Thursday, November 19, 2009

Can A Brother Get Some Menthols?

"Obama and Congress increased taxes on tobacco products earlier this year to pay for expanded children's health insurance, but tobacco for roll-your-own cigarettes saw a disproportionate leap, from $1.10 to $24.78 a pound." This pisses me off, and I don't even smoke! That's more than a 2000% increase! And why on earth are we using taxes on cigarettes to pay for "children's healthcare" (That's in quotes, because like other nobly named legislation, the money is probably being used for other less noble purposes)? If people stop smoking won't the poor "children" get screwed? It's legal to smoke cigarettes, it's legal to grow tobacco, but unfortunately it's also legal to bankrupt farmers engaged in growing a legal product if you've sleazed your way into a job as a Senator or a Representative. Oh by the way, flavored cigarettes were also banned this year by the Obama administration. Well, all but one flavor that is, menthol cigarettes. I wonder what type of cigarette Obama smokes?

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