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Friday, April 10, 2009

Smoke Break

I was in line at the corner store yesterday and the woman in front of me ordered a pack of smokes. The clerk ran the pack over the scanner and said, "7.59".

The woman said, "Excuse me?"

"7.59", he said.

"For a pack of smokes???"

She decided not to buy them.

Federal taxes on cigarettes recently went up $1.01 a pack and, somewhat unbelievably, tax on loose tobacco went up over 2000%.

Change you can believe in -- once it hits your wallet.