The politics surrounding poor people is always interesting. When it’s in someones interest to fight for them, they do. When they aren’t, they won’t. I won’t leave myself out of that. I do it, sometimes. But, I find it curious that The Times is protesting the “twenty cents for a plastic bag” because it’s bad for poor people. Via ECB:
Nickels says we need to recycle kitchen waste and stop using plastic and paper bags to help the environment. The rub is, citizens are not rewarded. A rate increase pinches an already strapped lower and middle class.[…]
Leadership should find a way to make the numbers work better. Seattle is becoming a very expensive place to live.
Poor folks are poor, not stupid. To think they can’t handle a rule change is nuts.
The Seattle Times as “crusader for the poor”… that’s funny!