The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Nickeled and Dimed

Feb 6, 2012

Going shopping in Montgomery County? Bring your own bags or pay 5 cents. Virginia wants to charge 20 cents per bag. Washington, D.C. already charges a nickel per bag. It’s just a matter of time for Prince Georges County and everywhere else. No more free trash can liners or lunch bags.

And all the money that they get from bag sales is supposed to go to cleaning the Anacostia and Potomac rivers.

But don’t hold your breath for a cleaner river – unless of course you are standing next to it.