Here is an edited version for your review - enlarged I hope enough for you to be able to read it. BTW - letters to editor need to be under 150 words.
The Supervisors voted to ban plastic bags in large grocery and drug stores. Then they showed off their canvas shopping bags.
This is another straw on poor people’s backs. The old, sick, blind and handicapped must now carry a canvas bag to shop. Do supervisors regularly carry home groceries from Safeway in the rain, pushing a wheelchair or feeling with a cane? Does the extra $.30 to be added to every grocery trip affect them?
Supervisor Jew tried to justify his dissent against the ban. His gut instincts told him it was wrong to add one more proscription on poor peoples lives and another small weekly expense.
Like a grocery bill - in life and politics it’s the little things that add up that hurt. I know of this personally as a blind HIV positive gay who is affected by the bag ban.
Phil Berg - Chair
Libertarian Party of San Francisco
address and phone here