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Federal cigarette tax will increase by 62 cents per pack

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posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 01:21 PM

Originally posted by questioningall
You want to get tax free cigs?

Buy them off an Indian Reservation:

I called this place today and as of April 1st they will be adding $6.10-$6.40 per carton for the new tax law.

posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 01:24 PM
In a perfect world, all smokers would buy em a box of nicorette gum and not buy another pack of cigs. Of course we know the health benefits that would come, but just to stick it to the Feds so they don't get the mega millions in tax revenue they are counting on is an awesome thought.

posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 12:14 AM
reply to post by sir_chancealot

So, are they going to tax loose rolling tobacco more?

I need to dig out my box roller, and cigarette case.

posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 12:49 AM
reply to post by jsobecky
Get some seeds grow your own, and tell the parasites to
stick it up their backside.

The only stipulation is don't dig in my wallet for money for lung
cancer treatment after you smoke yourself to death.

What you do to yourself is your business, when you start to ask
me to pay for your slow suicide then that is where your freedom
ends and mine begins.

posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 12:55 AM
They also need to tax alcohol products to fund their schemes. An additional $2 per 12 oz can of beer,$20 for liquor/spirits, and $50 for bottles of wine.

It's only fair to spread the burden around. I think I'll contact my representatives, and send a letter to the Chosen One.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 02:55 AM
Ah, yes....the so-called "sin" taxes so beloved of lawmakers. Tobacco and alcohol. Only politically-incorrect lower class people use these anymore, so let's tax the living crap out of them to "discourage" their use (while hitting the people who can least afford them with the highest taxes).

The gym-going, jogging, spring water drinking, bicycle-riding Yuppies get a pass while the people who could use a break get taxed more.

Enforce compliance with socially accepted norms while driving those who refuse to comply to the fringe and tax them to death, even though they are engaging in 100% legal behavior.

While the Feds drive the economy to ruination.

What a great government we have! This is really Change You Can Believe In!

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 03:19 AM

day 26 no smokes!!!

Eat a purple one with mustard PHIL MORRIS!

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 06:33 AM
reply to post by SpacePunk

Yes, the price of loose tobacco is going to rise by the same percentage. Some of the previous posts have addressed that.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 07:44 AM
here's the opportunity for someone to market a cigarette that does
not use the 'heritage' or 'legacy' 'Tobacco'...

a GM tobacco, or 'near tobacco' (which would have a unique chemcal make up) would circumvent the tax & regulation, but still be an acceptable alternative for many, if not 50%, of the smokers

the 'secret' is in the Nicotine...
and the Nicotine content can be spliced into the genes of say Lettuce
or cabbage...

There's always a way around the Illuminati dunces, even if they were magna cum laude from Harvard law school.

ideas-for-hire, U2U ifinterested.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 06:21 PM
I just ordered some tobacco online and it looks like all tobacco must be paid for, AND delivered to your home by Apr. 1st. I emailed the company to make sure.

I stupidly assumed that the tobacco had to be ordered and payed for by April 1, but this might not be the case.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 06:44 PM
your bitchen about $3.50 a pack?.............

if i want a good pack of smokes, its $9.00-$10.50 in ontario canada.

and your bitchen..................................

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:02 PM
Marlboros are said to be over 7 dollars a pack in Michigan after this new tax.

Soon, it'll be cheaper to quit, HINT HINT.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:07 PM
HA HA HA HA.....

day 29! no #@!#!# cigarettes!


posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 03:48 PM
62 cents nothin!!!! Try at least a dollar a pack. Maybe the retailers snuck their own increase in at the same time.

How do non-smokers feel about this unlawful tax increase? It's cigs now but it might be something you like later. Government just keeps pushing and pushing, till one day they're going to have us ALL painted into a corner. They know it too I think and are preparing for that very thing, for when Mob Mentality takes over.

posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 09:18 AM
Well these homeboys in Okla City aren't about to pay the new hiked-up prices for smokes.

And get this, they only stole NEWPORTS and KOOLS. =flv

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