Blah, blah, people in Seattle are using their reusable bags to steal groceries. That's what the main focus of an article from Seattle. I think. I didn't get past the first graph. Whatever, how does that affect me? What does affect me: they're only charged a nickel for each bag!
When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around. (seattlepi)
A nickel!? And here we are spending double that. This is an outrage. Think of how many dozens of cents we'd be saving. So, not only is one of the most liberal cities in America forcing corporations to make more money off us, but they're making us spend twice as much as our bretheren to the North.
If the purpose of charging per bag is to affect people financially, it means either we here are not as progressive and need more incentive to save the environment, or everything must cost half a much there. It must be the second one, right? There's no way those grunge-thumpers want to save the damn trees more than we do.
So, that means, in Seattle coffee is only a dollar, gas only two. Sounds magical. Going there must be what it's like for British tourist who come here.