Skip to comments.Taxes up in smoke
Posted on 04/20/2012 7:48:46 PM PDT by massmike
Some folks just cant take a hint.
House leaders, insisting this is no time to raise taxes on anyone for any reason, made sure that the budget that will be debated next week includes none of the governors proposed $260 million in tax hikes, including a 50-cent a pack hike in the cigarette tax.
But anti-smoking zealots have adopted a new strategy. According to interviews conducted by State House News Service, they will push for a $1.25 a pack hike not in the state budget (OK, lets give them credit for knowing a non-starter when they see one), but in a pending health care bill slated for consideration later this spring.
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Just ban the production, distribution and consumption of the substance. It is and would be a lot cheaper and more available on the black market anyway.
...anti-smoking zealots... will push for a $1.25 a pack hike not in the state budget (OK, letâs give them credit for knowing a non-starter when they see one), but in a pending health care bill slated for consideration later this spring.Liberals bitch about excise taxes, calling them taxes on the poor -- but do this kind off thing 24/7.
It started with tobacco. Next up will be alchohol. Then it will be red meat. Then it will be junk food. Then it will be body weight. The list will go on and on. If you think you are safe, you are wrong. There will be no escape.
You are SO RIGHT!
Case in point...
Here’s a story about this woman’s death -from New Zealand
Now...this woman apparently smoked 30 cigs a day...which back in the day would bear cries to raise the cig tax even more - BUT - the title of the story has nothing to do with THAT...
New Zealand woman’s Coca-Cola habit cited in death
That headline is a “Tax-Shift”
Look for more stories like this - and the taxes....
I think we are already there.
Wanna save some REAL money?
Deny health care to a smoker. Either that, or triple their premiums.
This will be good news to the New Hampshire tobacco dealers. People from Mass will travel in ever larger droves to NH for their smokes, and we’ll rake in the dough.
NH dropped their tax .10 a pack last year. I haven’t bought smokes in Mass in over 3 years. Let them raise the tax $ 10.00 a pack! Welfare queens will have a tough time traveling to NH. Another wonderful lib tax hike.