Federal Tobacco Tax
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aggravated

Morristown, TN

#1 Mar 6, 2009
Starting April 1st ALL tobacco products will be taxed.
Cigarettes- 10.00 per carton
Roll your own- 24.78 per pound
Cigars-.40cents per cigar
etc.....
What really bites is the fact that some cigarette companies (philip morris (marlboro)) have already increased there prices by $8.10 per carton just this week.
To add insult to injury, all distributors and stores must pay a floor tax on all stock on hand! This is going to put some small independent stores in a bad position....including letting employees go and/or out of business.....
HaveApheasantPlu ckingDay

Morristown, TN

#2 Mar 6, 2009
You can thank obama

Since: Oct 08

Nashville, TN

#3 Mar 6, 2009
Ice-1

Morristown, TN

#4 Mar 6, 2009
Nobody took time to read the bill!!! it had to be done that day.. we really don't know yet what all they slipped into it! they even took out the part, that anybody using stimlus money be required to use e-varify to make sure Americans would be hired to do the work. the dems. took it out and passed it with the help of 3 idiots!!!

Since: Oct 08

Nashville, TN

#5 Mar 6, 2009
Ice-1 wrote:
Nobody took time to read the bill!!! it had to be done that day.. we really don't know yet what all they slipped into it! they even took out the part, that anybody using stimlus money be required to use e-varify to make sure Americans would be hired to do the work. the dems. took it out and passed it with the help of 3 idiots!!!
obama has suspended the e-verify and raids on companies that hire illegals..
To all Smokers

Strawberry Plains, TN

#6 Mar 6, 2009
Stop smoking and you don't have to worry about the tax :) It makes you smell awful, stains your teeth and fingers, not good for your health, not good for your children's health (not that this matters to a lot of people, but it should), and not to mention it is gross. I hope you stop smoking, but if not...thanks for paying more taxes! LESS FOR ME!
aggravated

Morristown, TN

#7 Mar 6, 2009
To all Smokers wrote:
Stop smoking and you don't have to worry about the tax :) It makes you smell awful, stains your teeth and fingers, not good for your health, not good for your children's health (not that this matters to a lot of people, but it should), and not to mention it is gross. I hope you stop smoking, but if not...thanks for paying more taxes! LESS FOR ME!
Think about this:
tobacco outlet worker is a non smoker. They have 2 kids. Worker gets laid off because of lower sales due to increase in taxes. Kids do without good meals and warm home. So sad.... This tax will hurt those that don't even smoke.
CLOWN

Strawberry Plains, TN

#8 Mar 6, 2009
aggravated wrote:
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Think about this:
tobacco outlet worker is a non smoker. They have 2 kids. Worker gets laid off because of lower sales due to increase in taxes. Kids do without good meals and warm home. So sad.... This tax will hurt those that don't even smoke.
Noted:
Think about this:

Deaths from smoking cost the country annually over $100 BILLION {I'm sure that a bailout could be used :)}

Not to mention the detrimental effects to children who are in homes of smokers and the children of those who do smoke and end up with premature lungs, cleft palate, low birth weight, etc...

It's not worth it.
M-Town Man

Atlanta, GA

#9 Mar 6, 2009
To all Smokers wrote:
Stop smoking and you don't have to worry about the tax :) It makes you smell awful, stains your teeth and fingers, not good for your health, not good for your children's health (not that this matters to a lot of people, but it should), and not to mention it is gross. I hope you stop smoking, but if not...thanks for paying more taxes! LESS FOR ME!
I agree. Smoking is for the weak anyway
yacktyyack

Strawberry Plains, TN

#10 Mar 6, 2009
aggravated wrote:
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Think about this:
tobacco outlet worker is a non smoker. They have 2 kids. Worker gets laid off because of lower sales due to increase in taxes. Kids do without good meals and warm home. So sad.... This tax will hurt those that don't even smoke.
think about this if a smoker quit smoking how much money could they save to put somewhere else like to food or clothing or whatever. and if everyone quit then how many jobs would that make since they were spending the money at the groc store?? Everyone around me smokes and i really wish they could quit..my mom lost died thanks to smoking...its all very dangerous and the results are sad..
Lisa

Morristown, TN

#11 Mar 6, 2009
Well I quit today. Sorta. I went to buy a carton which I do every Friday and about fell in the floor. They went from $33.00 a carton last week to $44.00 w/ tax this week. I told the clerk to keep them and I came home. I may kill someone this weekend but I am not buying anymore. I'll used my money saved for bail money when I go postal....lol
HaveApheasantPlu ckingDay

Morristown, TN

#12 Mar 6, 2009
I guess where I buy mine out of state will be the price they were here now. Think i'll buy everything there now. Less taxes mean more money for my cigs.
trashy

Morristown, TN

#13 Mar 7, 2009
Lisa wrote:
Well I quit today. Sorta. I went to buy a carton which I do every Friday and about fell in the floor. They went from $33.00 a carton last week to $44.00 w/ tax this week. I told the clerk to keep them and I came home. I may kill someone this weekend but I am not buying anymore. I'll used my money saved for bail money when I go postal....lol
They have not even started the cig tax yet, they are still 33.00. the taxes don't start till april!
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Marianna, FL

#14 Mar 7, 2009
trashy wrote:
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They have not even started the cig tax yet, they are still 33.00. the taxes don't start till april!
Nope,already $44.
trashy

Morristown, TN

#15 Mar 7, 2009
I bought mine at food city and paid 33.00 plus 3.26 tax yesterday.
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Marianna, FL

#16 Mar 7, 2009
I guess it's just where you buy them-thanks, think i'll go to food city today, lol.
trashy

Morristown, TN

#17 Mar 7, 2009
Yep, just went to check my receipt to make sure.
Lady Justice

Lancaster, TX

#18 Mar 21, 2009
mo-town wrote:
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obama has suspended the e-verify and raids on companies that hire illegals..
Congress did that as well. Obama tried to appoint Thomas Saenz as the nation's top civil-rights enforcer. That is a very serious position. Thomas Sanenz was a V.P. for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund) they are the legal strong arm for the "Latino PRO ILLEGAL alien groups". They literally send people into small towns and threaten them with multiple law suits if they won't capitulate to their demands. It works too as most towns are having trouble meeting their budgets.

HLS (Homeland Security) Michael Chertoff, changed the regulations for workers on federal projects (keep in mind the stimulus projects will be federal). Now a contractor on a federal project CAN HIRE ILLEGAL ALIENS & those IA's can be comforted to know that their "status" will NOT be checked IF the contractor has $100,000 or less as a portion of that federal contract.
Beer

Morristown, TN

#19 Mar 21, 2009
Car accidents kills people. Lets put more taxes on cars.

Putting taxes on smoking is ridiculous.

If you destroy an industry, you destroy more jobs and you will create less money for other industries.

For instance, lot of smokers buy smoke..creates cash for smoking industry. If they ever get unhealthy they create money and jobs for health industry.

Quit thinking emotionally and think rationally.

P.S. I'm a non-smoker. And we shouldn't care what other smokers do.
yeahright

Morristown, TN

#20 Mar 22, 2009
this tobacco tax will put thousands out of a job. If a small business owner owns a chain of c-stores and tobacco outlets.....and has to pay the floor tax on all tobacco products on their sales floor.(the floor tax for cigs will be 10.00 per carton.) the floor tax for one store could be 10,000 then u mulitiply that by all the stores that are owned by the same owner(s)....you are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars in nothing but taxes alone. The tax combined with low sales due to higher prices and that equals people losing their jobs. THe job losses will trickle straight up to the companies that make cigarettes,etc. By the time it ends you are talking about tens of thousands of people losing their job. That means less people buying goods and services.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/24208....

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