Taxing the Poor: Obama’s Tobacco Tax Increase

Because tobacco is addictive and has psychological effects on people, some will go homeless and die before giving up their cigarettes.

Health workers believe that a tax on smoking will generate much needed revenue while discouraging the deadly habit of smoking. However, I know better.

According to FOX News, the price of a pack of cigarettes has increased by 39 cents with this new federal tax. Says one smoker,

“I don’t think it will stop me from buying cigarettes”

My father isn’t going to quit either. Smokers will just suck it up and pay this 39 cent tax. So, this is not going to help smokers quit.

Obama is using this tax to fund new government spending, specifically ”children’s insurance”, a critical step towards nationalizing healthcare. So let’s see who is affected by this new ingenious tax system. According to Joseph Bast, 45 million adults smoke. Who are these smokers? Well, they are the poor! Smokers are less likely to recieve or enjoy a high paying job. Employers do not want employees who smoke. It gives their company a bad name. So, smokers tend to be the poorer workers, though there are many exceptions.

So, while ‘most americans’ will recieve a few bucks a week in tax cuts, many people will lose more than that for tobacco taxes.

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2 Responses to “Taxing the Poor: Obama’s Tobacco Tax Increase”

  1. On the Money Says:

    I agree with your post. However, I also believe tobacco should be classed officially as a poison and banned.

    8-Q

  2. Taxing the Poor: Obama’s Tobacco Tax Increase Says:

    […] Original post by Judel Morrforus Foir […]

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