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  •  Organized Crime Has Been Doing This.... (4+ / 0-)
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    VClib, shann, G2geek, phonegery

    ....since cigarettes were about $5 a pack.  One of the least reported stories of the globe is how artificially high cigarette taxes in America and Europe are bankrolling organized crime and Middle Eastern terrorist cells.  At some point there will be a very high price to pay for these path-of-least-resistance cigarette taxes that force legal merchants in New York City to sell a product with a global market value of $6 per carton for $150 a carton.

    •  holy shit i had no idea of the price! (1+ / 0-)
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      I used $10 / carton as my hypothetical example.  

      I don't smoke cigarettes either, but this whole "tax the working class" thing is just disgusting and I had no idea it was that bad.   $150 a carton?!  That's just asking for every mafia and drug cartel and street gang to jump in the action and fatten themselves up beyond our worst nightmares!

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