Monday, March 30, 2009

New Tax for Smokers???

Okay, okay, I know I'm taking years off my life and smoking is bad for you, yada yada, but what in the hell are these people thinking? And Obama, my hero, my knight in shining armor, passed this ridiculous bill that was presented by non-smokers to help people quit by going from .39 to $1.01 a pack starting Wednesday????

I don't smoke a lot, but I do smoke and I just think this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. They're going to legalize marijuana but they are punishing the smokers who aren't breaking the laws. I suppose they'll add that tax to marijuana, too?

Go to Cheri Burbach's blog here to voice your opinion. It just frosts my cookies.


  1. We agree here. Mom smokes and we are stocking up as much as possible before the hike goes into effect. I have noticed that every time governments want more money we can expect some hike in the so-called 'sin' taxes. Especially when they want to provide more money for health related programs.

  2. I'm not a smoker, but if these taxes force smokers to quit, how will any tax money come in?
    I also heard something about tax cuts having to wait. What else is new. I am so outtaxed I can't stand it. Everyone's got their hands in my paychecks and I don't have much left.
    Morgan Mandel

  3. Hi Dorothy,
    I do not smoke but think this is a bit silly. About Marijuana supposedly Obama isn't going to legalize it. So I heard.

    Have a lovely week-end, the weather today is super down in Cape Charles


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