Thursday, March 17, 2005

Non Smokers Support Terrorists

This has got to be one of the most severe cases of convoluted logic that I've ever seen.

If states "raise the tax on cigarettes," it widens the difference between the wholesale and retail prices and "inadvertently creates opportunity for traffickers, who evade the tax and gain the profits," said ATF agent William Billingslea in a lengthy article last month for Police Chief magazine, published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington.

Federal officials said they are not taking stands against specific bills in states, however.

On this parallel planet,there is an America drenched in ridiculous fear. Fear of our own government and of the right wing censor machine, that it is not surprising to hear a response
like this one:

Though Torlakson has long supported "non-smoking programs,"

he also
"strongly supports homeland security and anti-terrorism efforts,"
said spokesman Robert Oakes.

Doesn't the President have a loot of money tied up in the tobacco business?


Blogger MontanaDem said...

By that logic, we shouldn't have any laws, because they inadvertently create opportunity for those who break them.

10:41 AM  
Blogger granny said...

But we need laws so that the Republicans can change them at will without public notice.

They write really long bills so that people like Conrad Burns can sneak his undemocratic corporate agenda into them without discussion or scrutiny.

1:05 AM  
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