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  •  Why do NC politicians tend to oppose (1+ / 0-)
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    WisVoter

    cigarette tax increases?

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 09:06:17 PM PDT

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    •  Wasn't Aware They Did..... (1+ / 0-)
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      They passed two cigarette tax increases, albeit small ones, and a statewide smoking ban in the past few years, with Governor Purdue calling for another $1 per pack increase last year.  Oh...and Democrats controlled North Carolina government back when they voted for these.  Now, Republicans do....so thanks for more anecdotal evidence making my case.

      Seems very likely that arrogant policy towards NC smokers played a role in enabling the rise of whatever Michele Bachmann clones replace Brad Miller, Heath Shuler, Mike McIntyre, and Larry Kissell in the North Carolina House delegation next year.

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