The Numbers Behind the 5-Cent Plastic Bag Tax

20090203-bag-qb.jpgMayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposed 5-cent plastic bag tax won't just apply to bodegas and supermarket shopping. “It’s going to be your candy shop, your Macy’s," said Jason Post, a spokesman for the mayor, according to the New York Times. The projected revenue for this “user fee” is $84 million. Enough to make you carry your own bags at all times?

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