First They Came For The Plastic Bags...
A little while ago, over at the Humboldt Herald, there was some discussion of a local proposed ban on plastic shopping bags. I pointed out that the same people who propose banning plastic shopping bags often propose banning paper shopping bags, as well- Los Angeles is in the process right now of trying to ban both.
Well, just as with first going after the socialists, now they want to ban even more things with the San Jose City Council seeming pretty much determined to ban styrofoam food containers. My guess is the next target will be the #1 clear plastic cups many beverages are sold in. After that, who knows?
What's remarkable in all this is none of the proponents of these bans give a damn about how many manufacturing jobs will be lost as a result. Thousands of jobs lost just from the plastic and paper bag bans alone. I'm sure thousands more likely lost as more and more cities ban polystyrene. But that's ok, we're told, they can all switch to making other food containers...until we decide to ban that one.