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Old 07-04-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Smokers are used to coughing up a lot -- but this is getting ridiculous.

The price on a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed to $14.50 at some New York City stores thanks to a hefty new tax -- leaving even the most nicotine-addicted buttheads considering nixing their fix.

"This is my last cigarette ever!" fumed William MacLeod, 45, of Brooklyn. "At $15 a pack, this is ridiculous. It's a good excuse for me to quit."



Read more: Cigarettes hit $14.50 a pack with new tax - NYPOST.com
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The rich elite libs that smoke (like Obama) do not care. They can afford to pay that ridiculous price. Meanwhile the common man gets the shaft.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: California
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That is a lot of money.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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lol another reason I'll never live in NYC.

Come on down to Maryland or Virginia or DC, New Yorkers. Lord knows I think the area has its flaws but at least you won't have to take out a mortgage for your cigarettes.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Smokers are an easy target for the money hungry politicians. I think it's ridiculous to have a tax worth several times the actual cost of the item.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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It'd be an understandable tax if it all went to healthcare or smoking cessation programs. But in NY, it goes to the general fund. And the federal tax goes to SCHIP, which doesn't really help smokers who wanna quit.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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Smokers are used to coughing up a lot -- but this is getting ridiculous.

The price on a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed to $14.50 at some New York City stores thanks to a hefty new tax -- leaving even the most nicotine-addicted buttheads considering nixing their fix.

"This is my last cigarette ever!" fumed William MacLeod, 45, of Brooklyn. "At $15 a pack, this is ridiculous. It's a good excuse for me to quit."



Read more: Cigarettes hit $14.50 a pack with new tax - NYPOST.com
Good.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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The rich elite libs that smoke (like Obama) do not care. They can afford to pay that ridiculous price. Meanwhile the common man gets the shaft.
Yeah such a shame that the common man has to breathe oxygen once in a while.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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And where will NYC come up with the revenue when people stop buying cigarettes?

Now that the libs know they can get away with insanely high taxes, they will possibly tax something YOU use.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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And where will NYC come up with the revenue when people stop buying cigarettes?

Now that the libs know they can get away with insanely high taxes, they will possibly tax something YOU use.
I'll possibly worry about that when it possibly happens.
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