Posts Tagged ‘cigarette tax’

Tax ‘em if you got ‘em

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Bogie and bacall

California is inhaling another pack of attempts to increase cigarette taxes. Joe Mathews enthuses about it on Fox and Hounds: This state needs to raise tobacco taxes. For a state as properly focused on health as California, the fact that we have unusually low such taxes is downright weird. We shoul...

The Tobacco Settlement Bait-And-Switch

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Dec. 08, 2012 By Joseph Perkins “California’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry has reached a successful conclusion that provides a major victory in the fight against smoking.” So said Bill Lockyer, then the state’s attorney general, back in 1999. The settlement guaranteed the state ...

The Establishment killed cig tax Prop. 29

Monday, June 25th, 2012

June 25, 2012 By John Seiler The backers of the Proposition 29 cigarette tax increase finally snubbed out the butt of their vigil over the June 5 vote. It lost by just 28,000 votes. Proponents blamed the $47 million spent by the Big Tobacco companies to defeat the measure. Lance Armstrong, the bi...

Prop. 29 cig haters interrupt John Denver

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Prop. 29 cig haters interrupt John Denver

April 4, 2012 By John Seiler Usually when I work, I listen to classical music. But sometimes I put on the rock I grew up with, usually the Stones, Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Dylan, the MC5, etc. A good way to do that is on YouTube, where you can click on a video stream of up to 100 videos of the art...