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Tag: "Obama"

Obama $0.94 smoke tax a ghost

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

It’s never going to happen, apparently it wasn’t ever going to. The cigarette sin tax to generate $78 billion to fund a preschool education program vanished almost as soon as Obama announced it four weeks ago, according to the Washington, D.C.-centered  blog The president hasn’t mentioned it. The White House didn’t coordinate with outside anti-smoking groups, […]

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Obama’s tobacco tax proposal ‘unfair’, unlikely to succeed

April 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

President Obama’s proposal to impose the biggest-ever increase in the U.S.’ federal cigarette tax to fund preschool programs has been condemned by the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO). “For the president to target a minority of adult Americans with this massive tax increase to pay for the extension of preschool programs nationwide is unfair […]

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