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scooterhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 03:04:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
There puttin a 40 cent tax hike per pack on here in Indiana today . Thats another 7 bucks I`ll giv`em this week , hope they make good use of it !!! The 8th is fine with me , who all is goin with us , this is a big bus , there`s plenty of room ta ride .

Hal/WA    Posted 07-02-2002 at 11:05:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just another opportunity for some folks to make big money smuggling to avoid paying the unreasonable taxes. Prohibition (of alcohol) didn't work in the early part of the 20th Century, it only made a bunch of mobsters rich. This is about the same thing.

I am not a smoker and never have been. But lots of people have that habit--one that can be very hard to break. If they can get their cigarettes for half the price, if only a bit illegally, where do you think they will get them?

In my area there are several Indian reservations nearby. They all have "smoke shops" where tobacco products can be bought at much lower cost, as I do not think they pay any taxes on them at all. These "smoke shops" are supposed to be only for the tribal members, but they open them to anyone who comes in. Of course they do a land office business. I hope at least some of their huge profits go to the tribes, rather than just individuals. But I guess that is none of my business.

Sometimes our government is so dumb!!!!

BOSS    Posted 07-01-2002 at 08:43:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
50 cents here in Michigan, But I don't smoke so it won't affect me none. I do think its wrong though. Those ciggarette companies are sure taking a beating, they need to stand up for themselves pretty soon. Its almost as if the Government is their pimp.........

Hogman    Posted 07-01-2002 at 16:09:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boss I don't think it makes any differance to the Comapnies,tha smokers pay'n tha Gvt gets'n nuthin changes for tha weed factories. I pity Them not.
Seems ta Me it's tha Gvmt that speaks with forked tounge. They wimp'n sob and cry but tha buggers would realy weep'n wail if tha tax was ta dry up.

BOSS    Posted 07-01-2002 at 17:06:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got that right. Its OK even if it kills you, just so they get their tax money.

cornfused    Posted 07-01-2002 at 05:12:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
What part of Indiana are you from scooterhead?

scooterhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 05:25:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
S.E. corner about a hr. from Cinncinati OH

LH    Posted 07-01-2002 at 06:24:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Scooterhead, you can't be too far south of me, I live just west of Richmond.

scooterhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 06:49:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
About one hr. from Richmond . out around Metamora .

LH    Posted 07-01-2002 at 07:22:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been to Metamora an the surrounding area many times.

cornfused    Posted 07-01-2002 at 05:29:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm due north of you on the state line.

jamo, I'm in south central Indiana(Shelby Co,)    Posted 07-01-2002 at 05:42:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

EIEIO-MORNING    Posted 07-01-2002 at 04:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Morning, well seven days and our NS Bus will be leaving the track. Guess we will have to see if anyone else is ready to try. How are you going to try to do it? Get rid of every cigarette in the house? Try to taper off, buy goodies, stock up on prozac, etc.? Thanks to you this is the first time that I think I may have a chance because I have someone else going through the agony!!?? with me. Hope others do join us.
Have a wonderful day and think quit, quit, quit!!

scooterhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 04:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont have a plan . I`m the kinda person that gets somthin in my head and do it . I will be on the patch , as far as candy go`s I aint much on it . Do like snickers but how many can a person eat . Now if I could figger out a way to pack Icecream samichis in this 90 plus heet I could keep one of them in my mouth !!! Every time I`ve tried before The mental part is what gets me , The lack of smoke dont bother me it`s the act of doin it . Gota keep them hands busy . The last time my body started goin through changes which was strange , could have used that prozac !!! A big thing is if you fall off the wagon ya gota hurry and get back on and not let it whip ya !!!!

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