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To: xzins

“No way I think it’s constitutional for a state to punitively tax me for something I’m NOT doing.”

Do you think it is constitutional for the federal government to punitively tax you for something you ARE doing?


26 posted on 07/06/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

That’s what excise taxes are, iirc, especially on such things as alcohol and tobacco, in which case their even referred to as “sin taxes”. The Constitution grants Congress the authority to impose excise taxes.


39 posted on 07/06/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ngat

That’s what excise taxes are, iirc, especially on such things as alcohol and tobacco, in which case THEY’RE even referred to as “sin taxes”. The Constitution grants Congress the authority to impose excise taxes.


40 posted on 07/06/2012 7:11:42 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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