Change We Will GET
Stopped at the local GetITANDGO for gas and milk tonight.
The clerk told me that starting in April cigarettes will increase
in price from $4.00 per pack to $6.00. I asked him if ObomoS
picture would be printed on the Kool Filter KINGS. Na, most
of the poor SOB'S that voted for him will believe it's the
Conservative Devil that caused them smokes to increase in
Stockin Up Now
Well heck, we getting ready to give everybody money so they can afford $6. a pack!
Actually Franco, nobody gets money until 2010. That's the big magic trick of the
Give Away, no money in 2009, everyone filling a return for 2009 will get a tax credit.
Yes even the SOB's that don't work will finally have a reason to use H&R Block.
This is the main reason BARAAAAAAAK's Stimlus Plan will never work, gots to have
cash to "Prime da Pump". Do you really think I am going to go out and buy a set of
24"'s and Pimp the Z-71 based on a "TAX CREDIK"??? Oh, just wait until April of
2010 though, the "RENT TO OWN" stores will rake it in. Waitin to get laid off so I
will be eligible to collect an extra $25.00 per week on my unemployment check,
that's in there also. Just think about all the stuff you can buy with $25.00 per week?
Only problem I see that we may have down here is that all the Yankees will be
moving south. Again!
Brotha Can You Spare A C Note?
The only reason we have this bill is because the Dems want to appear to be fixing everything. They have to appear to be getting something done. I will say this for them, they are extremly crafty at manipulating the media. The O Team always has at least one plant(person) in the audience that shifts attention away from any real probing questions.
Are you suggesting it's going up because of the $0.39/pack federal tax?
Originally Posted by R Little
This video clearly shows that George Bush tried to warn Congress starting in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming, if something was not done. But congress refused to listen, along with the arrogant, Congressman Barney Frank.
Originally Posted by Mr Booty
The federal cig tax is going up from $0.39 to $1.0066 effective
Originally Posted by YardleyLabs
March 31, 2009.
It is suposed to pay for the SCHIP welfare stuff. Only problem is 22 million people would need to START smoking for it to cover the cost of this expanded welfare.
60 cents doesn't exactly explain a $2/pack price increase. In 1960, Federal excise taxes equaled 47% of the price charged by wholesalers per pack. Today they represent 15% of the wholesale price. As a former smoker, i don't like self righteous "sin taxes" on cigarettes or alcohol. However, the Federal taxes have not been a significant cause for changes in cigarette prices over the last 40 years. The same cannot be said of state and local taxes.
Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139
Jeff, I agree (finally we agree on something! ;-)) I don't smoke any more, either but the sin tax on cigarettes always bothered me. It's not like the money's used to keep teens from starting, help smokers quit and/or help those debilitated by emphysema and other smoking related diseases. Not to mention the windfalls from the massive tobacco company settlements--billions paid out with very little of that used for smoking related programs. I'm surprised the libs milk the cigarette cash cow with such a vengeance, this is one tax that definitely hits minorities and the poor hardest.
Originally Posted by YardleyLabs
Here's what the dems did. They increased the federal tax on cigs as part of their expansion of SCHIP. They claimed that the increased cig tax will pay for the cost of the expansion of SCHIP. However, it will not even come close to paying for it, so smoker or not you will be paying for expanded welfare.