Friday, January 25, 2013

They're Coming

Yet another new provision has been found in Obama's health care law.  Smokers are about to get fucked.  I'm not going to go on a rant about the shitball health care bill force fed to we the people against our collective will.  Rather, I'm going to go on a rant at you fucking anti-smokers and your inability to get the fuck over me and my cigarette.

Smoking is not good for you.  That should go without saying.  I am not arguing that it is healthy or that it's no big deal.  It takes years off of your life.  But, they are the end years when you're likely wearing a diaper and being inappropriately touched by nursing home staff.  Not a strong argument for quitting.

There is the smell, which even most smokers don't care for but if you wash it doesn't stay with you.  I smoke like it's my god damn job and people constantly remark "I didn't know you smoke."  Sure, if I just had one the smoke lingers for a moment but then it passes.  I smoke in well ventilated areas and wash my ass daily.

Next we have the risk to others.  You know, the others who have no issue with alcohol being legal.  Gotta tell you, I've never seen anyone die from someone lighting a cigarette and getting behind the wheel of a car.  I've seen whole movements about the deaths caused by drunk douchebags.

But none of that is really what I want to express here.

What I really want to say is, your turn is coming.

In an effort to legislate my morality, the cigarettes I love so much have been taxed excessively in the name of the children.  Yes, cigarette taxes pay for a whole bunch of things for those pesky little rascals.  Health care for poor kids being primary among those things.

So what happens when laws like Obama care or the purposed law in Oregon to require a prescription for cigarettes causes everyone to quit?  Well, everyone will be healthier and live longer, provided they don't get hit by a bus or shot in an alley or drown in their tubs or die any other way!  Everything will smell better!  And no one will kill you with their awful evil cigarettes!

And, you are going to have to pay for it.  See, all that lost revenue will have to be made up.  They are going to have to tax something else for the children, and for the sudden abundance of elderly people who didn't die from smoking.

Don't worry, the groundwork has already been laid for the next evil.  Sorry fat fucks, your turn is next.  For your own good, and of course those lovable children, you're going to have to pay more for snackie cakes, soda, and anything else some douche in DC decides is more than you need to consume.

And once they make all the fat fucks skinny, something else will have to be taxed, now for the children, the old smokers who never died, and the formerly fat.  Folks, if we cure smokers and fat people from their vices, we're going to need to make up a lot of revenue.

You're not a smoker and you're not fat so it doesn't affect you, right? Wrong.  Eventually they will get to your vice.  They've already tasted the tax revenue and their hunger can't be satiated.  And when that day comes, and you're bitching about how it's no ones business what you do, I'll be there laughing my ass off.  And I'll remind you that had you left me to my devices, I'd either be dead or my lungs would be so useless I couldn't laugh were it not for your holier than thou anti-smoking bullshit.

19 comments:

  1. Great, just what we need! I smoke a pack an a half a day and it's already ridiculously expensive! Those crooked bastards! Always after our money!

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    1. But this time, you'll pay it to an insurance company. Doesn't that make ya feel all warm and cozy.

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  2. I live in Canada where every thing is grossly taxed. Many smokers buy illegal smokes because the government has overly taxed them making them a cash cow. I buy illegal cigs from the natives. 16 a carton or the government cigs at about 80 a carton. It has made a big black market .

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    1. This new charge will be to insurance companies for higher premiums, even the black market wouldn't help.

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  3. I quit smoking, not so much because of the price of cigarettes. But because my health insurance premiums doubled when they found out I was a smoker. And this was before Obamacare was passed. I could have lied, but that would have had pretty bad consequences as well. If I'd have gotten sick w/a smoking related illness, my doctor would have told the insurance company who in turn would have cut me off the insurance for lying. And then they probably would have told my employer, who probably would have fired me for lying to the insurance company.

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    1. Yeah, this new charge will likely turn me into quitting. That or a second job to pay for it and I'm just not that motivated.

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  4. The British Government relies too heavily on the revenue brought in from alcohol and cigarettes. So for all their threat to rid us of it once and for all, it's never gonna happen.
    They banned smoking ads from our TV screens years ago. But every smoker that I've met, all say the same thing, the anti-smoking ads make us all want to reach for a ciggie. Subliminal messaging I think...or just my usual paranoia. :)

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    1. I'm inclined to agree my government is doing the same. If everyone quit, thd kids are fucked.

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  5. this must been that the man we call our president must have really stopped smoking. He truly wouldn't have wanted to tax something he was still consuming. I think you are right, they will tax everything and anything; no one is immune; no one is safe. Just like I've said there's no safe job these days; there's no safe "addiction".

    betty

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    1. Eouldn't affect him, we pay for his health care. Convienent, no?

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  6. I'm so fucking tired of this hypocritical bullshit. If it's so awful, make it illegal. Oh, you don't dare face up to the tobacco growers? I see. Sure, tax the shit out of it, then, that'll learn me.

    If it's so bad, government, make it illegal and stop taking my money. Also, screw you, lying nanny state.

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    1. Can't stop.

      You cowardly motherfuckers. You money-grubbing assholes.

      PS: In my state, NY, a carton of cigs is about $100. When I was in Virginia and California, I bought a carton in each state for about $40. So screw you sideways, NY.

      OK, I think I got it all out of me. For the moment.

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    2. Rant on!

      A carton here runs between $80 and $100. If you go to your local tobacco shop, you can roll your own carton for about $20.

      But this is different than a normal tax increase. The price per pack will stay the same. Instead, the insurance you are mandated to carry, or face a $2000 fine, will likely have a $2500 - $4000 higher premium if you're a smoker. No other "risky" behavior was singled out in this manner.

      Go figure.

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  7. I quit smoking and miss it terribly! I'd love a cigarette right now and I'll be damned if I quit drinking soda too. I love it to much. I'm already on a petition floating around to stop raising the taxes on soda. I die a little inside every time I pay almost $4 for hubby's six pack of Mtn. Dews - gah, those things are expensive!

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    1. Once the smoking dollars dry up, it's gonna have to come from somewhere. And since this one isn't a direct tax on cigarettes, the money won't come from the folks who don't quit, it's going to have to come from somewhere else and fat causing substances are next.

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  8. Guess this means I will have to cut my DIRECTV package down to afford that tax! There is nothing worse than a reformed smoker, I just smile politely and blow smoke in their direction. I just bought a carton of cigarettes here about an hour ago for $30. Besides who wouldn't rather be hit by a drunk driver than watch someone smoke a cigarette?

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    1. I don't really have a problem with alcohol, though I do hate drunks. What pisses me off is the blatant hypocrisy of the war on tobacco when people actually do die from alcohol and alcohol related incidences. It's bullshit and I have a very low bullshit tolerance.

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  9. It's not the alcohol I object to either, it's the drunks. One took a year out of my life several years ago because he thought he was sober enough to drive. Then I have spent countless hours trying to save someone's life only to have to watch people, teenagers, small children, whole families die because some drunk decided to drive. It's the worst feeling to have a 6 yr old ask when Mommy and Daddy are coming to be with them when you know that Mommy and Daddy have just been pronounced in the next room. Never had that happen one time with a cigarette driver!

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    1. They finally sold the evils of smoking when C. Evart Coope (could be misspelled, I didn't look it up) declared second hand smoke to be the worst thing ever when he was AG.

      The stunning stupidity that followed should be a case study in how to manipulate morons and taught to every salesman across the country.

      There is an actual belief that second hand smoke is worse for you than inhaling yourself. As though a smoker wouldn't be breathing in the left overs along with everyone else.

      Grrrr, I fucking hate stupid.

      Alcohol has directly killed other people. If the health of others is a concern, there is no good reason for it to be legal using the same fucktarded reasoning they keep pushing smoking from our lives.

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