Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BOB's Tuesday Toast - 7/9/13

Here’s to lawmakers -
Who levy a variety of taxes on cigarettes -

May they realize how much more $$$ they could make -
If they levied the same taxes on beer - ;))


BOB quit smoking cold-turkey several years ago -

And has often wondered why it was OK -

For cigarettes to be taxed so heavily -

But NOT OK for beer to be taxed at the same rates - ;))

If the same taxes that are levied on a pack/carton of cigarettes -

Were levied on a 6-pack/case of beer -

Just imagine the tax revenue that would generate!! - ;))

And -

BOB thinks that beer/alcohol is a mood-altering drug -

And should be regulated as such -

But it's not - ;))

I guess it’s because beer -

Is socially acceptable -

And so much better for you -

Than cigarettes -

And you can’t have FUN -

Without the beer - ;))

But let me ask you this -

If you see a fight break out -

In the stands/parking lot at a sporting event -

Do you suppose that they were smoking cigarettes -

Or drinking beer? -

I'd go with drinking beer - ;))

But then again - it’s probably just me - ;))


Julie Fukuda said...

I think EVERYTHING in Japan is taxed, and they are raising it from 5% to 15% in the future. (We cut out a LOT when it went from 3% to 5%) and I wonder if I should go there and drink beer.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I think EVERYTHING here is taxed, too - we have federal taxes, state taxes, and local taxes. We even had a goofy law in California that taxed popcorn depending on whether or not it was already "popped". Don't know if they still do it - but I think that "unpopped" was considered a "food" and "popped" was considered a "snack" - one was taxed and the other was not - don't remember which was which - ;))


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