Florida Legislature looks to hike cig...

Florida Legislature looks to hike cigarette tax: Florida budget...

There are 6 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Florida Legislature looks to hike cigarette tax: Florida budget.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

How dire are the financial times in Florida? Consider: The same Republican legislators who abolished the intangibles tax on investments three years ago are thinking about raising taxes to get through the ...

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Boca Raton, FL

#1 Mar 22, 2009
what the hell is wrong with law makers in this state all they think about is them self because if you take away any thing from the casinos it will mean it will be a lot of people out of work and right now that is something we don"t need but do they give a fuck. no all they want is money in there pocket and don't wnat anyone else to make any money.

Homestead, FL

#2 Mar 29, 2009
So, because the local governments can't manage our money or the budget and their all-out spending, I should pay for it because I smoke? Bullshit, you people quit wasting money!!


Try taxing Fat People! They run up the health costs to... but do you think that would set well them them, NO and it should not. If you IDIOTS can't curb your spending, then everyone needs to pay more, not just who "YOU DECIDE" should pay it!!!

Lakeland, FL

#4 May 27, 2009
With unemployment so high and increasing tax on cigs, wait and see if the murder/suicide ratio does not go up!


#5 Jun 6, 2009
My comment on the tax of 1.00 per pack in florida
I think its a crime that you can do this to people who choose to smoke whether you do or not.If you wanted to increase taxes you should have done it to alcohol because many accidents are caused by it in florida with numerous people with drinking problems. Florida is not New york where jobs pay way more . Their are very few jobs unless you enjoy the food industry which should have been changed along time ago with the amount of land available in florida. Wake up in the senate..you all have good paying jobs and its about time you think about all of the poor people in florida. Shame on all of you!
Kross Bonez

Tampa, FL

#6 Jul 2, 2009
Wow go figure... Everyone got conned big time, The new Prez said "Time for change"...LMAO Yeah the change is the change in your pocket, and how it's going into the governments pocket! We are being taxed to death... So I guess I'll quit smokin It's not in my budget, and I'll be damn if I'm gonna put anymore of my money into the pockets of the governments misguided budget... You see how easy Gov.. I just budgeted yo azz out of my wallet... Taxation without representation!! Enjoy sending the economy into the shitter even more... Many jobs in the cig industry will be lost due to falling tobacco product sales... Hmmm I guess I'll fire up a big fat cigar now, because they havn't taxed those yet...LOL

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jul 2, 2009
Folks I don't smoke but isn't it time the scumbag politicians cut their pay and benefits . It has happen to many Americans and their families. It is very clear our Government from top to bottom is crooked. I wonder how many of these weasel were friends of this Jewish guy Madoff and his crooked family?

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