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Can smugglers still cashing-
in on Michigan refund

Detroit News, by Alanna Durkin

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/23/2013 3:54:05 PM

Lansing — Michigan lawmakers want to crack down on can and bottle smugglers they say are scamming Michigan for undeserved recycling refunds, corrupting a generous 10-cent per container payback policy once infamously portrayed in a "Seinfeld" episode and which beverage officials now claim costs the state millions of dollars annually. "Seinfeld" characters Kramer and Newman failed miserably in their comedic attempt to cash in on the refund, when they loaded a mail truck full of cans and bottles in New York and attempted to drive them to Michigan. But lawmakers say it´s a serious problem,

Comments:
The Green religion requires extreme dedication from its adherents. In this case, the rites and rituals of recycling at any cost.

Article mentions one beer distributor who lost $25,000 last year on excess can refunds.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/23/2013 4:07:35 PM     (No. 9192695)

IIRC this was the episode Newman destroyed Mr. Peterman´s golf clubs purchased at a JFK auction. Would the same tragedy occur to hussein´s clubs?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: volksford, 2/23/2013 4:16:53 PM     (No. 9192704)

The enviornment doesn´t end at the Mich state line..pay up you pikers or shut up ! You should be happy that you are doing your part to keep neighboring states pollution free.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 2/23/2013 4:38:31 PM     (No. 9192726)

We´re taking home 500 dollars a man!

--Newman and Kramer

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kathleentexas, 2/23/2013 4:58:36 PM     (No. 9192741)

Here´s a thought. Change the bottle deposit to 5 cents. Or better yet, get rid of it. See? Problem fixed!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jfodoch, 2/23/2013 5:14:01 PM     (No. 9192752)

Or let them take the empties directly to for-profit recyclers, and they will be redeemed by the pound. Google Waste management. Lots of people needing a little cash do this, and it helps cut down on the amount of trash along our roadways in Arkansas.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grounded, 2/23/2013 5:34:36 PM     (No. 9192768)

In these parts, you frequently see inmates in their orange jumpsuits on the side of the road performing their "community service" by picking up trash, including recycleables. I´ve alwys wondered who´s getting the cash for the salvaged alumininum cans, etc. It is also fairly common to see Dumpster Divers scavenging recycleabes out trash receptacles all over town. Welcome to Obama´s America.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/23/2013 5:53:59 PM     (No. 9192783)

How is this different from allowing millions of illegals to cash in on our welfare benefits and healthcare system?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/23/2013 5:59:51 PM     (No. 9192788)

We have recycle bins, and a can deposit law. If you put a deposit can in the recycle bin, the town redeems it--if the trash pickers don´t get to your recycle bin first.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Shadow722, 2/23/2013 6:00:04 PM     (No. 9192789)

LOL, liberals are always confused by the unintended consequences of their policies, like: can smugglers, cigarette smugglers, and new soon to be high capacity magazine/firearms smugglers.

Liberals hate it when resourceful Americans cash in on their stupidity.

Look no further than Prohibition in the 1920´s.....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 2/23/2013 6:24:46 PM     (No. 9192806)

Enter the Law of Unintended Consequences. When the British were ruling India some administrator placed a bounty on cobras. People began raising them for the bounty. When the program ran out of cash and was terminated everyone with cobras on hand just let them loose. The bounty resulted in more rather than less cobras.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/23/2013 7:09:13 PM     (No. 9192842)

If Government cannot even keep track of PEOPLE who are in the Country without valid paperwork ( notice how P.C. I am being in respect to those Democratic members of Congress who do not want certain designations used ), how in the World can they track CANS which are in the wrong state without valid identification.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provide, 2/23/2013 7:20:25 PM     (No. 9192853)

The stores in border towns near deposit states get the deposit refund cans too. Helps with the gas prices.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/23/2013 9:32:26 PM     (No. 9192944)

Thanks to ObamaKare we will soon see doctors, nurses and medical specialists being transported from state to state to evade government restrictions on their fees and to provide their services to individuals who can afford to pay them what they are worth.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/23/2013 9:42:21 PM     (No. 9192953)

Oh? And the Leftists Greenie Commies did not think this would happen when they drove this law through the legislature? Gimmie a break!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/24/2013 4:57:27 AM     (No. 9193081)

When it´s the day to put out the recycling bin, all the can pickers are out way before the recycling truck.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: berthabutt, 2/24/2013 10:16:42 AM     (No. 9193431)

Grew up in Michigan when the can return began. It made a huge difference the the amount of trash/empties left behind from all the visiting fishermen, hunters & beach-goers. Was also a boon to teens with no job to round up bottles to fill a gas tank. Why can´t the bottlers & distributors designate the barcode to disallow a return from outside their region? Toledo, OH or Michigan City, IN shouldn´t be making or selling pop in Michigan popcans. Derf!

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