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Old 07-11-2009, 05:05 AM   #11
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TAX. BLAH. Most of the stuff we like is dam neer 70 75 persent Tax. I remember the last port I was stationed in was Guam. That was ten years ago. I got to see how much things were realy hiked up in the states by compairison. This is the NEX still makeing a little bit on mark up. Any name brand of smokes, cammel marbro what ever 1.40, wasnt any cheeper by the carton it was 14.00. Just about any name brand of boose/ hard spirits was like 5 or 6 bucks a fith or litter. Well I quit smoking cigarets. Yup I did. No big feat though. I picked up cigars and not those cheep machine rolled ones. Any ways I understand the Tax thing. IT ROYALY BLOWS. They were/are taxing the hell out of it to begin with but DAM. MORE! Im sick of these taxicrats.

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TAX. BLAH. Most of the stuff we like is dam neer 70 75 persent Tax. I remember the last port I was stationed in was Guam. That was ten years ago. I got to see how much things were realy hiked up in the states by compairison. This is the NEX still makeing a little bit on mark up. Any name brand of smokes, cammel marbro what ever 1.40, wasnt any cheeper by the carton it was 14.00. Just about any name brand of boose/ hard spirits was like 5 or 6 bucks a fith or litter. Well I quit smoking cigarets. Yup I did. No big feat though. I picked up cigars and not those cheep machine rolled ones. Any ways I understand the Tax thing. IT ROYALY BLOWS. They were/are taxing the hell out of it to begin with but DAM. MORE! Im sick of these taxicrats.
You seem like one of the few who actually gets the whole point of this thread. I'm not here to promote smoking, nor to talk about the health risks. This is about taxes. Most people here know the government is out of control.
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I've noticed the tax on cigarettes..its pretty bad.
Year and a half ago I could buy 2 packs of cigarettes, marb red 100's for $10. Now its almost $10 per pack.

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I've noticed the tax on cigarettes..its pretty bad.
Year and a half ago I could buy 2 packs of cigarettes, marb red 100's for $10. Now its almost $10 per pack.

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Holy hell, $10 a pack? Here I am complaining about $6.
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You seem like one of the few who actually gets the whole point of this thread. I'm not here to promote smoking, nor to talk about the health risks. This is about taxes. Most people here know the government is out of control.
Sorry, I do not live in the U.S actually.... but so far as I know (maybe my english and culture is not deep), the taxation has a purpose... that I think is the bottom line here.... they collect those tobacco taxes to pay the treatement of the diseases produced by smoke those tobacco... maybe I don't see the point, but the government live from collect taxes, and tobacco is a calculated risk, many people will suffer diseases from smoking the government has to subsidize the medication, doctors and other complications derived from the tobacco smokers, so you prepaid your treatment with taxes



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You What the f--k does that have to do with the government raising taxes on tobacco? You also miss the point of this thread. Everyone knows the health risks, moron. I'm ranting about the eventual job losses this will cause due to unfair taxation of cigarettes.
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Here its getting nearly 8 bucks a pack. Maybe I exaggerated a little bit, but for one pack of newports or marbs, its 7.50-8 bucks. I usually pick up a carton of cigs for 34 bucks if i go to the casino. Indian Reservation cigarettes are much cheaper in bulk.

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[QUOTE=AsmelEduardo;127543]Sorry, I do not live in the U.S actually.... but so far as I know (maybe my english and culture is not deep), the taxation has a purpose... that I think is the bottom line here.... they collect those tobacco taxes to pay the treatement of the diseases produced by smoke those tobacco... maybe I don't see the point, but the government live from collect taxes, and tobacco is a calculated risk, many people will suffer diseases from smoking the government has to subsidize the medication, doctors and other complications derived from the tobacco smokers, so you prepaid your treatment with taxes

That does make a lot of sense. I have also thought that they raise the taxes because it seems like less and less people are smoking nowadays (as far as I can tell) and they need to balance things by raising taxes to cover their losses.

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They need to put cigarettes back in vending machines for 25 cents.

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They need to put cigarettes back in vending machines for 25 cents.

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Yeah that would be sweet. There are only two places I know of that even have cigarette machines. And they only cost 20 quarters.
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I have also thought that they raise the taxes because it seems like less and less people are smoking nowadays (as far as I can tell) and they need to balance things by raising taxes to cover their losses.
If less people is somking less people will need treatment, but what about the cost of the treatments increasing?.... everyday new drugs for cancer that cost a lot of money because the pharmaceuticals expend a lot of money in research to find those drugs, doctors cost more (because is law of supply and demand. I don't know why the goverment don't subsidize the education to you have more professionals.... studying in a university is too expensive in the U.S as far as I know) and the government don't will (or don't should at least) put their hands in other pockets to cover those expenses but the pocket of the smokers... I think.
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