States' Budget Woes Ignites Debate Over Raising Tobacco Taxes

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    FOXNews.com - States' Budget Woes Ignites Debate Over Raising Tobacco Taxes

    Here we go again. Eeeeevil smokers are once again targeted.
     
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    You can't increase revenue when people quit. What a bunch of dishonest a-holes. Pick a goal and stick with it morons.

    NJ lost millions the last time they raised the tobacco tax. Hellooooo...
     
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    And beer drinkers.

    Legalize reefer and taxit at 15K a pound.

    I have some great advice. A tax time tid bit. There is a secret way to avoid tobacco taxes. Quit smoking.
     
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    That's exactly what many will do, which will reduce the revenue uncle was going to get from the tax. Why do you hate those poor kids on SCHIP? Don't be a hater be a smoker so all the children sing.
     
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    15 thou a pound??....thats WAY more than what a pound even costs.....
     
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    Is the goal to get people to quit or to raise badly needed money?
     
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    How do you raise more revenue by forcing people out of the taxed activity?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Like one trick ponies.
     
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    Yeah, they say that then never actually do.
     

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