It takes a lot to get me pissed off, and this article disgusts me to no end: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/01/06/new-plastic-bag-tax-coming-to-a-store-near-you/#comment-264180
Plastic bag tax is long overdue. Bringing a bag or a backpack with you is not a struggle, and once you do it once or twice it becomes second nature.
Ireland still proves it right:
Paper: Recyclable, compostable, biodegradable.
Plastic: Clogs waterways, gets in our food, no recycling market, not compostable, not biodegradable.
American Chemistry Council and all plastics lobbyists: Get a life.