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Democrats Want $10.00 per Cigar.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JBrooks, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    One of the interesting parts of this story is the media bias that it demonstrates. The St Petersburg Times is one of the most liberal/left/anti-Bush papers in the country, so it distorts who is really behind this ripoff. The second paragraph says ..."The federal government has proposed raising taxes on premium cigars, the kind Newman's family has been rolling for decades in Ybor City, by as much as 20,000 percent."

    But it is not the "federal government" it is, as we learn down the page,"The Democrat controlled Congress has sought an extra $35-billion to $50-billion for the state children's health insurance program." and " A U.S. Senate version of the bill under consideration today in the Finance Committee sets the maximum tax per cigar at $10."

    So, it really is the tax and tax Democrats in the Senate that are behind this, not the "federal government".

    Ya think they won't sooner or later tax ammo and guns at confiscatory rates?
     
  2. Gargoyle!

    Gargoyle! TS Member

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    Don't worry it will just blow away in time.

    It will just go up in smoke and be forgotten.
     
  3. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    The black market would profit heavily killing ligit business.
     
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