High Taxes Lead to Cigarette Black Market

Liberals and other big government types think that by heavily taxing certain things, it’ll serve as a disincentive for people to buy those particular things. Like gasoline. The feds want higher gas taxes to “wean” people off dirty fossil fuels and on to cleaner forms of energy, like mass transit. Cigarettes are the same way. Politicians want to “do something” about all the smokers out there. How do they get people to stop smoking? They impose heavy taxes on cigarettes, hoping that that Read more […]

Biden Goes After Violent Media With Taxation

Taxation is an interesting concept. While most Americans scoff at the tax system–and rightfully so–it is a necessary part of life in the United States. In order that the government remains able to operate, it needs a supply of money from those living within the confines of our democracy. That is fact. What boils the blood, however, is over-taxation. As the government grows unnecessarily, so do our taxes. That is fact. Even worse than over-taxation is targeted taxation; targeting specific items Read more […]