Hand out bags, not taxes [Letter]

A 10-cent tax on plastic bags will harm the poor and small businesses in Baltimore City ("Bag tax economics," Jan. 22). The Baltimore City Council should consider giving households in the city bags to use for shopping instead of punishing people with a tax!

Excessive new regulations and the new tax will create more hardships for small businesses. This will force small businesses to close or move to another jurisdiction.

M. Link, Baltimore

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