Congress Want Smokers to Help Fund the New World Order — 1 Comment

  1. IT’S BACK……….

    The latest attempt to expand the SCHIP program seems to be sailing through Congress and Obama is likely to sign it into law when it reaches his desk.

    As before, it contains big tax increases so Washington can take kids off private health insurance and put them on public subsidies. This expansion would make eligible for federally subsidized insurance about 2 million children who are currently covered by private health insurance. It would cover families making as much as three times the federal poverty level.

    The bill also allows for immigrants, both legal and illegal, to access SCHIP funds, although illegal immigrants may only do so for 90 days. But the bill eliminates the need for an immigrant to show a photo ID or papers proving that he/she is legal.

    How do they pay for this Socialist program?

    That’s right… just like before… smokers get to pay.

    The bill raises the federal tax on a pack of cigarettes from 39 cents to $1. It raises taxes on small cigars to $12.50 per 1,000 cigars this year, then to $50 per 1,000 in 2015! The tax rate on large cigars is raised to more than 50 percent, with a cap of 40 cents per cigar — eight times the current tax. The tax on Roll Your Own tobacco will increase from $1.0969 per pound to $24.62 per pound (yes, $24.62 per pound).