Liberal Fascists Never Learn

So Illinois is facing having to cut down on their generous bennies unless they somehow come up with some more of other people’s money.

But hey, no problem right? Just raise taxes!

The sponsor of the cigarette tax, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, told the House Human Services Committee before the floor vote that without the cigarette tax hike, “we will have to go back and make further cuts . . . draconian cuts in the Medicaid system.”

A $1.98 state cigarette tax would put Illinois somewhat above the national average of $1.46 per pack, and far higher than Missouri’s lowest-in-the-nation 17 cents per pack. Missouri voters will decide in November whether to raise that tax to 90 cents.

And a year from now they will all be tearing their hair, wondering why on Earth their new revenue never materialized but took a serious hit instead as the good people of Illinois stopped buying smokes inside their own state.

“Who could have foreseen? How is this happening?”

And then they’ll hike taxes again, of course, since “robbing the people more” is the only answer they have to any problem they encounter, being inbred, sub-retarded, lowest 10th percentile knuckle draggers who, were they ever forced to go apply for a real job, would starve to death in a fortnight.

It’s the same case in California where Governor Moonbeam, after scratching his head over the “mystery” of revenues dropping after his massive tax hikes to pay his union friends’ lavish pensions (here’s a hint, you daft dork: It may have something to do with every business that can flee having fled your retarded state. Due to your tax hikes, natch), has decided that the only solution to this confounding problem is to hike taxes some more.

Not that us Texans mind, but if you don’t slow it down a bit, Governor Moonbat, we’re going to get overcrowded with all of the refugee Californian businesses setting up shop here.

But back to sin taxes: If the government of Illinois wants to milk the tobacco cow some more, then here’s how you do it: figure out the tobacco tax in your neighboring states, then lower your own to just below theirs. Sit back and watch the revenue roll in.

Of course that’s never going to happen, since lowering taxes is to liberal fascists what garlic and holy water is to vampires.

But there you have it, you tumblefucked twats, your free advice of the day.

You’re welcome.

Thatisall.

7 comments

  1. 1
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Moonbeam had hoped Facebook would generate mucho revenue here. Well, we all know how that is working out, don’t we? As I pointed out, having already (absentee) voted no on every single tax preposal, For you see, as I pointed out to some friends this morning at our local watering hole here, slurping on a mocha, is that the demorats are shitcanning the poor, trying to blame it on republicans, meanwhile won’t dare touch the pensions and unions that are bankrupting the state. They lament prop 13, which I voted for many years ago, an arrogant legislature taxing the shit out of us, now the supermajority requirement, two thirds. So their only option left is taking it to the voters, tobacco tax again, also explaining why I have fifteen cartons of smokes preserved here at home. If the losers vote for it, so it goes. But sooner or later this ship will go down. And I hope it is messy.
    My feeling?
    Let the fucking ship sink then!
    I do not plan on paying one red cent to the state in income taxes this year……..legally.

  2. 2
    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    Currie again: the #1 prohibitionist in the Midwest; guns, smokes, booze, and all the enjoyable things normal people like. We appreciate those of like mind stuck in Illinois coming here for their tobacco and ammo because they don’t have to show their F.O.I.D.s and let the shitheels in Springfield know what they buy. Trouble is, the weenies in this state want her to win so they can raise tobacco taxes here just enough that we don’t lose their business.
    What puzzles me is why the rest of the firearms industry in Illinois doesn’t follow Olin and get the H out since they are so despised.
    Illinois should tax something they have plenty of; Bastards. Parents of illegitimate children should pay a levy of $1 in cash per bastard per month and have their names published statewide quarterly so that the tax payers will know who is raiding their earnings. Let Currie take that one up in the Statehouse and smoke it.

  3. 3
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Oh joy. More convoys of Illinois plates in Woodman’s Parking Lot to fight through just to get my groceries. Very good for Woodman’s

    Traffic is already a nightmare on I94 what with the continuing makeover of the I94/Hwy.50 intersection along with the construction signs popping up on Hwy. 50 lately.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 @ #:
    Cave…As a loyal rottie, tell me what smokes you want and I can ship them to you from tobacco (almost free) NC

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    I wonder if the “Families” have gone back into the bootleg cigarette business? BTW Md tax is 2.00 a pack, DC is $2.50 a pack and The Old Dominion is .30 cents a pack.

    However VA taxes liquor at $20.13 per gallon. MD and DC tax their booze at $1.50 a gallon.

    Any guess on where I go for my booze?

  6. 6

    Damn, Light! GAH! Stock up on the family visits, for sure. Now, let’s look at what happens depending on party for taxation and debt, shall we?

    http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/deficits.html

    :em03:
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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Seems to me I’m hearing more and more anecdotal stories on U-Haul of California having trouble keeping their depot’s stocked with trailers. One-way rates have gone up, notice that?

    Can’t for the life of me figure out why that is happening… :em03: