Republicans have been manhandling the legislative agenda for 30 days now and it's pretty clear what their priorities are. 750 odd bills later (and some of them are downright odd) the middle class is still waiting on a little relief.
Meanwhile, hot on the heels of the Congressional celebration of styrofoam, freshman Senators Thom Goolsby and Buck Newton have prioritized the repeal of the ban on plastic bags at the outer banks.
Is this a kick-a-hippie bill? A jab at Marc Basnight's legacy? The bidding of some shadowy plastics cabal? Who knows-- but it sure as heck shouldn't be the priority of two Senators who don't even represent the three counties affected by the ban (Currituck, Hyde, and Dare).
That's actually happened to me before
Well, it wasn't a whole bag, but I have munched on some salad leaves that had a little piece of shrink-wrap stuck to them. ;o
The details of what the bill proposes to repeal
The bill is here.
It basically says a bunch of (oil) industry crap, then proposes to repeal North Carolina's general statutes quoted below.
I wish someone would ask those senators that don't represent districts where the ban is in effect, why they are signed on to this bill.
Senator Newton (Nash and Wilson counties), what are you doing as a primary sponsor of this bill?
NC's General Statutes:
Is the kindest word I can offer to describe these jerks.
Note: Comment edited for propriety.
Currituck, Dare, Hyde counties -- any others?
I may be reading this incorrectly, but does this ban cover any other counties -- or parts of counties -- except for Currituck, Dare and Hyde?
If not, why would senators from counties other than Currituck, Dare and Hyde sponsor this bill?
That's the question to ask.
If the above is correct, Senator White is the senator -- the only senator that represents those 3 counties -- that should be the lead or not on this local bill.
That's Chris Christie's body
He's the only politician who wears a suit that looks like there might be a turtle shell under it.