Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fenty Gives The Finger to The Anacostia

Adrian Fenty, our esteemed mayor, is trying to appropriate the revenue from the bag tax to go to the general fund.


To quote myself, July 8, 2009:

"The chances of the revenue from this actually going to clean up the Anacostia river, instead of paying for trips to Dubai and fur coats for OTR employees, is probably about zero. Do you really think that this "fund" will go to pick up trash in the river when we can't make the annual budget ends meet? Yeah, right."

As my numerous rants on the subject should make painfully clear, getting rid of bags might help a little, but what the river really needs is money. Goodbye, money.

How come if we have a bag tax, we're still left holding the bag?


Malnurtured Snay said...

You know, I don't mind the bag tax so much, but at least use it for what you say you're going to use it for. Hey, Fenty, the bag tax didn't cost you my vote, but you trying to appropriate the $$$ from it just might!

lacochran said...

Jeez. That sucks.