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AP Stretches Credibility On Obama Cigarette Tax Hike

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As I’ve said before, all the press ultimately cares about is conflict. They want to stir the pot because it sells papers and that’s fine. But claiming they have an inherent bias is pointless.

Yet another example…this roundabout claim that Obama is taxing those making under $200,000…

WASHINGTON -One of President Barack Obama’s campaign pledges on taxes went up in puffs of smoke Wednesday.

The largest increase in tobacco taxes took effect despite Obama’s promise not to raise taxes of any kind on families earning under $250,000 or individuals under $200,000.

This is one tax that disproportionately affects the poor, who are more likely to smoke than the rich.

That’s right. Because taxes increased on an addictive consumable that people purchase by choice he broke a campaign promise.

Good times.

By the way, it’s been proven that the more you raise the price of cigarettes, the less people smoke. And the fewer people smoking (especially the poor), the less health care costs insurance companies will have to absorb because people can’t pay for their treatment.

And to that point, people are already tying to quit because of this tax increase.

Moving on…