posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 02:12 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox
Yes there optional.
But it's my right as a American to choose.
That's why it's a option.
When the government start's taxing everything that's LEGAL but deem bad for you or immoral to the point you have to quit you"Insert habit here"
That's wrong on so many level's.
To increase Tax's to get a desired effect against one's freedom..Freedom to smoke cuss drink and go to strip club's just to name a few .
It's your freedom and right to not smoke.
It's my freedom to smoke.
And if i want a dang Pepsi not a diet Pepsi..it's my right and choice.
You can't Tax and Tax to get a desired outcome.
If you want people to stop smoking...make it illegal.
If you think soda pop regular flavor is bad for me ..BAnn it make it illegal.
But to Tax me to the point only the rich can afford to smoke it is pissing me off.
End of July smokes are going up 12 dollars a carton in my state..another Tax because none fought the last Tax.
Last month or carton's cost us for generic's 20 dollars a carton.
This month 30 dollar's
In july the price will be for generics 38 to 40 dollar's for tobacco they sweep of the floor's.cheap stuff.
It's not Morally or legally right to Place a Tax on stuff that's legal to start with after all these year's.
It hurt's lower class America badly.
Heck there poor already...let's take there smoke's too..poor sob's.
ain't right man