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Old 04-02-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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So is driving..would you be happy if NObama charged you $1 for every mile you drive?
Driving to work is a luxury? Driving to the store is a luxury?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Actually we leave that up to the state politicians that continue to hike up tolls and property taxes.
I can't believe their reasoning...Smoking is a right and medical care is a luxury?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Driving to work is a luxury? Driving to the store is a luxury?
Yes, the goverment has stated that driving is a privlidge, not a right, thereby a luxury.. Primarily in regards to laws pertaining to drunk driving and open containers in privately owned cars etc..
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Driving to work is a luxury? Driving to the store is a luxury?
Yes, because a driver's license is a privilege, derived from a benefit, which is consequently attached to your social security number.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Good, maybe he is trying to phase out cigarettes so we can get to the real money-maker, weed.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Good, maybe he is trying to phase out cigarettes so we can get to the real money-maker, weed.
Hmm....Phillip-Morris would be the import/export king of the US economy....
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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"A tax on upon tobacco, for example, though a luxury of the poor as well as the rich, will not raise wages... The high price of such commodities does not diminsh the ability of the inferior ranks of people to bring up families...Their ability to bring up families, in consequence of this forced frugality, instead of being diminshed, is frequently, perhaps, increased by the tax"
A bit later on:
"Taxes upon luxuries have no tendency to raise the price of any other commodities except those taxed. Taxes upon neccesaries, by raising the wages of labour, necessarily tend to raise the prices of all manufactures, and consequently to diminsh the extent of their sale and consumption. Taxes upon luxuries are finally paid by the consumers of the commodities taxed, without any retribution."
-The Wealth of Nations, by the commie, Adam Smith
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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In other words, the taxes on luxuries such as tobacco lower the consumption by poorer people, and thus isn't an overall burden on them. Furthermore, the father of liberty through free trade does not see a problem with this.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Exclamation Huh?!

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"A tax on upon tobacco, for example, though a luxury of the poor as well as the rich, will not raise wages... The high price of such commodities does not diminsh the ability of the inferior ranks of people to bring up families...Their ability to bring up families, in consequence of this forced frugality, instead of being diminshed, is frequently, perhaps, increased by the tax"
A bit later on:
"Taxes upon luxuries have no tendency to raise the price of any other commodities except those taxed. Taxes upon neccesaries, by raising the wages of labour, necessarily tend to raise the prices of all manufactures, and consequently to diminsh the extent of their sale and consumption. Taxes upon luxuries are finally paid by the consumers of the commodities taxed, without any retribution."
-The Wealth of Nations, by the commie, Adam Smith

You want us to believe the folks using cigarettes are paying the tax?
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Funny, reading posts on here blindly defending/advocating higher taxes without ever questioning the use/motive of said taxes.
The moniker "sheeple" truely fits.

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