So the entrepreneur that finds a better (cheaper) way of doing the same business as you, should be penalized with a tax added to his customer’s bill?
In my opinion, the smoking ban in Michigan bars should be nullified. Number 1 its not constitutional. Number 2 is the fact that the casinos lobbied for it, yet got an exemption from the law themselves.
Its a classic case of business using government to harm the competition. In this case the competition was the smallest businessmen of them all.
That’s a valid point, but it may only be “better (cheaper)” because of a provision in the state tax code. That’s hardly a ringing endorsement for a “better/cheaper” way of business.