8.50 X 2 X 30 = $510 not $750. Still a good chunk of cash though. But then it's really none of your business in the first place what folks want to spend their money on. Only a dyed in the wool Marxist (like you) would worry about that shit.A two pack a day habit will cost you $750 a month
Nice car payment
$8.50 a pack now
The Dems don't care....they just want the money....that's all.A Smoking tax is not an income tax. It should not be used for general funds but targeted to reducing smoking and for smoker's healthcare. It's an extra tax and should provide something to those who are force to pay it.
Yes it's insane that the Government would try to control what folks put in their bodies by falsely hiking the prices.
SassyIrishLass Great point about the lottery! I remember when the lottery came to Arizona all the lawmakers were talking about how lottery proceeds were going to support our schools and lessen the burden on home owners. BAHAHAHAHA my property tax bills are SKY HIGH, and our schools are still crap. All they do is lie and try and take your money.
Another example of leftism at its core.I have zero sympathy for smokers
The taxpayers should not be footing the bill for their healthcare in the first place. Socialist healthcare only makes everyone equally miserable. If you smoke, you should be on your own when it comes to healthcare. If you get sick, it's on you to pay not everyone else.On the contrary. The taxpayers are footing the bill for smokers' health problems. It's good that the taxes they pay help cover the costs. Around here, a lot of people go to the 6 Nations Reserve and buy cigarettes at the Rez. $27 a carton on the Rez, versus $140 for Players, or other mainstream tobacco companies.
Native cigarettes smell like shit. I'm told they taste like it too.