Skip to comments.Triple Lutz Report--Big Government & Big Tobacco: Perfect Together--Episode 173
Posted on 03/20/2012 12:09:16 PM PDT by appeal2
Leave it to the fascist state to eliminate the little guy, when they perceive even the slightest threat. Phil Accordino thought he had the solution to exorbitant cigarette prices. Invent and market a machine that enables consumers to roll their own cigarettes, on the spot, thereby saving tons of taxes in the process. Seems Congress, as usual, screwed up when they last increased cigarette taxes. They left pipe tobacco alone and only applied the increase to cigarettes and cigars.
Sensing an opportunity Accordino started marketing these machines to tobacco shops around the country. He cleaned up but will soon have to stop operations if Congress and Big Tobacco have their way. While they won't be raising taxes on pipe tobacco, they are going to kill his business with over-regulation. Any company producing tobacco anywhere, will be subject to killer regulations and safety rules. This means the stores will have to affix warnings to all cigarettes that are produced on their premises. Another step towards Turnkey Totalitarianism!
Listen to the Interview Here
I don’t smoke and (as long as you don’t blow smoke in my direction) I don’t care if anyone else does. But I have been tempted to buy some tobacco seeds for a WTSHTF trading scenario. It should be easy enough to grow. Seeds are cheap.
From Diane Black`s website ....4. H.R.4134 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that any person who, for a commercial purpose, makes available for consumer use a machine capable of producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco products.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 3/5/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2012 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
“Considered to be one of the top 10 Conservatives in Congress”
Does this sound like a Conservative move ?????
My God, the ads at that Larry Putz blog are prolific!
How much do you earn per month by pimping that crap on Free Republic?
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