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yellowdogmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 03:18 PM
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23. I think that this is the real death tax
the GOP has been trying to label the inheiratance tax a death tax to get support from people that are so poor that it doesn't affect them. This is the real death tax. By the time we get organized enough to protest it we will be on our way to treatment at the cancer centers of america. I agree that it is a filthy habit and wish I could quit also but I don't want the government to tax my addiction. That is just unethical. Sorry I may ruffle a few feathers but that is the way I feel. I understand the arguement that the taxes are needed to pay medical expenses of uninsured smokers but it still irritates me. On your points I don't think it would help that much. The addicts need their fix. They won't quit. And even if they did I think it would be just a drop in the bucket. They recieve so much money from pharmaceutical and oil lobbyist to fund their fascist plans that our "taxpayer revolt" would not dent the coffers. If the idea helps you quit then run with it and good luck!
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  -I am a smoker and I've been thinking - We have a powerful tool at our hand sproutster  Jan-07-06 02:45 PM   #0 
  - Interesting, except for one major problem...  SteppingRazor   Jan-07-06 02:47 PM   #1 
  - hehe.. yea.. I know I was thinking of stockpiling  sproutster   Jan-07-06 02:49 PM   #3 
  - Well, how's this for motivation......  AntiCoup2K4   Jan-07-06 02:52 PM   #12 
     - That is what helped me quit.  MuseRider   Jan-07-06 02:59 PM   #18 
        - I watched the movie "The Insider"  PassingFair   Jan-07-06 03:58 PM   #34 
        - LOL  MuseRider   Jan-07-06 05:09 PM   #37 
           - I MUST be channeling you, Muse!  PassingFair   Jan-07-06 10:53 PM   #43 
        - All the RTs at my last job smoked, rationalized it as  Warpy   Jan-07-06 05:20 PM   #39 
           - You know,  MuseRider   Jan-07-06 05:25 PM   #40 
  - LOL!  im10ashus   Jan-07-06 02:53 PM   #14 
  - Stopped five years ago...  Kazak   Jan-07-06 02:48 PM   #2 
  - Great idea If you really want to quit  Vincardog   Jan-07-06 02:49 PM   #4 
  - The idea is a great number of us quit on a particular day in protest.  sproutster   Jan-07-06 02:50 PM   #6 
  - Go for it God Bless  Vincardog   Jan-07-06 02:50 PM   #8 
  - that's funny. i also became a hypnotherapist after it worked for  catmother   Jan-07-06 02:54 PM   #16 
  - Never work...  misanthrope   Jan-07-06 02:49 PM   #5 
  - No flame bait please - there are lots of "me's" out there.  sproutster   Jan-07-06 02:50 PM   #7 
  - Are you saying that...  SteppingRazor   Jan-07-06 02:53 PM   #15 
  - so, why do they call you "misanthrope"? n/t  rucky   Jan-09-06 03:15 AM   #50 
     - Take a wild guess**nm  misanthrope   Jan-09-06 09:41 AM   #52 
  - All progressive Democrats should quit smoking  IanDB1   Jan-07-06 02:51 PM   #9 
  - Yeah really  Raine   Jan-09-06 03:10 AM   #49 
  - I used patches...  ingac70   Jan-07-06 02:51 PM   #10 
  - The patch worked for me as well,  dddem   Jan-07-06 03:47 PM   #31 
  - well how about a compromise? what if we just did the smoking?  catmother   Jan-07-06 02:52 PM   #11 
  - I love the idea  Wickerman   Jan-07-06 02:53 PM   #13 
  - It's almost been a year since I quit smoking  proud patriot   Jan-07-06 02:57 PM   #17 
  - This is not meant in a negative way but,  Little Star   Jan-07-06 03:02 PM   #19 
     - sure link to Contributions here  proud patriot   Jan-07-06 03:09 PM   #21 
        - Thanks PP n/t  Little Star   Jan-07-06 03:56 PM   #33 
        - Also YIKES!  Little Star   Jan-07-06 04:01 PM   #35 
  - I think you might be onto something  nuxvomica   Jan-07-06 03:08 PM   #20 
  - Awesome - I think that will be my message and quit date :)  sproutster   Jan-07-06 06:14 PM   #42 
  - An inspired idea. Keith would definitely take notice.  Rhiannon12866   Jan-08-06 09:06 AM   #45 
  - I gave up 'Dunkin Donuts'...  stillcool47   Jan-07-06 03:10 PM   #22 
  - the dilema with dunkin donuts  dddem   Jan-07-06 03:38 PM   #28 
     - I'd talk to him and find out how much of his profit goes to the corp.  politicat   Jan-09-06 10:38 AM   #56 
  - I think that this is the real death tax  yellowdogmi   Jan-07-06 03:18 PM   #23 
  - I know quite a few  shamrock   Jan-07-06 03:25 PM   #25 
  - BTW, you are NOT 'weak'. Nicotine is a very powerful drug  Lindacooks   Jan-07-06 03:22 PM   #24 
  - How do you find a reputable hypnotist  Demo5   Jan-07-06 03:33 PM   #26 
     - Take a look here:  Lindacooks   Jan-07-06 03:36 PM   #27 
  - Jesse Helms' biggest dilemma  China_cat   Jan-07-06 03:41 PM   #29 
  - The govt would save way more than it lost as far as medical bills  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-07-06 03:44 PM   #30 
  - This is such a GREAT idea!  BerryBush   Jan-07-06 04:07 PM   #36 
  - If you really want to quit, figure out  DemBones DemBones   Jan-07-06 03:53 PM   #32 
  - And if you get enough people to do it  RagingInMiami   Jan-07-06 05:14 PM   #38 
  - I'm going to try that new laser acupuncture technique.......  Historic NY   Jan-07-06 05:43 PM   #41 
  - Hey Historic NY,  Little Star   Jan-09-06 09:47 AM   #53 
  - I hope you quit and think this is well intentioned, but if the thoughts of  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-07-06 10:57 PM   #44 
  - The laser method is available in N.J..........  Historic NY   Jan-09-06 03:00 AM   #48 
  - I don't know about where you are...  ohio_liberal   Jan-08-06 09:18 AM   #46 
  - Maybe some people who can't seem to quit smoking yet just haven't found  BerryBush   Jan-08-06 09:38 AM   #47 
  - It's a nicotine addiction  sandnsea   Jan-09-06 03:27 AM   #51 
  - Quitting tobacco is a good thing to do for any reason  sheeptramp   Jan-09-06 09:48 AM   #54 
  - Uh -- it's the so-called "progressives" who want us to stop  Cats Against Frist   Jan-09-06 10:19 AM   #55 
  - Nicotine gum worked for me  Apollo11   Jan-09-06 10:46 AM   #57 
  - Taxes are why I quit smoking.  BiggJawn   Jan-09-06 11:21 AM   #58 

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