UNWRITER Ron Berry

March 31, 2009

Why the poor stay poor

Filed under: rants — unwriter1 @ 1:29 pm
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Tomorrow the price of cigarettes goes up by a dollar. This is set by a government that can’t handle it’s own finances and expects the smokers to bail them out. Why is it always the ones that smoke? Are we that much of a pariah? I’m not saying it’s a good habit, but I am saying that when they want a target to raise money, we are the prime choice. Heaven forbid they raise the taxes on alcohol because then the power lunches would actually mean they had to spend some of their own money! We can’t eliminalte alcohol. Look what happened when we tried it. So we leave it alone and allow the drunks to keep killing everyone on the streets.

How bad is second hand smoke? It is nowhere as bad as the stress people are under worrying that they might run into a small cloud of it. Too many people stress out about those that smoke and they are the first to have a heart attack. Leave us the (blank) alone! Get back in your car and let some twenty five year old drunk kill you instead.

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4 Comments »

  1. Totally agree with this short and right on rant. Smokers are the modern day lepers and continually get dumped on and discriminated against. I don’t condone the habit, but it’s completely unfair to treat smokers like they are second class citizens and keep taxing the living bejeezus out of them.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — March 31, 2009 @ 2:15 pm | Reply

  2. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Comment by matt — March 31, 2009 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  3. Yes, smokers do seem to get targeted most often. In this recent case, however, I can’t complain too much as the added revenue is going to children’s health care programs.

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — April 1, 2009 @ 10:22 am | Reply

  4. Hear, Hear! Smokers always get the short end of the stick. Thank you for saying so!

    Comment by candaceclayton100 — April 9, 2009 @ 1:53 pm | Reply


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