wcody Wrote:
Nov 12, 2012 2:20 AM
Basham (of Cato) and John Luik report on a study showing a) the harsh regressive nature of existing taxes (low income people now spend 24% of their income on cigarettes, up from 11% 8 years ago) and b) the taxes haven't cut smoking. IOW, even extortionate domestic taxes accomplish nothing except enriching the government at the expense of poor smokers. http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_great_cigarette_tax_lie_My57RghhpuH5YSpbzASwEK