While driving home late last night, I heard a commercial (on an L.A. station) urging residents to vote against a bill that is being proposed. If it were to pass, beginning in July of 2011, there would be a 25¢ tax on every bag that you get from a store; paper, plastic, etc. Now there is some fine print, and there are occasions when the tax wouldn't apply, but that's not what I'm getting at.
Here's the question: How many bags per week do you think your family uses?
The commercial said that the passing of this bill would end up costing families an estimated $400 a year in bags. That seemed like a lot to me, so I started doing the math.
$400 divided by 25¢ (per bag) equals 1,600 bags.
1,600 bags (per year) divided by 52 weeks equals approximately 31 bags per week.
I have sons, and we eat a lot, but we don't come anywhere near 31 bags per week. So I'm just curious...do you? Is that an accurate number or is it an exaggeration by people who don't want pay for bags?
Your thoughts? Comments?