No outrage over cigarette tax hike?

Effective April 1, cartons of cigarettes will cost an additional $6 per carton.

I do not smoke. I know cigarettes can lead to cancer and other debilitating illnesses. However, there is something inherently unfair, diabolical and sinister about the imposition of this over the top cigarette tax.

What is even more pathetic is the fact there is relatively no public opposition -- just the usual cowardly, under-the-breath whimpers. The American minds have been dumbed downed, and the American will has been beaten down.

Or, just maybe, the American public will grow a backbone if there is a mega-tax imposed on their golf, beer, fried chicken and tanning salons.

Kevin Palmer

Martinez

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