Gov. Paterson, as part of a $121 billion budget to be unveiled Tuesday, will propose an "obesity tax" of about 15% on nondiet drinks.
ATTENTION: ALL RETAILERS HB 144—TOBACCO TAX MODIFICATIONS Effective April 1, 2009, the cigarette tax will be increased by $0.30. Other
Tobacco Products (OTP) tax will be increased by 7.5%. Snuff tax will be increased by $0.095. This legislative change also establishes an inventory
floor stock tax to properly address all affected products held for sale at the time of the rate increases. All cigarette licensees and retailers will
be required to take a physical inventory as of March 31, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. and file and pay the inventory floor stock tax. Additional information and
returns will be made available prior to the first due date of April 10, 2009. For further assistance with any tobacco tax questions, please contact
the Division of Miscellaneous Taxes at (502) 564-6823 or DOR.WEBResponseExciseTax@ky.gov.
It now cost's 15+$ for 3 packs of Marlboro's.
Smokes that cost me 2 dollars a pack now cost me 3.45$ a pack.
Now lets have the argument/debate.
If smoking causes such a strain on the tax payer's...Via medical bills ect..
As with obesity.
Why not tax sex?
It cost's the tax payer's million's a year.
All the tax payer's pick up the bill for people who have unprotected sex.
If they are unable to afford med's.
So If your argument is it cost's Tax payers money for smoker's and fat people.
Let's not be a hypocrite TAX SEX now.
Also those car's you drive put of enough toxicant's to collapse your lung instantly if ya put ya mouth to the muffler.
Your are killing my kid's in public.
Raise the tax on automobile user's 95 cent a gallon on gas.
To help pay for the environment and medical care there death bringing car's bring.
From wreck's from uninsured motor's.
That cause disability..then they draw a check for life..off you.
Why do we pick and choose which habit is taxable to the point it's quit /stop eating drinking...to other's.
Every one has it bad point's.
We as American's are being taxed to death .
Obama's low income tax stimulus...HAHAHHAH
We save 8 dollars a pay check.
They raise tobacco up 1.45 a pack .
We lost money.
If you are low income and smoke that is.
Now they are gonna start taxing junk food ect..
More of that BIG 8 dollars a paycheck.
OBAMA you lied to me and the American people.
You promised one thing and flat put a hurting on us lower income people that smoke eat fast food.
Stop letting dumb politician's raise our tax's..and you too mr.obama.
[edit on 11-3-2009 by TheAmused]