Skip to comments.Cigarette tax rises $1 a pack on Jan. 1 [TEXAS]
Posted on 12/09/2006 8:23:24 PM PST by Dubya
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That much more business for the Indian Reservations....
Nope. And our fearless leader has also recently come out against a fence along the border. Of course he his campaign ads places him for border security; fence was not mentioned in those ads. His press people made this significant distinction when he was called out on his fence comment.
Folks, we gotta read the fine print even in the ads ...
No, Gov. Goodhair would never do something as conservative as cutting spending. He is a spendaholic rino. And once again I am vindicated in my vote for Kinky.
Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this
Hmm did she also tell you that your day will come too? Whatever it is you may choose to do will eventually, be taxed, then regulated, then banned etc, etc, etc. Well if she did't she should have.
Goner I may be, but that is my choice and none of your business. BTW any links to prove that non-smoker will live forever.
It used to be. Until all the northerner's came in droves.
Kinky---that would have been interesting to see.
I have often tried to imagine where we would be as a country today had Goldwater been elected.
Healthy People 2010 is part of the UN agenda
Gov. Rick Perry, who was among those resisting a new tax on tobacco even as the state faced a $9.9 billion budget shortfall four years ago, embraced the idea as part of the school finance package.
Texas Has At Least $53.77 Billion In Surpluses as per the 2003 Report.
This is how all government screams 'mo money' while rolling in it.
They have the beginning years budget, subtract what they use, and any 'leftovers' are shuttled into accounts while the books are again zeroed out for the next year.
It's why they ALWAYS complain that the government is 'broke'.
"It's why they ALWAYS complain that the government is 'broke'."
Note to the government: SO ARE WE!!!!!
Female Lion (can I just call you Nala from now on?):
You're right. There are no good guys here.
The tobacco companies don't care about anything other than profits.
The Anti-tobacco Nazi's don't care about anything other than their MSA payments and tobacco excise taxes which pay for the lease on their Lexus ES 330.
Politicians don't care about anything other than campaign contributions from RWJF and votes.
Non-smokers don't care about anything other than not having to deal with the stinky smell.
Smokers don't care about anything other than being left alone.
I think you are starting to get it SL. Let's ban tobacco. Let the Anti Nazi's go out and get a real job.
We can roll our own or buy better tobacco from the folks who discovered the crop to begin with:
THE NATIVE AMERICANS.
If the Southern Republicans who devoutly believe in God are right, than the states like CA, NY, NJ and MA will get poorer while the Native Americans who White Men like Elliot Spitzer have pissed on for 400 years will GET RICH.
I'd sure hate to be a smoke shop owner in the Texas half of Texarkana....
Heres a novel idea, how about taxing parents based on the number of children they have enrolled in the local school system.
I would have voted for Kinky but I was scared to death that Bell would win If I did.
Perry sucks but Bell sucks worse
It's for the children. /sarc
I've known this for a long time. The lawmakers talk out of both sides of their mouths.
They scream they want a smoke free state, but then they raise cigarette taxes on their smoking constituents because they can't balance a state budget without doing so.
So, if they had a smoke free state, just where would they get their tax dollars then? I'm curious..........
I fear that in 4 years Gov Goodhair will make Bell look like a God send he way he is going.
Nala, you saw what happened in North Dakota when Mike Grosz proposed a tobacco sale ban in the state.
I asked rhetorically who showed up to protest. Philip Morris, SheLion? You thought I was being derogatory.
No. I luv ya and would never do that.
I was trying to point out for other FReepers the hypocrisy of it all.
The Gubmint is more addicted to tobacco revenue than any smoker is to nicotine.
We can quit smoking...the Democrats and liberals can't quit taxing and spending. It's who they are.
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