reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
those tax stamps are for the "manufacturing" of the pre-packaged product
how does that apply to loose tobacco?
citizens don't manufacture amounts in a lifetime comparable to what RJ does in a month.
you can claim such but if it were beneficial to their production/earnings routine, they would have already done it.
bars aren't happy we can brew and consume our own
either, so what's your point?
what license is required for a still or home brew ??
[plenty of ppl around these parts make home brews]
heck, i make brandy in my microwave, khalua for the holidays and occasionally rum cake.
don't need any special license or "manufacturing" permit at all.
are you suggesting licensing the above activities would be acceptable in your opinion?
it most certainly is about my convenience and every other consumers as well.
please, apply that "convenience" argument to the application of the "self-check" checkouts.
don't we really need ppl working
the checkouts or was "convenience/profit" more important ??
is a good enough reason for corporations to UNemploy people, than it can be equally important in our lives and no govt has the
authority to restrict it.
this is about businesses having regulations applied fairly and equally under the law
oh please, could that staement be any more
yeah ok, FAIR
, that's a choice word.
show me two industries who follow the SAME rulebook.
FDA doesn't regulate oil, EPA doesn't regulate food production, ATF doesn't regulate apparel, should i go on?
[oil refinery vs gas station] [institutional standards vs cafe] [Nike vs hand-made moccasins]
so fair how ?? based on what ??
usage of resources, # of products produced, # of employees, total sales, day/yr/ratios, percent of market share, taxes collected, biggest bonuses,
most family connections, what exactly?
because it is an unfair practice for other manufacturers in the industry who pay the higher fees to manufacture, not just distribute
and how well did that argument work against "manufacturers" like Build-a-Bear ??
(do you really think their licensing is the equivalent of Hasbro, Tyco or Mattel?)
i am my own manufacturer, have been for years, no license needed.
no, i said ($40g) - $40,000 (grand) for the machine to which access is now restricted
, i asked.
ETA: ppl around here pay double that and more for their cars - but i'm not one of them
actually, i said ...
i have manual rollers, several of them.
have had for many years, however, i thoroughly enjoyed the convenience and time-saving bonus of having the machine do it for me.
obviously read it or you wouldn't quote my opinion about "convenience".
Those tax and licensing laws have been in place a long, long time.
uh, no they haven't ... i've been a smoker for more than 30yrs.
so, don't go there, you are obviously clueless.
i can still remember flying with the ability to 'reserve seating' in the smoking section
[and on numerous commercial flights, non-1st class]
no, i'm not angry at my vendor for providing access to automation.
it is not a factory. they do not produce anything and i'm sick and tired of my time, money and convenience ending up on the proverbial chopping
thinking globally and acting locally is exactly how this mess developed, thanks a bunch
and if you fight for "people", then what am i ?? chopped liver?
edit on 9-7-2012 by Honor93 because: add ETA
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