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'Bag tax' is bad policy [Letter]

More and more taxes are taking a toll on businesses and citizens. Baltimore's proposed 10-cent tax on plastic bags is not sound government policy ("Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee," Jan. 21).

We should encourage people to clean up litter, as they are the ones creating this problem. Baltimore should do what other jurisdictions across the country have done to reduce litter: Empower people as entrepreneurs by having a 10-cent redemption on bottles and paper products.

This would help the homeless become green entrepreneurs where they can turn trash into cash.

Roger Campos, Baltimore

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