I think the operative word there is "might." This is an utterly specious argument; it takes a lot of gall or stupidity to stand up in a public forum and argue FOR cigarettes.
For the life of me, I can't see why our esteemed representatives aren't jumping all over these so-called "sin taxes." It's easy money from people who are already considered social pariahs.
Social pariahs? I bet charging a dollar for every condescending blog post by a former mayor would raise a good bit of money.
And this from one-horse, convenience-store of a town that couldn't rub two brain cells together and realize that alcohol sales would have really darn good for the town (they could have built a second convenience store).
P.S. I'll flick my cigarette butt out the window at Main Street on my way to the line.
Twilight, I don't mean to sound like an old fogey, but you really don't know WHAT most adults know.
We've been there, sweetie. The world as you know it was not created for people your age - we adults may seem lame because we are mature and have already lived our wild days, but we know all about drugs and how easy it is to get weed and alcohol when you are underage.
We also know what consequences were paid by some of us at your age by making poor choices.
Don't be so quick to criticize adults or think they " don't know" things just because they don't talk like you do or listen to the same music you do. There will come a day when you look back and realize how naive and know-it-all you were, and how wise your parents and other adults were.
OH, for they days when I was a teenager and knew so much more than my fossilized parents.....NOT!
Hardly a day goes by that I do not wish for their wisdom and experience to guide me.
It was fun to 'know it all', but I was lucky to have survived.
WD...with all due respect..It dosnt do justice to refer to younguns as "sweetie"
After all this isnt waffle house...lol
Ohbrother: I'm one of those social pariahs standing out in the rain smoking...and I STILL advocate a tax on cigarettes.
And I was part of the Council that pushed for alcohol sales and put the issue on the ballot. I agree; it would have been a funding bonanza. Nonetheless, the townspeople did not wish to pursue that stream of revenue.
katie you are a good egg! i wish youd stop smoking though- too many good folks i know have been killed by cigarettes- they are a hard habit to break from what ive been told-
I call myself a "habitual quitter," and one of these days, one of these attempts, it's gonna stick. Thanks for your good wishes.