Monday, March 16, 2009
I just saw a piece on my local Fox news that made me pick up my mobile phone to hurry and write this post.
Maryland lawmakers are talking about raising the alcohol tax. Big whoop. it hasn't been raised since Eisenhower was in office!
I'm a smoker. I started out paying about $2 per pack, about 14 years ago. Now I pay (sometimes $5.50) a pack. Whose fault? MINE!
I don't care if they tax liquor more. Would you like to know why? I'm sure if you did the comparison, cirrhosis and cancers caused by smoking are probably equally as deadly.
Another reason? Some people can't hold their alcohol. I don't drink often (literally, a couple of times a year) and for good reason: drama! Alcohol brings the drama!
How about one more reason? Let's check out some more statistics to find out how many Domestic Abuse victims are at the hands of their alcoholic partners. (Been there, done that.)
So I say raise the liquor tax. Heck, it's been 51 YEARS! (How's that for discrimination smokers?) Cardin, Mikulski, hell, I'll even address the Governor on this one! Governor O'Malley, tax the HECK out of the drinkers like you have done us smokers! I vote yes!
Maybe it will help with our HUGE deficit! Balance those books! and leave smokers alone for once
To be continued...