to go if god commands and the blessed reverend speaks for god. DO NOT SECOND GUESS GOD, it makes him MAD AS HELL>
Fees or Taxes

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The rule or rather the ruse is that Republicans don't call these increases in the cost of public services taxes.

They call them tolls, or fees, or tuition increases.

But they are taxes by another name.

And they are all regressive taxes taxes that disproportionately hit working people and the middle class.
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Got this site wrong
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Just look what Glendora, California did, they covered up their crimes of losing tax payers money so they raised fees (aka taxes) and still don't provide the services they once did before they lost most of it on a Ponzi Scam.

The rule or rather the ruse is that Republicans don't call these increases in the cost of public services taxes.

They call them tolls, or fees, or tuition increases.

But they are taxes by another name.

And they are all regressive taxes taxes that disproportionately hit working people and the middle class.
ano

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You Californians think y'all are so perfect....go to Texas where the real men and women play in the sticks
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Muslims/Islamizes don't respect women.

Must be a BAD religion, too!
fran whyte

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ano wrote:
You Californians think y'all are so perfect....go to Texas where the real men and women play in the sticks
Lush Bimbawe says that texans keep their sticks hidden where the sun dont rain so folks wont laugh at 'em. I dont know what he means but it sounds funny and is easy to remember.
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Something good new for 2013;

Californians who contact the state's new health exchange to buy insurance will be given the opportunity to register to vote if they are not already and or update their mailing location.

This logical move that some (all) Republicans fearful that this could benefit Democrats, looks like the Republicans are running scared again!

Since: May 13

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I sometimes take my own bags.
Ronald

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I sometimes take my own bags.
HereAndOverThere.

Apparently you reside in what remains of "free America". If you lived in radical Council controlled Long Beach, the Government would require you to either bring disease spreading reusable grocery bags to Council controlled Grocery stores, or otherwise, you would get slapped with Lowenthal grocery and goods bag harassment taxes.

In this home of one of the most extremist of the incredibly expensive radical taxpayer funded universities, there is no such thing as being provided free grocery bags by competitive-minded non-union grocers. Be forewarned though. The so-called "Long Beach cancer" has metastasized. It is expected to eventually spread throughout California, and possibly throughout the entire nation.

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We got to bring back the orginal 1959 rules for 501(c)4s.

The 501(c)(4) tax exemption was written for civic groups engaged in efforts to beautify a town, for example, or to build a stadium for a school, or to encourage interest in the arts - social-welfare effects that improve a community at large. Partisan politics should not be part of that picture.

Corporations are not people and they can not vote!
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Well, people on food stamps don't pay for the bags upfront. Yes, there is a built in tax but what is it? how is it justified. Apples that were $1.00 each are now $1.10. They don't say the .10 is for the bag tax. So, in the end we pay for the labels, the containers, shipping, storage and tax on already taxed items. Go figure.

P.S. People on Food Stamps don't pay for bags. This pissed my working sister off.
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Honest Americans need to bring back the orginal 1959 rules for 501(c)4.

The 501(c)(4) tax exemption was written for civic groups engaged in efforts to beautify a town, for example, or to build a stadium for a school, or to encourage interest in the arts - social-welfare effects that improve a community at large. Partisan politics should not be part of that picture.
Ronald

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Babydoll wrote:
Well, people on food stamps don't pay for the bags upfront. Yes, there is a built in tax but what is it? how is it justified. Apples that were $1.00 each are now $1.10. They don't say the .10 is for the bag tax. So, in the end we pay for the labels, the containers, shipping, storage and tax on already taxed items. Go figure.
P.S. People on Food Stamps don't pay for bags. This pissed my working sister off.
Babydoll.

Yes. You are right. The voting majority of Long Beachers - pay for their groceries with expensive taxpayer provided food stamps, the so-called EBT "wealth transfer" card. Revolutionary Long Beach Council wrote a "loophole" into their so-called Lowenthal grocery and goods bag harassment tax law requiring Council controlled unionized grocers to provide taxpayer supported food eaters with "free" grocery bags. Presumably, the cost of those "free" bags is built into the price of overpriced groceries that the taxpaying minority must pay. Here is a link to the law that sets precedence for revolutionary Council using ever more punitive expanding tax law to intrude more and more into the grocer - food eater relationship.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/azkqelq

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Planning Commission Regular Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:00 PM Notice of Cancellation Print PDF Agenda

Oversight Board Regular Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:00 PM Notice of Cancellation Print PDF Agenda

Just how do these fools plan on running a city if they keep canceling civic meetings?
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Has, Love has won out over hate?

It appears so, France has become 14th country to in the world to allow gay marriages.

“tickle your pickle”

Since: May 13

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Why don't we just reuse bags until they've torn and become worn out? That's what I do, haha.
Ronald

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Why don't we just reuse bags until they've torn and become worn out? That's what I do, haha.
methylonely.

Yes. That would delay the inevitable. The only problem is that reusing grocery and goods bags of any kind results in the spread of dangerous life endangering pathogens. True, used plastic bags are less porous than are most dangerous - but currently trendy - Government approved "reusable" bags, and therefore they are less dangerous to the health of children and our old folks, but the danger still exists.

Because I believe in manipulative "democratic" principles, I welcome the inevitable forthcoming inane remarks that will shortly be posted by the room's resident taxpayer supported schizophrenic.

Ronald
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Fell free to post the same annoying stupid stuff over and over again.
Ronald

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Fell free to post the same annoying stupid stuff over and over again.
Stuffers.

Thanks for checking in. I was worried that you might have OD'd on expensive taxpayer provided "medicine" last night.

Ronald

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