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2009-06-12 Home Front: Politix
Congress Sends Obama Bill to Regulate Nationalize Tobacco Industry
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Posted by Anginemp Jeretle5290 2009-06-12 12:58|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336068 views ]  Top

#1 So where in your plan is the compensation for the lost tax revenue, especially since you're funding the increase in SCHIP with it. /rhetorical question
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-12 13:33||   2009-06-12 13:33|| Front Page Top

#2 EPA to take over farming and ranching so our environment will be safe. Of course you could all starve to death, but you will be safe from methane and carbon dioxide.
Posted by bman 2009-06-12 15:23||   2009-06-12 15:23|| Front Page Top

#3 Here comes the black market for tobacco!

There's a farmer a couple of miles from here who grows a couple of acres of tobacco every year. I bet he wouldn't mind branching out into a little illicit retail operation...
Posted by Parabellum 2009-06-12 16:32||]">[]  2009-06-12 16:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Here in the People's Republic of Michigan, the State gets two bucks per pack sold. They would hate to see a decrease in a billion and change revenue stream.

As for a black market, smuggling cigarettes from low tax to high tax states is already a big business. Some jihadis got pinched for it awhile back, IIRC.

state cigarette tax rates

state tobacco tax revenue
Posted by SteveS 2009-06-12 23:45||   2009-06-12 23:45|| Front Page Top

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