Bloomington Democrat pushes $1.60 cigarette tax hike

Feb 7, 2013 Full story: Star Tribune 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. - An influential Minnesota House Democrat touted her bill Thursday that would more than double the state's cigarette tax, saying she's motivated by public health concerns and not additional tax money.

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Smokers Cologne

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Feb 9, 2013
That's all? they can pay more than that.
Yellow Teeth N Fingers

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 9, 2013
Why not $16.00?
PB in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 10, 2013
Yeah? How about a $10 tax on drinks too "for public health"? Oops, that's right, politicians like their booze...
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 10, 2013
These Libs are really that Stupid. It has come to the point that the Gubbamint (Which has no "skin in the game" and not cost of production) is making more on these products than the manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer combined!
PB in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 11, 2013
Too bad they don't have the balls to do the same on meth, marijuana, coke, prostitution.... oh wait, those are illegal.... can't tax something that's illegal.
Jerry

Westlake, OH

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Joe Blow wrote:
These Libs are really that Stupid. It has come to the point that the Gubbamint (Which has no "skin in the game" and not cost of production) is making more on these products than the manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer combined!
And addicts are willing to pay it, at ANY cost.

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