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Iona Fan Man
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Member since Jan 2006
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Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes

yeah it's cool when it's tobacco and alcohol...but when it's bullets and soda you may start to get wary....when it's butter and processed foods you may start to get angry....when it's cable and internet usage then you'll want to kill.


flat sales tax with no targeting of product or industry....any problems?


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
23858 posts

re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
Look up the Fair Tax Act. I support that tax plan, it incorporates what you are proposing.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
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yeah it's cool when it's tobacco and alcohol


No it's not.


Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
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No it's not.


meaning, when first instituted it had public backing, as they morph, that backing dwindles


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upgrayedd
Louisiana Tech Fan
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Member since Mar 2013
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
I think high tobacco taxes actually spread the tax burden equally. Lower income individuals, who don't pay taxes and receive govt assistance, use tobacco more than higher income individuals. Therefore, they are forced to contribute to the programs in which they participate.


veerbone
Louisiana Tech Fan
Mangham, LA
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
You'd better not tell a Democrat that or they will support and end to them.


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Homesick Tiger
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Greenbrier, AR
Member since Nov 2006
16640 posts

re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
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Therefore, they are forced to contribute to the programs in which they participate.


But yet everybody benefits from the tax. I've always been a proponent of the toilet paper tax. Something we all, hopefully, use. If the govt. put a .5 cent tax per roll I'd imagine that would be a pretty good chunk of chump change in a year's time.


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Iona Fan Man
Iona Fan
Member since Jan 2006
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
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I think high tobacco taxes actually spread the tax burden equally. Lower income individuals, who don't pay taxes and receive govt assistance,


they die first and don't draw SS/Medi.

study out of Vandy showed that every pack of cigs is a net cost savings of $0.32

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Vanderbilt University economist Kip Viscusi studied the net costs of smoking-related spending and savings and found that for every pack of cigarettes smoked, the country reaps a net cost savings of 32 cents.


LINK


upgrayedd
Louisiana Tech Fan
Further on up the road
Member since Mar 2013
16372 posts

re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
That's a very interesting article


Iona Fan Man
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re: Constitutional amendment to end sin taxes
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That's a very interesting article


i'd imagine that obesity, processed foods, etc,,,,all have a similar result

people being alive is the worst thing for the bottom line


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