The Campaign Spot

A New Federal Tax You Could Choke On

My congressman, Jim Moran of Virginia, has introduced “the Plastic Bag Reduction Act of 2009 which would place a 5 cent fee on grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, take-out food bags, retail bags and service station bags, starting January 1. Under the proposal, that fee would escalate to 25 cents starting January 1, 2015.”

No plastic bags for takeout? He deserves to be pelted with last week’s Chinese.