Smoking: Who Cares More about Money than Public Health?

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    Like some of us couldn't see this one coming from miles away....

    Fight to Lift Smoking Ban in Casinos, Bars Ignites in Springfield - Bolingbrook, IL Patch

    There you have it....After all that paternalistic, finger-wagging crapola about concern for "public health", we find out where the true worship of the almighty buck over "public health" lives; in the ruling class.
     
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    Money almost always wins out. Is this surprising?
     
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    Well, DUUUUH!

    But all the while we've been preached and nagged over the last decade or so, about how the phony rubric of "public health" is more important than bar and restaurant owners staying in business, it ends up being the ruling class losing their cash cow that gets these idiotic bans pared back.

    Absolutely priceless.
     
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    Of course, this means that EVERY person who favored indoor smoking bans now FAVORS removal of the ban in Casinos because of the money. All of them. It was ALL a ruse.
     
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    I kind of expect a casino to be a smoky, seedy place. I'd rather not choke on cigarette smoke while trying to eat dinner. But that's just me.
     
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    The Triumph of Darwin. Stupid people are identified and pulled out of the gene pool
     
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    I never supported the bans in the first place. I hope they get overturned.

    If I feel an establishment is hazardous to my health, I won't patronize it. I'll vote with my dollars rather than ask the government to interfere on my behalf.

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    Smokers are still contributing to the constant increases with the cost of health care for everyone else.
     
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    WOOOOOOOOOSH!

    The point is that all the self-righteous twaddle about "public health" is far less important than making sure the loot keeps a-rolling into the coffers for the ruling class.

    Of course, all of the bar and restaurant operators put out of business by their pious proltroonery can go suck a big chili dog.
     
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    And?

    Because of that, I am supposed to support the government intruding on the decisions of smokers to pollute their own body? As I have said, I will vote with my dollars. I will not patronize a place of business that endangers my health. If a bar or restaurant want my business they will protect my health, if not, they won't get my business.

    I respect the right of any business owner to decide whether or not he/she wants to allow smoking in their place of business. Those that don't allow it, are more likely to get my business. I do not support the government's intrusion into that decision.

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