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what do you think about the new cigarette tax they passed???? smokers and non-smokers welcome!!!
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I am a non smoker/tobacco user. I am against any and all taxes. I have about 30% of my check goes towards taxes to be able to live in this 'FREE' country. I have to pay taxes on my vehicle, that is paid for, every few years, my land and home every year and on other things I have, that taxes were paid on when I purchased the item.

Warren
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I am certainly against new taxes. but in this case, I am all for it. Anything that may deter someone from smoking or get them to stop, I am all for it. Until your in the medical field, you can never truly appreciate how terrible cigarettes are for you. The problems they cause are endless. Of course everyone knows an 'uncle joe' that smoked 2 packs a day for 75 years and lived till he was 95, but thats the rarity. I cannot even begin to name all the issues that cigarettes either cause or exacerbate. So now that my rant is over, like I said anything that will deter someone from picking those things up, Im in favor of.
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add another $10 a pack
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I smoke a pipe and say this to you guys who agree with controlling others by taxation.

You're just like the gun control advocates. There's something you don't agree with, and because you don't like it you think it's OK for government to take oppressive measures. I wonder if you understand the principles of freedom upon which this country was founded?

I don't like to see all of the fat people walking around, and it sure isn't healthy for them. So let's add a few dollars tax to french fries, soft drinks, beer and bacon. Also, I think artificial sweeteners are an abomination. Let's tax them out of existence. Pick-up trucks for personal transportation? Well, they burn too much gas and are bad for the environment. Add $1,000.00 to every pick-up. Hey, let's include any vehicle over four cylinders.

Deer and rabbits are really cute. And ducks are beautiful. People shouldn't be shooting them. Let's do something about hunting. And fish? Doesn't it hurt when they're hooked? Let's put a stop to that too.

Government is out of control. We're losing more and more personal freedom every year. And you guys who support this sort of thing don't even seem to notice.
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Huckleberry is spot on
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So what do you Genius's think is going to happen when everyone quits smoking, as is the supposed intent of this law? You think the state will just take that money out of the budget? No they will have to raise taxes to fill the shortfall. This will turn into a tax on all of us eventually.
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1cajun you 100% correct! even if quiet a few quit, watch out, I think liquor is next? something will be for sure!!! well you know, I think liquor is next no matter what!!! if they were smart, they would tax toilet paper! hope not, then corn prices would go up even more than they are now!!!!!
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