Friday, September 28, 2012
No Global Taxes
It is often the best intentions that produce the worst result. I do not smoke. In light of the death of two relatives at least in part due to their former smoking habits, I abhor tobacco use. I read a Drudge link today on The Washington Free Beacon by CJ Ciaramella that the World Health Organization is considering attempting to impose a "global excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes". It is bad enough to pay Federal taxes, plenty bad to fork money over to local government, but Americans should never for any reason be forced to pony up their hard earned money to extra-national bodies that are absolutely outside the US Constitution's careful restraint on government's power.