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Democrats’ 1121% Tax Increase

Manny41 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:51 PM
Tobacco is such a noxious substance. Real science reveals that tobacco is the root cause of a large portion of our medical ills. Why then do not liberals ban this awful substance for the sake of the children? The phonies could not survive without their tax fixes.

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...