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Originally posted by Nineteen
Governments will take whatever they can from the powerless because they can. An economics lecturer told our MBA class (years ago) that it is a well known and proven fact that people will continue to imbibe regardless of the taxes. Look at the Swedes for example, whose alcohol taxes have been prohibitive for years...they still like a drink.
As far as I'm concerned we need to do away with governments altogether as the types it attracts these days no longer act for the good of their country or people, but for a vision of their own power over others and what they can get by positioning themselves as part of the soon to be realised single global fascist dictatorship. These people should not be on the streets let alone ruling over nations. We definitely need a new form of leadership in most countries of the world.
Am I the only who sees this as a good thing
Originally posted by Nicademus
reply to post by Bombeni
You are wrong.
I live on an Indian reservation.
Cigs are $2.80 on the res and $6+ just off the res.
Don't know where you got your info but its dead wrong.
Please don't talk out of your ass when you have no idea what you are talking about.
I just don't understand this way of thinking:
The more people that smoke, drink, and don't eat healthy, then the more tax money available to be put towards health care for people who smoke, drink, and don't eat healthy.