Nanny Nick taxes bags [update 3]
National Cabinet Minister Nick Smith intends to impose a new tax on the modern world’s cheapest, cleanest, most efficient form of packaging: the supermarket plastic bag.
As Liberty Scott says, Nanny Nick is just “the Green Party's Cabinet Minister in drag.”
UPDATE 1: Good to see opposition around the blogs:
- “I thought Nanny had got the sack!” says Fairfacts Media.
- “Fantastic Plastic” says MacDoctor.
- “Has the government not realised that Nzers are sick and tired of government telling them what they can and cannot do in their daily lives. It will be just like the light bulbs and showers issue,” says Whale Oil.
UPDATE 2: Susan points out the obvious to Fairfacts:
"I thought Nanny had got the sack".
Whatever gave you that idea? John Key thinks Nanny State starts and stops with lightbulbs.
Hate to say we told you so, but your blue glow was always decidedly mauve ...
And from Cactus: “Nick Smith pollutes New Zealand with yet another stupid namby-pamby idea
Save the world - one plastic bag at a time. Spare me the gibberish.”
UPDATE 3: "Just like a bad sitcom National has its own token greenie, MP Nick Smith," says Madeleine.