Skip to comments.HillaryCare Packaged With SCHIP
Posted on 09/10/2007 10:00:17 AM PDT by V.FosterEdited on 09/10/2007 11:50:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Conservatives have spent the past month gearing up for the SCHIP fight, calling it a new-look HillaryCare. They have plenty of data to show the dangerous fiscal consequences of heading down this path, such as the reliance on tobacco taxes to pay for SCHIP’s expansion. The House bill raises cigarette taxes by 45 cents per pack, and the Senate bill increases them by 61 cents. Tax hikes of that magnitude, causing many people to stop smoking, would be disastrous for state finances. In addition, millions of Americans would have to start smoking to pay for this new federal entitlement.
Ask the people from Tennessee about these types of programs.
Cigarette taxes. Sheesh.....
Thats it...I’m gonna quit smoking just so there won’t be funding for this socialist program.
NO, not my beer. I would have to start making my own again, like I did in Saudi Arabia.
I tend to think that staffers mirror what their Congresspeople bosses think. I just pulled this from Capitolist.
Everyone else getting hammered by the smokers calling about
the cigarette tax? It just makes me want to tax the ba$tard$ more...
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Filthy ba$tards. They wouldn’t dare say this about ANY other group.
Nanny state Ping.........
New bumpersticker slogans:
“Thank a smoker if your child has healthcare”
“Start smoking: It’s for the children”
“Smoking bans hurt children”
“Tobacco taxes hurt children”
I love it, the moonbats would totally freak out........
Prohibition didn’t work either. It’ll just go to the black market.
Around here,people go to the Indian reservation for cigarettes if they want them cheap, and lots do.
Meant to ping ya earlier: Nanny State, Thy Name is Wisconsin!
“Prohibition didnt work either. Itll just go to the black market.”
I’ve already got my 1/4 acre set aside for the “personal use” of growing smoking tobacco.
Off course, since I don’t smoke, it won’t be exactly for MY personal use, but it will be for SOMEONE’S personal use. ;)
If those IDIOTS in Washington knew what a robust underground economy there already is in ANY sector of our economy, they’d be sh*ttin’ green because they haven’t been able to tax us since Time Began.
I hate taxes. I live to avoid them by all legal means possible. These jerks only inspire me to dig in my heels all the harder. :)
Cut that back, dear. You are only permitted 1/10th acre.
Beyond that, I agree with you wholeheartedly!!!!!!
And better measure carefully. You can bet they will if they come checking.
Ooooops! I was only off by 6/10th. I’m CERTAIN the Feds will overlook that while I “smile and wave...sittin’ there on that sack of seeds.”
I have GOT to find some way to contact every Housewife across America and convince her that she pays way too much in taxes on whatever she earns and certainly on what her husband earns, should he be gainfully employed as well, LOL!
Diana is my idol.........
No need to convince me. I live in New York- The Vampire State.
How to beat taxes?
Go right to the farmer.
Barter with friends and neighbors for services.
Grow your own.
Make your own Christmas presents. I’ve done AG doll clothes for nieces, given canned goods to in-laws.
Go to Salvation Army Thrift stores where you can sometimes get name brand goods with the price tag on them. That way you don’t pay as much for the clothes so pay less taxes.
I’m somewhat at a loss about how to contact housewives, though.
What am I missing?
Thanks for the ping!
“What am I missing?”
Not much, LOL!
* Day old bread stores are great. I can get a HUGE trash bag of bread and other goodies (Sara Lee brand, etc.) for $2. Of course, I need to sign a waiver that it’s strictly for animal feed only, but when the bread is only ONE DAY over its legal self-life and there’s room in the freezer... ;)
* Selling items on eBay and Amazon.com and a local website helps me. Haven’t used Craigs List yet, but others swear by it.
* Gleaning fields & wild food foraging. Hunting & fishing. There’s an amazing amount of food out there for the taking (with permission.) Heck, you can make a salad from things you find in your lawn if you really need to, LOL! I already have two Canada goose breasts in the freezer...and we’re only a week into the season. :)
A website would probably be the best venue for reaching women that think like we do. (You know; those of us worth our weight in ‘Rubies’ to our families.)
I’ve planted raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, and blueberry bushes. Sure there’s the initial expense, but with the cost of those things in the store, I figure I’ll get my money back pretty soon, and it’s just in the backyard. No traveling for it.
I also make all my trips in one loop. I just plan it ahead and don’t have to waste gas running to the store for something I forgot.
“I also make all my trips in one loop. I just plan it ahead and dont have to waste gas running to the store for something I forgot.”
Me, too. I shop once a week. If it’s not on the list, I don’t get it. If we need it between trips, unless it’s vital medicine, too bad. :)
I’m actually scaling back my shopping trip today. I was going to go to the next town over and hit Wal-Mart, but I think I’ll just stick local today and save gas and time. :)
(That also leaves me more time to Freep today, LOL!)
So sad to see where this country’s going.
Crock of SCHIP
What am I missing?
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