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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Killing the Golden Goose yet again

And this is why politicians need to be regularly beaten with nail studded baseball bats.

On Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law a federal highway bill with a section that redefines tobacco manufacturers to include any business with a roll-your-own cigarette machine and taxes those products at the same rate as packaged smokes.

A FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL.  That REDEFINES PRIVATE BUSINESS.  So that the government can get MORE TAXES.

Fuck them all.  We need more tar and feathers.  And I don't even smoke cigarettes, but this is just another example of why the government needs to be pruned back to the bare roots.

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3 comments:

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

This government doesn't need to be pruned back to the roots; it needs to be uprooted and destroyed.

Drumwster said...

I think that we ought to use the Professor de la Paz method of financing federal spending - "pay for it out of your own pouches."

"Comrades, I beg of you - do not resort to compulsory taxation. There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." -- Professor Bernardo de la Paz

Ragin' Dave said...

I'd say that if more people even knew who the hell Bernardo de la Paz was, our society would be better off. Introduce folks to the hard reality of TANSTAAFL.