“L.A. council moves ahead on ban of paper and plastic bags”

California Moonbattery again.

From the Los Angeles Times:

The council’s Energy and Environment Committee forwarded its strategy for banning bags at 7,500 stores to the full council, comparing the change to laws requiring seat belts or banning smoking in restaurants.

The vote occurred despite objections from workers at a plastic bag manufacturer who said their company would be devastated if bans are passed throughout the country.

“I will be losing my job, losing my insurance. Please take that into consideration,” said Norma Fierro, an employee of plastic bag manufacturer Crown Poly, whose managers had warned that a city ban could prompt the layoff of between 20 and 130 employees.

Councilman Paul Koretz said he expected that Crown Poly would need to eliminate only a small number of positions. And he compared the company to makers of horse-drawn carriages at the start of the 20th century.

“I’m the last one to allow for layoffs in L.A. city, and I fight them hard,” he said. “But I’ve never stood and said that if a job doesn’t make sense anymore, that we’ve got to keep that job.”

Yep, I’m sure that Councilman Koretz knows Exactly what shape Crown Poly’s finances are in. Businesses have been fleeing California for decades because of ‘Feel good’ actions like this.

No wonder the state is in such terrible economic shape.

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7 Responses to “L.A. council moves ahead on ban of paper and plastic bags”

  1. TaterSalad says:

    …….but what will Nancy Pelosi do when she has to carry all of her ill-gotten stock option dollars obtained illegally from insider knowledge trading and there are no bags to carry the money in?????

  2. Rich says:

    (snark on)
    Come now TaterSalad, Nancy is a traditionalist … as in a traditional devout practicing Catholic. And being traditional, she knows that sleaze/crooked/ill-gotten money is ONLY to be carried in brown paper bags. I am certain that Nancy would simply shudder at the mere thought of using plastic for such purposes.
    (snark off)

  3. Uke says:

    And people wonder why I cling to federalism the way I do. QUARANTINE THE SHIT OUT OF THAT DISEASE.

  4. Bman says:

    So I guess people will have to bring in pillow cases to pack their groceries in. This could be a big deal over at the pillow case factory.

    Paul Koretz is a fuckwad.

  5. James says:

    The enviro Nazis are doing this in Austin too. These are stupid people. These thin plastic bags are strong, and weigh nothing. I use them all the time for isolating garbage, paintbrushes, keeping grease out of the drain, wrapping food for work. These dummies don’t think these bags get used multiple times?

  6. Bman says:

    i use the plastic bags mainly tl put cat shit in when i scoop out the litterbox

  7. BarbaCat says:

    I use the plastic bags when I clean the cat’s litter box too…