Wednesday, April 1, 2009

OK, so as everybody knows 1) I live NY and 2) I smoke.

So of course the great State of NY has in their infinite wisdom decided to help their bottom line by adding another 61 cents to the pack of cigarettes. That is on top of the $2.75 they already charge.
Now compared to, Michigan has a $2 tax per pack. Virginia and Kentucky have a tax of 30 cents per pack, both ranking 47th in the nation, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.

So NY is the highest taxed state in the US. They say the tax is used to help the cost of medicare. Then on TV the have ads ALL DAY telling us to quit, and what the effects of smoking are. And they show some nasty ass commercials...

SO the the hell do they want????? They tell us to stop smoking then they raise the cost saying they need the money. If you want to keep the extra cash coming in, promote smoking......

What the hell do I know, it's after midnight and I should be in bed. Hey that is my bitch for now.

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