‘Plastic Straw Cop’ Gets $60,000 Salary To Enforce Straw Ban In DC

The plastic-straw police are now on patrol in D.C.

You knew it was going to happen, and now there’s a plastic straw cop in DC. If somebody told me there would be a “straw cop” 10 years ago, I would have thought it was a joke. One by one our freedoms and liberties are being taken from us by the very people we elected to protect them.

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The city of Washington, DC, is taking drastic measures to ensure that no restaurant in the city uses plastic straws, spending $60,000 per year to pay a “plastic straw cop” to monitor restaurants which stray from the rules.

D.C. Department of Energy and Environment inspector Zach Rybarczyk, the city’s hand-picked straw monitor, has been patrolling area restaurants to ensure their straws are paper and not plastic ever since the city’s plastic straw ban went into effect at the beginning of January, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Rybarczyk’s services do not come cheap. According to a document on salary information from D.C.’s Department of Human Resources, Rybarczyk takes home $60,472 per year as an environmental protection specialist and has been on the D.C. government’s payroll since April 2017.

Since the ban went into effect, Rybarczyk wasted no time trying to track down any restaurants still using plastic straws. He told one cashier at the Lotus Express in Union Station that the store would face $800 in fines if they were caught using plastic straws again in July.  More

What a complete waste of money and time that proves once again that the left only cares about feeling like its doing something instead of working on actual meaningful policy.

The vast majority of ocean litter comes from Africa and Asia, but the left doesn’t care about really solving the problem. Oh no, the left only wants to bludgeon people with meaningless actions.

Will there eventually be a huge fine, or prison time, or both for using a plastic straw?  

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