Not One Dime of New Taxes: First the Cigs, Now the Booze

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    Next the sugar, then ????

    Realities of boozing are tough to swallow - science-in-society - 31 March 2009 - New Scientist

    They're calling the rationale 'passive drinking.' :eek::lol:

     
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    Sin Tax - The last bastion of morons incapable of budgeting well, following a budget, or making good investments.
     
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    LOL! I'm waiting for them to bring the 'graduated tax scheme' to purchases. "This loaf of bread is x % over the norm. For the first $1 you will be taxed at 8%, for every cent over that, taxes will be 100%, c'mon fool, take the government bread!"
     
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    If they did that I will just start buying EVERYTHING imported, even if it would cost me more, just to say "fuck you" to their excessive taxes.
     
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    They will, I really haven't a doubt. When they control the autos; I was just talking about that on AVG-JOE's thread; they will play Walmart with the other auto makers, lowering the prices to force them out of the market, then tarriffs on any imports.

    They're consolidating control over the banks, can you imagine how the markets would react to many banks saying they don't need TARP? The 'freeze' may well be their refusal to take the paybacks.

    Question is if the people will make it too uncomfortable for Congress?
     
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    Didn't they try to cut out booze once before?

    As I recall it lead to huge organized crime.
     
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    Obama made a televised interview in January of last Year in California. He intends to use taxation to make anything he finds bad to expensive for any but the rich to use. He specifically talked about destroying the Coal fired power plants and the Fossil fuel plants as well as Natural Gas. You know the plants that provide over 60 percent of our electrical power in this country. His plan is to tax them so that they either go out of business or so that only the rich and Government can afford to use them. He specifically said he would raise taxes so high that only the rich could afford the electricity from them and that the Government would cover the poor, he made no mention of the middle of that spectrum.
     
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    Biden.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ55UzAsp6M]YouTube - Obama/Joe Biden "No Coal Plants Here in America"[/ame]
     
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