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Democrats’ 1121% Tax Increase

Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:55 PM
It's so ironic that smoking is now so demonized (which is compounded irony since Obama is a smoker) because of its detrimental health effects, but homosexual conduct, which is even deadlier, is promoted.

That is not a typo.

A group of Democrat senators, none of whom are particularly friendly to law-abiding consumers, have introduced a bill (S.174) that would hike taxes by as much as 1,121 percent on some tobacco products. According to feisty New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, who will be a nonagenarian next year, the bill is necessary because some tobacco companies are “gaming the system.”

Gaming what system, Frank?

Well, back in 2009, one of the first bills President Obama signed was a costly reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To finance the expansion of this nice...