#32 wrote:86 was insane. Even when you disregard the fact that the hospitals are trying to con a buck, the whole idea is sick.
"Let's tax these poor bastards that are addicted to something!"
Nobody expected that smokers would suddenly "stop smoking" because of the tax; the government was just trying to take advantage of people who break into hives when they go without a smoke. If someone starts shaking from a lack of nicotine, they need help... not a ridiculous tax that would exploit them.
Think what you want about smoking and the dangers of it, but I find it morally wrong to tax people for something they are dependent on. It's just not right, in my opinion... and I'm not a chronic smoker, either.
Yeah, I agree here.