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How Much is the Government Making Off of Tobacco?

2 Comments 13 July 2010

By Josh Ritchie

It’s no secret that the government taxes our spending—in fact, sales tax is one of the main ways that the government brings in money. But there are a number of other items that have their own additional taxes imposed, whether at the state or federal level. And, when it comes to cigarettes, the consumer pays both. Would it be right to call this a tax on one’s vice, or sin? While we don’t claim to be any moral authority, the figures and statistics are quite interesting.




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  1. CMartin says:

    NYT reports Philip Morris benefs from child labor in Khazakstan… here is the link

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/business/global/14smoke.html?scp=1&sq=phillip%20morris&st=cse

    Therefore the US government benefits from child labor in Khazakstan.


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