A Maryland legislator has introduced an absurd bill that would allow the state to seize unused funds on gift cards.
From WJLA-TV’s website:
Democratic Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk testified Thursday before a House committee that after four years, the state should take money on old gift cards as abandoned property. She argued that companies are unfairly keeping money paid for gift cards and gift certificates.
To Delegate Pena-Melynyk, “fairness” apparently means confiscating money from individuals and businesses and spending it on her priorities, in this case public education.
If I learned one thing during my 13 years in Maryland’s public education system, it’s that taking people’s stuff isn’t fair.