Smokers fuming as state considers adding to tax hikeThe dumb-ass voters in this state voted against allowing smoking in bars that serve food already. That caused a big dip in businesses around the state. I'm talking no less than a 15-20% decrease in patronage.
Thus emerged a glimpse of the Catch-22 that could come with boosting sin taxes: The state wants more money for its budget; but if legislators try to extract too much financing from discretionary habits, they could tax revenue right out of Nevada's coffers.
Now add more taxes to tobacco, and what happens? Some people will pay anyway, but then some will just quit buying the shit.
The thing is, budgets have already been drawn up which rely on dollars from tobacco sales, so they've done gone and legislated that money right out of the budget.
You self-righteous twits didn't see that coming now did you?