Wednesday links

Welcome 112th!

Welcome 112th!

What would you do to balance Ohio’s budget? My surplus was $5.29 billion.

In other news, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

Lorillard Inc., maker of the U.S.’s leading menthol cigarette brand, is engaged in a fierce battle to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from banning a product that accounts for roughly 90% of its sales.

This new authority comes from a 2009 law authored in part by the late Senator Kennedy and signed by President Obama. So remember smokers, Obama raised taxes on your cigarettes by $1 a pack, and now, a law he signed could lead to the elimination of menthol cigarettes. Low income individuals who smoke must love this regressive form of taxation combined with the government banning products they like.

Just remember, President Obama promised change, even if it’s not the change you want,  it’s the change he thinks you need.

The Akron Aeros, affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have made food history. Familiar with the Turducken? Introducing the Three Dog Night, which is a hot dog, inside of a bratwurst, inside of a kielbasa. Topped with Cleveland Stadium brown mustard and sauerkraut. You’d better eat one before the FDA bans that, too, just like it banned the sale of Four Loko’s old formula.

Since we’re somewhat on the topic of regressive forms of taxation, Virginia Delegate Joseph Morrissey (D-Henrico) is back on his “let’s ban plastic bags” bender. But rather than ban them, he merely proposes a 20 cent per bag tax.

I am sure that low income individuals absolutely must love that, especially since those re-usable bags are so immune to things like e. coli.

I think we can all agree that, if anything, Virginia needs to be more like California. (Sarcasm).

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3 Thoughts on “Wednesday links

  1. We can’t tax the poor and we certainly can’t tax the rich. We are so broke.

  2. Took that quiz…interestingly enough, I racked up a deficit of $4 billion…haha…our political differences Swifty!

  3. I was a total hawk. No handouts to business. We need a clean tax code that doesn’t favor one industry over another.

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