So NY now has the highest tax on cigarettes in the nation, the average cost of a pack outside of NYC is $10. Â This is for your own good says the Government – just ignore the millions of dollars in revenue they are using to fund anything BUT campaigns to stop smoking, cancer research, etc… you know, things to actually HELP smokers. Â So smokers are quitting, as they always do – there will always be a very SMALL contingent that actually quits due to price. Â These pale and pasty fuckers now walk out into the sunlight and realize, ‘hey, I’m a pale and pasty fucker’ so they decide to go tanning.
Today I go to renew my tanning pass, and find a 10% tax has been placed on it. Â That’s right folks, New York State is taxing light.
Only in New York would a blind man place a tax on LIGHT.
Sure, it’s due to all of the links between skin cancer and tanning (editors note: radiation causes cancer, it doesn’t matter where the fuck it comes from) – and if you believe that tale woven by the bankrupt gaggle of idiots in Albany, have you heard about the tax on cigarettes?