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Friday, May 6, 2016
5 Cents Extra
Little did I suspect that a City Council vote the other day will mandate a 5 cent extra charge for every plastic bag gotten at the check-out counter. Sorry, I don't frivolously use these bags, but use them for getting rid of refuse and garbage in my apartment, as I'm sure many New Yorkers do. Now I will have to think of different strategies. 5 cents here, 5 cents there, adds up to dollars a week. Thanks, City Council. Now just to give myself a 32% pay raise as did recently the City Council.
The Guilty who voted yes:
Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Donovan J. Richards, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Daniel Dromm , Mark Levine, Corey D. Johnson, James G. Van Bramer, Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Laurie A. Cumbo, I. Daneek Miller, Ritchie J. Torres, Antonio Reynoso, Rosie Mendez, Fernando Cabrera , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Andy L. King, Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel R. Garodnick
They should never hold public office again. But you know that. And most people will vote for the way they have always voted, so nothing changes and the screwing will continue.