Liberals, bless their hearts, always think they are working to improve the world.
The problem is that, too often, they are not really t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g.
Liberal “solutions” to “problems” are too often poorly planned, impulsively enacted, and they deliver not solutions, but more problems.
Case in point:
Libs believe that we must decrease our dependence in foreign oil
So far, so good.
But instead of drilling, we now have gasoline blended with ethanol, which is extracted from corn.
The Ethanol Effect: Food prices have skyrocketed, causing more hunger in Third World countries, as well as economic difficulties here in the U.S.
And now, another unintended consequence of liberal activism:
via The Daily Caller: Plastic Ban Leads to Nationwide Increase in Shoplifting Rates
On Friday, New Jersey Democratic operative James Devine was arrested for attempting to snatch $22 worth of merchandise from a local ShopRite pharmacy. Devine tried to smuggle lettuce, shampoo and protein powder out of the store, perhaps trying to hide the fact that he was about to make the world’s most disgusting salad. To avoid detection, he stashed the goods in a reusable grocery bag.
What seems to be just another edition of Democrats doing dumb deeds actually represents a nationwide problem. Thanks to laws in several major cities banning the use of plastic carryout bags in retail stores, there has been a spike in shoplifting incidents over the past couple years, a trend that business owners, law enforcement officials and customers have duly noted….
This suspicion solidified into disturbing data a year later on the other side of the country. When a Seattle ordinance banning plastic bags took effect on July 2012, 21.1 percent of surveyed Seattle business owners said that the plastic bag ban led to an increase in shoplifting problems. Seattle’s Lake City Grocery Outlet, for instance, had thousands of dollars worth of goods stolen that year….
Many cities have instituted plastic ban bans or taxes amid environmental concerns, though many policy experts are not convinced of the productivity of these laws.
“Moving consumers away from plastic bags only pushes people to less environmentally friendly options such as paper bags, which require more energy to produce and transport, and reusable bags, which are not recyclable,” environmental policy expert Mark Daniels said in a 2011 New York Times interview.
Sometimes an idea seems so right but is so wrong.