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13 arrested in can scam?


http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/14214576/detail.html

how stupid can the country get? they jail people for recycling cans...




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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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Oh my. Is that even a crime??? I think they just don't like people making easy money.
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It is a crime if the cans or bottles were not made in Michigan. They have markings on them that say you can get money back. "MI 10c" - that kind of thing. It is in effect draining the money out of Michigan if the bottles and stuff are trucked in from outside states.

Here, the cans/bottles are weighed instead of paying toward each item.

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Michigan is trying to find any money they can get their hands on due to the fiscal crisis. This state has a balance budget amendment and they don't have enough revenue to balance it. The clock is ticking down to Oct 1st when the state will have to shut down many services.

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Holy ****. This is straight out of Seinfeld.
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They don't jail people for recycling cans. They jail people for trying to get their deposit back on cans they didn't pay deposit on originally. That's the scam.

What's stupid is the extent of this scam. It is right out of Seinfeld. I mean, who thinks of this stuff?

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If you often travel across state/provincial lines this recycling issue can be a real headache to keep track of. Recently, I went to Alberta for the day, and I found myself paying a deposit on the soy beverage I bought. I'm sure I've never done that in BC. And then yesterday, I took a bunch of recyclables back to Walmart and the cashier paid me 20 cents for 5 cent juice containers even though I told her I had only been charged a nickel upon purchase.
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Michigan is trying to find any money they can get their hands on due to the fiscal crisis. This state has a balance budget amendment and they don't have enough revenue to balance it. The clock is ticking down to Oct 1st when the state will have to shut down many services.
That's like tomorrow!

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