Brad Gerstman talks to the Weather Channel about New York City's plan to force stores to charge 10 cents for plastic bags.
"It's telling that the same folks who led the charge to bring Wal-Mart, and it's anti-labor, anti-women policies, to New York City, are leading the charge to put Scott Stringer in City Hall.
David Schwartz of Willets Point United Inc. opposes the development plan of Sterling Equities (owned by the owners of the New York Mets) and Related Companies, during a rally held in Willets Point across the street from Citi Field on July 8, 2013.
David Schwartz: “This mayor and this council has created the largest black market we have ever seen. This black market in cigarettes rivals the drug trade. Opportunists have taken advantage of the system and they are buying untaxed cigarettes in this city and they are selling them all over the place,”
Brad Gerstman, spokesman for the New York Association of Grocery Stores, said the proposal "sounds like apple pie" but in reality will "increase the black market for cigarettes."
Mayor Bloomberg’s latest attempt at a nanny New York City has reached an all time low. Targeting the experimental nature of underage smokers the Mayor’s innovative plan of “hide and seek” contends that if cigarettes are not visible to children, they will simply forget where such products are being sold.