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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Somewhat Political

Smokers, drinkers to carry tax burden?

If you make big bucks — or enjoy alcohol, cigarettes and Coke — the government might hit you up to pay for fixing the nation’s health care system.

On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee peeked into vending machines and liquor stores, company payrolls and health savings accounts, looking for a mix of tax increases and spending cuts as a way to pay for a health overhaul — which could cost more than $1.5 trillion over 10 years.
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I posted this here rather than the other blog because I think it's important.

Sure. The fucker who got elected and the fucked up morons in the senate all promised they were only going to 'tax the rich'. But now that they're possibly waking up to who actually creates jobs and money in this country, they're thinking that cutting taxes from po' folks might cost them tax money.
They're GOING to get that money somewhere. And now you know where; from the little luxuries you and I enjoy.

And where do you think it will stop? Not just with smokes, booze and sodie-pops. Not on your life. Tagging these sort of 'vices' as needing to be taxed to cover socialized medicine is just the tip of the iceberg.
Next you'll be paying more cheeseburgers, fries, prepared foods, ... anything that could adversely affect your health.

And what about plain idiocy? Recreational vehicles, skydiving, playing softball when you're too old, any activity deemed irresponsible or unsafe could definitely a detriment to your health.

Soon you'll have to pay extra government fees just to take the kids to the park. Lord knows, we wouldn't want you to cut your finger while flying a kite. You may need to get a stitch.


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4 comments:

Miss Sassy said...

dude. a pack of cigs is already $8 out here. swill beer is $1/can. a 6 pack of bottles is $6.50, for SWILL. gfb I want something with flavor, that 6 pack is pushin $10 bucks.
can not WAIT until they have to raise taxes on guns because everything that keeps us from killing ourselves or each other is more expensive than a pistol.

curmudgeon said...

Not quite as bad here yet, but I'm sure it will get there.
Of course by then you'll be paying $15 per sixer.

Hammer said...

I switched to malt liquour. For some reason a 40oz mickeys is still under $1.50...go figure.

I'm thinking all the smokers that voted for Obama are feeling quite butthurt.

curmudgeon said...

Yeah, but the taste is worse than the tax!

And I fucking hope they're feeling that way.