Lead paint is dangerous. Styrofoam doesn't recycle. They aren't comparable.
There are tons of things that are unhealthy but it isn't the government's job to tell us what we can and cannot consume. It's funny how willing some people are to get pushed around in the guise of consumer health. Hell, we can't even tell people on food stamps they can't buy unhealthy crap but I can be told what I can and can't buy with my own money? Bull.
Giuliani cleaned it up. Bloomberg dumbed it down.
While I agree that styrofoam is evil, that genie is out of the bottle and as mainstream as one-use plastic bottles....
Let's look at the real issue here.....
forcing vendors (hot dog cart/coffee guys all the way up to brick and mortar stores) to abandon styrofoam is going to increase their costs, which in turn will increase the cost of the item....
Look at a simple 12 oz. coffee cup:
Styrofoam 1000/cs $50.30
biodegradable "eco cup" 12 oz 1000/cs $117.17
the difference between .05 a cup and .12 a cup....
That is a 133% increase in material costs for a simple cup of cofee...
The same can be said for all carry-out items.
the little guys will be hit the hardest when they have to start raising prices to make up for the costs of the new mandate.
The consumer pays in the end.
when will the fools in these librat bastions realize that their self-professed "betters" are legislating them into the poor house?
Why is it that the right insists on characterizing our government -- elected by us, comprised of people chosen from among us -- as if it were an occupying alien force?
Sure faciltates the creation of bogey men, doesn't it?
- Soda and salty food ban - dumb
- Smoking ban - applaud
- Styrofoam - Not sure I care either way. If it's not environmental friendly then I'd go along with a ban.
Questions - Why would someone be OK with a smoking ban and also want weed legalized? The two seem to be in contradiction to me. (I don't know Bloomberg's stance here. It's just a general thing I've noticed on some people)
How so? Absolutely no hyocrisy.$20 says you're pro-choice too. Oh the hypocrisy.
Why shoud we, the tax payers, be financially burdened in helping to support the unwanted fetus? Because the Pope, or ultra-conservative Christian groups says we should? Similarly, why should the rest of us have to (indirectly) support the medical expenes of the chronically obese? Finally, if you ask someone in your country, what fraction of the road/highway budget goes towards picking up litter, etc....I think you will be very surprised at the answer. We, as tax payers, directly pay for those who throw their fast food waste along the road....coffee cups, food wrappers, and yes, styrafoam containers. We pay for the clean up. In a perfect world, they would keep that chit to themselves, but the reality is, many don't.
Again, in the utopian, isolationist world you subscribe to, these happenings don't affect the rest of us...yet, in the real world that most of us live in, they do.
Last edited by slapshot; 02-14-2013 at 12:22 PM.
Napalm was very popular in my war....many lasting side effects.On another note, if you mix gasoline with styrofoam it makes a gel like substance similar in appearance and function to napalm.
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