RollinThundr wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 13:41: Want to smoke? Pay triple for a single pack 95% of it taxes that go right to being spent wastefully.
Good. Smoking is dumb and they should tax the hell out of it since it has a significant health care cost to everyone else with no positive benefits for society. Smoking should be so expensive that people are forced to quit out of the common sense they apparently lack for engaging in the activity.
Fat people aren't costing the taxpayer a lot of health care money right now, smokers are.
But hey lets let the government regulate what we can and can't eat and ban things outright that are unhealthy.
The government regulates everything from pesticides to baby shampoo, stop being a drama queen. It even regulates food because otherwise that industry can't be trusted not to infect the populace with disease through lazy practices.