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2012-09-07 08:04:12 PM  

Pathman: OgreMagi: Pathman: cleveoh: Please post the tiny violin pic for the "poor" smokers.

/ex smoker
//understands the joy addiction of smoking
///no sympathy

it's not about sympathy for smokers - it's about what government should have the power to do.
regulating behaviours like this shouldn't be one of them.

Regulate and tax tobacco because it's bad for you.
Regulate and tax sodas because they are bad for you.
Regulate and tax children't Happy Meals because they are bad for you. (nice try San Francisco).

The government thinks it has the DUTY to regulate behavior it deems inappropriate. Both sides of the aisle do it in their own way. The left goes after your health and how you affect the environment. The right goes after your relationships and sexual behavior. Both use the exact same arguments.

And with the government now neck deep into health care, it's going to get worse.

yup


The government IS involved with health care for smokers, especially Medicare & Medicaid patients. Anyome who's ever visited a nursing home & seen the smoking related carnage already knows this.

Freedom! From consequences! Hey, smoke all you want or "Ride Free"on the highway without a helmet, those things are your choice as an adult. Don't make me pay for it with higher insurance premiums or taxes..
 
2012-09-07 08:54:37 PM  

cleveoh: Pathman: OgreMagi: Pathman: cleveoh: Please post the tiny violin pic for the "poor" smokers.

/ex smoker
//understands the joy addiction of smoking
///no sympathy

it's not about sympathy for smokers - it's about what government should have the power to do.
regulating behaviours like this shouldn't be one of them.

Regulate and tax tobacco because it's bad for you.
Regulate and tax sodas because they are bad for you.
Regulate and tax children't Happy Meals because they are bad for you. (nice try San Francisco).

The government thinks it has the DUTY to regulate behavior it deems inappropriate. Both sides of the aisle do it in their own way. The left goes after your health and how you affect the environment. The right goes after your relationships and sexual behavior. Both use the exact same arguments.

And with the government now neck deep into health care, it's going to get worse.

yup

The government IS involved with health care for smokers, especially Medicare & Medicaid patients. Anyome who's ever visited a nursing home & seen the smoking related carnage already knows this.

Freedom! From consequences! Hey, smoke all you want or "Ride Free"on the highway without a helmet, those things are your choice as an adult. Don't make me pay for it with higher insurance premiums or taxes..


no argument there.
 
2012-09-07 09:21:12 PM  

Pathman: cleveoh: Pathman: OgreMagi: Pathman: cleveoh: Please post the tiny violin pic for the "poor" smokers.

/ex smoker
//understands the joy addiction of smoking
///no sympathy

it's not about sympathy for smokers - it's about what government should have the power to do.
regulating behaviours like this shouldn't be one of them.

Regulate and tax tobacco because it's bad for you.
Regulate and tax sodas because they are bad for you.
Regulate and tax children't Happy Meals because they are bad for you. (nice try San Francisco).

The government thinks it has the DUTY to regulate behavior it deems inappropriate. Both sides of the aisle do it in their own way. The left goes after your health and how you affect the environment. The right goes after your relationships and sexual behavior. Both use the exact same arguments.

And with the government now neck deep into health care, it's going to get worse.

yup

The government IS involved with health care for smokers, especially Medicare & Medicaid patients. Anyome who's ever visited a nursing home & seen the smoking related carnage already knows this.

Freedom! From consequences! Hey, smoke all you want or "Ride Free"on the highway without a helmet, those things are your choice as an adult. Don't make me pay for it with higher insurance premiums or taxes..

no argument there.


You think people in government think so far ahead? All they see is an easily taxable minority. Tax the smokers because they don't have the voting power to matter.
 
2012-09-07 11:41:32 PM  
as someone that's a casual smoker, cigarettes are a luxury item to me. I just bought my first "regular" pack of cigarettes in a few years (non indian, because I can afford it now, god damn it)

/going to enjoy the fark out of some camel menthols when I get to the bar in half an hour.
//mmmm.
 
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