Sin Tax in Cin City!!!

@sconibear (8010)
United States
March 18, 2009 5:43pm CST
I live in the city............ The big city............ The big neon city.............. The big 24 hour neon city............Sin City!!! I live in Las Vegas, Nevada!!! I smoke I drink. this discussion ISN'T about health, health matters, the enviroment, or morals!!! The federal government is raising taxes on tobacco starting in April, to prepare for this, the cigarette companies have ALREADY raised their prices to offset the raised federal tax that they will also have to pay. so cigarettes have already went up, and will be going up again in April. now The State of Nevada wants to implement a sin tax!!! this is a tax that will go on top of the cigarette company increase and the federal tax increase.........this is a "sin tax" so it will also affect alcohol! this a "sin tax" but it WILL NOT affect the the gambling industry!!! hmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ cigarettes and beer...............these are the basic vices of us lower working class/DIRT POOR!!! everybody's gonna quit smoking and drinking, so the increased taxes will probably bring in LESS revenue. shouldn't we raise the taxes on yachts and caviar instead???? isn't it about time we legalize marijuana ALREADY????
5 responses
• United States
19 Mar 09
I live in the country... the place where cows are more than good eats but family pets! the place where moonshine is enjoyed by all.. the country.... where marrying yer brother or sister is just fair game! ahhhh! we had all them things that you mentioned long before you guys did!! you all did was just fancied em up and threw lights on em! wait! what was the question?? hahahah!
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
19 Mar 09
see......now i just want a cow! and a still.
• United States
19 Mar 09
move back home bear!!!!! move back home!!! I will fire up the still fer you and Missy!!!! hahaha!
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
19 Mar 09
tomorrow is missy's b'day. mark it down!
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
19 Mar 09
It is always the (working poor) that gets hit the worst! I too am a smoker and a working poor and it is (us) working poor that made America great! NOT the filthy rich, the movers and shakers, it is US, the workers! We made it great, and the way we are getting hit by tax after tax is appauling! We made it great yet it will be THEM that comes out on top! There's no way to stop this and it'll only get worse!
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
19 Mar 09
yup, that's the way it's always been. and now they don't even have any work for us working poor.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
19 Mar 09
They implemented a "sin tax" here about three years ago. I thought it was called that because of the areas in which I live but in Vegas? Wow. I've been there twice and the prices were crazy high compared to where I live then..that was with the sin tax. I can not imagine it now. I'm thinking marijuans would definately rake in a lot more revenue than cigs or drink..lol
@sconibear (8010)
• United States
19 Mar 09
yeah, you used to be able to buy 50 cent Heineken's and Margaritas........not no more.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
19 Mar 09
now The State of Nevada wants to implement a sin tax!!! Ahhh LOL welcome to my world..I live in the State of NY and we already have a Sin Tax...When I first moved here from Canada I was floored by the thought of a Sin Tax"what? taxing me extra for doing things that are to some shmuck in office considering sinful?? shut the hell up!" which is basically what I said to my husband when he told me about it..
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
Well I guess Las Vegas isn't exciting to you because you already live there? That is pretty cool, my friend. Sorry about the taxes, they should take it out on the tourists, not the residents... yeah on the MJ thing.