Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sticker Shock: New Punitive Federal Tax on Loose Tobacco Triples Prices



One customer in tears over new tax, retail business owners worried about lost sales

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    It's all so hopenchangey.
    The governments imposing these tobacco SIN taxes are actually committing racist acts since most smokers are lower income, and many of them are minorities. Obama committed a racist act with this tax increase. Completely regressive. Why don't they tax cigs $1,000 a carton?

    They don't want all people to quit, just enough to toot their horns to justify their tyranny. They will still be able to rely on all those taxes continually coming in from the hardcore addicts, which at the increasingly obscene rates will easily make up the taxes lost from the small percentage of quitters.

    Politicians don't want people to stop smoking. If they did they would tax them $100 per pack. But this would just increase the black market even more, and the state would get no money.
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    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    raise taxes on the poor

    tax cigs 200 percent
    hurt poor smokers the most

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    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    create racist outcomes

    raise some taxes on the poor
    hurt minorities the most
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  2. I don't like how they try to use taxes to 'change' our behavior, it's the 'nanny state' gone haywire.

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