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Originally posted by intrepid
Out of curiosity, what are you paying for a pack of smokes now?
Originally posted by tiso_us
I will survive, pissed, but I will survive.
Originally posted by TV_Nation
In Ohio a pack of Marlboro lights are already $4.90.
So now it's gonna go up to $5.50 for a single pack that is just insane.
Originally posted by Pimpish
reply to post by badgerprints
If they started taxing the crap out of a completely voluntary thing that I did, that was not necessary, well...I would just quit doing it.
I guess easier for me to say as a non-smoker. I'm sure an increased alcohol tax is coming soon though, if/when that happens, easy...I won't buy alcohol anymore. If they started to tax the crap out of my television watching, easy, stop watching.
Smoking is a choice, and though the tax is obviously unpopular with smokers, no one is forcing them to smoke, therefore no one is forcing them to pay those taxes.
It is NOT a tax on people making less than 250,000 a year, its a tax on people buying cigarettes, who can make any amount of money. If you don't want to pay the taxes, don't buy them. Or, do as someone else stated above and go buy some from an indian reservation where the federal taxes mean jack.
Comparing taxing cigarettes to taxing bottle water is a bit ludicrous. Smoking cigs is a complete choice, you do NOT need them to survive. Now, if they start taxing our breathing, that is another thing all together. I couldn't simply choose to stop breathing so I don't have to pay taxes. Well, I guess technically I could, but it would not end too well.
Originally posted by daddyroo45
I ordered tobacco seeds so I can grow my own. It's an air cured burly tobacco,good for cigaretts and pipes. Also in hard times tobacco might be a good trading tool.