Supporters of a tobacco tax increase ...

Supporters of a tobacco tax increase push their case in Springfield campaign stop

There are 2 comments on the Springfield News-Leader story from Oct 2, 2012, titled Supporters of a tobacco tax increase push their case in Springfield campaign stop. In it, Springfield News-Leader reports that:

Supporters of a ballot measure increasing the state's tobacco taxes argued Monday during a campaign stop in Springfield that the tax hike will have a direct, positive impact on people living in the area.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Springfield News-Leader.

Since: Jul 10

United States

#1 Oct 2, 2012
Another nanny state garbage proposal. The basis for taxation is to raise revenues for the Constitutional functions of government, not to control the behavior of a free society.

Ten years ago, these do-gooders dismissed slippery slope arguments that this sort of thing opens the door for government to control all manner of our daily freedoms. Ten years later, we have cities that are now regulating salt and MSG content, drink sizes, and banning toys in children's meals. Where will we be in another 10 years?
guest

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2012
T axed
E nough
A lready

P
A
R
T
Y

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

University of Missouri Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News TV journalist laughs along with islanders at he... Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News Pro-Trump, anti-Mexican messages chalked on Cal... Apr 19 spud 7
News Fathers Plays a Critical Role in Family Values ... Apr 16 LUCY JANE 1
News Spike Lee's University of Missouri documentary ... Apr 16 LUCY JANE 1
News Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Ha... Apr 16 LUCY JANE 1
News Billy Joe Hart Apr 16 LUCY JANE 1
News Premature babies have a significantly increased... Apr 16 LUCY JANE 1
More from around the web