The war on cheap groceries

It’s bad enough that the idjits in Silly Council have driven Wal-Mart to take their ball and go home, ensuring that NYC families will continue to suffer smaller selection and higher prices when shopping for groceries. Now Assemblyman William Colton wants to ban plastic grocery bags from “large” supermarkets throughout New York State. Since Gristedes chairman John Catsimatidis estimates the plastic bags cost about a penny apiece while the paper bags cost 3-4 times as much, expect the end result to be higher grocery bills for everyone. And if you’re like my family and re-use your grocery bags as wastebasket liners in your apartment, add in a new expense (and more petroleum products consumed) after you’re forced to buy new garbage bags at the store.

1 comment for “The war on cheap groceries

  1. April 11, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Reminds me of a story I heard about a ban on foam cups for hot beverages. Apparently older people have less fat on their fingers so regular paper cups burned them. I think the story indicated many seniors resorted to using two or three regular cups to get the same amoutn of insulation. Foam cup? Several paper cups? Who knows which approach was the best for the most people? Government bureaucrats dont – the free market does!

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