Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by NEPatriot, Feb 13, 2010.
U.S. would reap billions from $1 cigarette tax hike | Reuters
I think this is a great idea. Cigarette taxes disproportionately affect the poor and it's about time poor people started paying their fair share.
Rhode Island has the highest tax at $3.46 per pack.
We should just make it $5 per pack ... pretty soon pot will be cheaper.
Here's the tx report: http://tobaccofreekids.org/reports/state_tax_report/ .
Problem of course is mor taxes does not lead to reduced deficits it usually means more government pork jobs.
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