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The Joy Of Taxes

Now, I know that there may be some who really enjoy  taxes and maybe even enjoy paying them. Good for you. You may be living at the ideal time in history for your wishes to come true. Case in point, the feds have raised th ecigarette tax 62 cents a pack. The great state of North Carolina wants to tack on another 50 cents which would make a total of $1.12.  Dont smoke , neither do I. Never fear, Governor Perdue also wants to add a temporary 1% to the sales tax. How is that for boosting consumer spending. One thing about that you have got to love. She was asked about other temporary tax measures that are still in effect several years later and why this one would be different. Answer, because she is governor now. Ok, back to the cigarette issue  for a moment. We are all familiar with effforts to get people to quit smoking. These efforts have been shown to be somewhat effective. If they continue to be more and  more effective, then there will b fewer smokers and fewer cigarettes sold and ergo, less taxrevenue. Then what? There will need to be a new source of tax revenue. How about soft drinks, well, there is something in the governor’s plan for that. Not to worry, just a small amount. Age old government motto, once  a camel sticks his head under the tent, eventually he will own the tent or destroy it.

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July 8, 2009 - Posted by | Politics | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. We working Americans will be paying more democrats taxes for years to come, and guess what Obama is spending our tax money by giving it to his supporters!
    http://goodtimepolitics.com/2009/07/09/billions-in-aid-go-to-areas-that-backed-obama-chicago-style-pay-to-play/

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | July 9, 2009 | Reply


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