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Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most

 
BoboTheHobo
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Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
Even when I didn't ryo I never bought in ny due to the price. Social engineering at its finest.

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bump
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i ryo with "pipe" tobacco it doesnt have the cig tax the only diff is the cut
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
tobacco sucks anyway

why smoking it
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
if it weren't for cig tax they'd have no tax at all!
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WTF are the poor spending their money on cigarettes then???
Quit smoking and save that money for bills or something!

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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
i ryo with "pipe" tobacco it doesnt have the cig tax the only diff is the cut
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And the chemicals
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WTF are the poor spending their money on cigarettes then???
Quit smoking and save that money for bills or something!

5a
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The threads appointed budget director.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
po folks do not need to be wasting any damn money on smokes
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
In a free society we would be allowed to grow our own, but it is a nasty habit, and for most - very difficult to give up.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
naaaawwwwwwwwwwwww, really? and they needed a "study"
to figure that out? geeeeeee, imagine that.
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naaaawwwwwwwwwwwww, really? and they needed a "study"
to figure that out? geeeeeee, imagine that.
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They need a study for everything these days.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
The poor shouldn't be wasting money on cigarettes to begin with. They are already getting help with food and other essentials. If they have the money for beer and cigarettes, it should be spent on food instead of using up tax dollars.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
I'm pretty sure it's stupidity that hurts the poor the most.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
I'm pretty sure it's stupidity that hurts the poor the most.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17049908


No.. thats just for canadians
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
So Obama raises the cigarette tax from 39 cents to 1.01 in 2009 to fund SCHIP for poor children. I find this ironic since the tax effects poor people the most.
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Smoking just makes them feel better, I'm sure you ugly snobs love to scream 'TAKE YOUR MEDS' at mentally ill people, well they are just taking their meds.


The drug companies sell their little depression pills for $5 a pill, that's what a pack of cigarettes cost, and Obamacare won't cover the cost of cigarettes, which probably work a hell of a lot better than Prozac, or Xanax or Zoloft.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
In Minnesota,the Ex Governor Tim Pawlenty signed a pledge with Republicans that he would not raise taxes. He kept to his pledge by only collecting more revenue by calling it a fee. There is now a state fee of one dollar per pack on cigs plus the original state tax. Since Tim lived up to his promise he has been rewarded by getting a CEO job of a lobbyist firm. That is how the system works.
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i love how it takes "studies" for people to realize shit.

i mean, hell the fucking lo
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
They will have a lung cancer cure in two years so people can begin smoking again right?
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
In Minnesota,the Ex Governor Tim Pawlenty signed a pledge with Republicans that he would not raise taxes. He kept to his pledge by only collecting more revenue by calling it a fee. There is now a state fee of one dollar per pack on cigs plus the original state tax. Since Tim lived up to his promise he has been rewarded by getting a CEO job of a lobbyist firm. That is how the system works.
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Makes you wonder if everyone quit smoking what the gov would tax the hell out of to recover the loss. They pick something addictive then tax it to the sky. I'm surprised they haven't legalized pot because of the taxes they could impose.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
I'm pretty sure it's stupidity that hurts the poor the most.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17049908


No.. thats just for canadians
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24180348


hey denmark, you have no room to talk, you're not so smart yourself.
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They will have a lung cancer cure in two years so people can begin smoking again right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23230121


Why don't the PTB care if the melt down in Japan continues? They already have a cancer cure. It isn't released to the general public for two reasons. There is too much money to be made in cancer treatments,Agenda 21.

In general smoking tobacco isn't harmful,it is all the chemicals put into tobacco that are cancerous.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
Guess they are making sure to get as many taxes from them as

possible before they die from cancer, a heart attack, stroke

or driving into a tree when they drop their cig in their car..

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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
WTF are the poor spending their money on cigarettes then???
Quit smoking and save that money for bills or something!

5a
 Quoting: bendinglight


clappa

Tobacco smoking is a retarded activity. It doesn't even get you high or give you a buzz unlike weed or booze.

There is always a lot of whining on here about "Big Pharma" and "Big Oil" but then not so much about "Big Tobacco." Any hint of restrictions on smoking is met with even more whining about "freedom."

Anyone who is against TPTB should automatically be against smoking, because TPTB sure as hell love keeping people hooked on it. Big Tobacco gets the profits from the cigarettes, Big Government gets the taxes, and Big Pharma gets the money from the cancer and respiratory disease treatment.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
I'm pretty sure it's stupidity that hurts the poor the most.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17049908


No.. thats just for canadians
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hey denmark, you have no room to talk, you're not so smart yourself.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22958504


lol, this is true, even if im not born here :P

Pardon my bashing canadians, one of my best friends is canadian, so it is automatic response :P
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
I'm pretty sure it's stupidity that hurts the poor the most.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17049908


Yep. I read a quote somewhere that "rich people do rich people things, and poor people do poor people things."

It is really quite brilliant when you realize that you can have a lot of money and still do "poor people things" just the same as you can have little money and do "rich people things."

It's a mentality thing more than a net worth thing. A "rich" person doing "poor people things" will soon be poor, while a poor person doing "rich people things" (delaying gratification, not wasting the money they have, saving up for things rather than getting in debt, etc.) can rise above their situation in time.
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WTF are the poor spending their money on cigarettes then???
Quit smoking and save that money for bills or something!

5a
 Quoting: bendinglight


clappa

Tobacco smoking is a retarded activity. It doesn't even get you high or give you a buzz unlike weed or booze.

There is always a lot of whining on here about "Big Pharma" and "Big Oil" but then not so much about "Big Tobacco." Any hint of restrictions on smoking is met with even more whining about "freedom."

Anyone who is against TPTB should automatically be against smoking, because TPTB sure as hell love keeping people hooked on it. Big Tobacco gets the profits from the cigarettes, Big Government gets the taxes, and Big Pharma gets the money from the cancer and respiratory disease treatment.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24152885


right on!

clappa
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
A little off topic but there are laws meant to equalize the pain of spending money that hurt the rich as much as it does the poor. I believe it is Sweden that adjusts a fine dependent on your income. A Nokia exec received a speeding ticket and his fine was equal to over $200,000. This hurt him as much as an average person having to pay $250.00.
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
Hmmm, I thought it hurt smokers the most...
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Re: Study says cigarette tax hurts the poor the most
Hmmm, I thought it hurt smokers the most...