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Originally posted by slank
I would prefer that America's legacy not be "the biggest producer of garbage", which we are.
Originally posted by WeBDeviL
This is stupid...
17 Cents a bag? Unreasonable. This will only HURT S.F.'s economy - drastically.
I've done the math on this folks, this is a horrible, horrible mistake if passed.
Sure, I'm all for cleaning up the environment, but this is DEFINATELY the wrong the way to do it.
Why? Well, let's do the math, shall we?
There are [aprox.] 800,000 Shoppers PER DAY that USE 3 - 4 Bags of groceries. In addition to this 800,000, you have [aprox.] 250,000 MORE PEOPLE from OUTSIDE S.F. who shop in S.F. - DAILY.
So, we have roughly 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE, spending anywhere from 51 - 68 cents extra.
But, for the sake of easiness, we'll take 0.59 (59 Cents), and multiply it by the average daily customers in S.F. (800,000), and then multiply it by the days in the year (365).
This is an INSANE amount of money. INSANE.
Let's see if I did this right - I believe this works out to 172,280,000 (172 MILLION 280 THOUSAND dollars)
[edit on 25-1-2005 by WeBDeviL]