LoL! Yep. One of the first laws Obama signed. I remember it because my next door neighbor who is a heavy smoker and voted for Obama because he bought the line that "we needed a change" was rather irate that the first thing Obama did was raise the price of his smokes. All I could do was laugh and remind him he got the "change" he voted for...
2300% increase in the tax on loose tobacco if I recall.
apillar: “All I could do was laugh and remind him he got the “change” he voted for...”
Obamabots never learn. Sometimes I think the best thing that could happen to the country is to let the left create their brave new world. The Obamabots will be some of the first ones to suffer.
He raised the tax on roll-your-tobacco by 2700% almost as soon as he took office.
Not many rich people roll their own, so that tax was totally directed at the poor.