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Makes no sense

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

Hopefully the state budget debate is nearing an end. But some things don't seem to be right yet. The cigarette tax being bumped up 25 cents is good and probably should be increased more. But it is inconceivable to me that cigars and smokeless tobacco products are not taxed.

If I buy a pot to cook food, I pay a tax; if I eat at a restaurant, I pay a tax. However, if I choose to smoke a cigar and imperil my health and the health of the people around me, I don't have to pay a tax.

Let's get our priorities straight. What kind of thinking goes on in Harrisburg?

 

LEO R. JARECKI
Moon

 

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