Peak stupid

Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker Green Party

It seems that, from July 1st this year, a business can be fined up to $100,000 for handing out a plastic bag. quote.

Businesses caught handing out plastic bags?to customers after July 1 could face six-figure fines.
The Government announced in August plans to?phase out single-use plastic shopping bags, later opting?for a ban after feedback that included 9,000 submissions. Ministry for the Environment documents?confirm?that rule-breakers could be fined up to?$100,000, depending on the seriousness of the offence.?end quote.

Dreadful. A plastic bag. Think of the damage a plastic bag will do. Just think.

I have… and I can’t.

However, this government, so intent on restricting harm caused by plastic bags, wants to:

  • Go soft on crime, including releasing many prisoners
  • Legalise cannabis and go soft on personal use of other drugs such as methamphetamine
  • Give residency to drug dealers (Karel Sroubek) in preference to hard working people
  • Make parole easier to get
  • Open the borders to Islamists who promote Sharia law… quote.

… and yesterday, it was revealed that the Greens will not support a bill for tougher penalties for people who laser strike planes… even though they put hundreds of people at risk of death or serious injury.

  Stuff end quote.

This is our government.

How exactly did it come to this?