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  •  It's Moral Bankruptcy.... (1+ / 0-)
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    blueyedace2

    ....on the highest order....and the mindset of "saving the naughty from themselves" ensures us of a national tax burden under "progressives" that is massively more regressive than what exists in Grover Norquist's wettest dreams.

    •  Aye, (0+ / 0-)

      Because the thing is. If they wanted to increase taxes to $1 a pack as PART of the funding to give EVERYONE health care, then I'd be all for it. I'm just sick of progressives thinking it's ok for them to come to my wallet over and over again for every little project.

      •  Exactly.... (0+ / 0-)

        ....the government already profits billions per year from smoking.  But they're never satisfied with the golden bounty.  I'd love to see the tobacco companies declare they will cease and desist doing business in America because of the declining customer base and the burdensome costs of doing business....and then observe the looks of unmitigated terror on the faces of our hypocritical "antismoking" political leaders who discover the government will experience financial ruin without the goose laying down the $100 billion per year golden eggs.

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