Heaviest cigarettes smokers pay the most tobacco taxes - not fair!

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    In violation of the equal protection clause of the Constitution, the government is unfairly treating the heaviest cigarette smokers by forcing them to take a disproportionately large burden of the tobacco tax.

    Example

    Joe smokes 1 pack a day. Joe pays $369 a year in tobacco taxes

    Sam smokes 1 cigarette a day. Sam will pay only $18 a year in tobacco taxes!

    While Judy - who smokes zero cigarettes a year - gets off TOBACCO TAX FREE!


    This is certainly not the "equal protection" our Founders had in mind! We should all be paying the SAME in tobacco taxes, regardless of how much we smoke!
     
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    The term "apples and oranges" doesn't even begin to describe your argument.
     
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    Yeah. I know. There's nothing at all about fruit in my argument. Duh.
     
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    You're serious?

     
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    But Judy has to pay obamacare tax to pay for imbecile joes poor habits.......F--k joe
     
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    Yet another waste of time Thread eh bud. What is stupid about the Tobacco tax is not who pays it. It's the very idea of trying to effect behavior with tax Policy. In fact not only is it stupid, one could argue it violates the Constitution. which is pretty clear that taxes are to be raised for the sole purpose of raising revenues, which would imply levying a tax to effect behavior is in violation of that.

    But all that said, the stupidest thing is the fact that the Tobacco tax gets the government hooked on a revenue source that they supposedly want to see dry up, considering they claim they do it to make people stop smoking.
     
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    A cigarette tax is a tax on consumption, the ideal tax.

    An income tax is a tax on production, the worst kind of tax.

    Apples and oranges.

    Back to the drawing board for you.

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    Too bad we can't tax Stupidity.


    Oh, wait.


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    Is the OP trying to make liberals look stupid? Is he saying that people who pay no taxes shouldn't use anything that tax money is spent on? Cause that would really fuck about half the country.
     
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    He is far to "liberal and fuckin proud of it!" to understand that he is wrong.
     

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