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patriot45
07-01-2009, 12:46 PM
Tax,tax,tax and more taxes are coming our way. They don't even realize that this is a tax on the poor!



Starting today smokers will pay an extra $1 per pack for cigarettes.

The increase is expected to generate more than $900 million a year for cancer research and to help with the cost of Medicaid.

The increase comes just three months after a 62 cent federal tax increase.

Many health advocates are hoping the extra cost for cigarettes will encourage more smokers to quit.

Gingersnap
07-01-2009, 12:47 PM
Link?

patriot45
07-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Link?


Oooops! (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/hillsborough/cigarette_tax_starts_070109)

Shannon
07-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Tax,tax,tax and more taxes are coming our way. They don't even realize that this is a tax on the poor!

Yes they do.

jediab
07-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Used for cancer research and medicaid? BULLSHIT! We all know this money will be directed right into Obama's "Fuck The US Up!" general fund.

Rockntractor
07-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Cheer up! he will legalize weed and we can all get stoned to the bone!