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What’s even funnier is that some of the tax on tobacco is going to anti-tobacco programs.
It gets even funnier: The US gov’t subsidizes tobacco growers.
From 1995 through 2011, the federal government paid out $1.329 billion in subsidies to the tobacco industry. In 2011 alone, taxpayers shelled out $191,218,926 in tobacco subsidies to 58,350 recipients, according to figures provided by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
( http://democraticvision.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981462547 )
The majority of all taxes go toward “Administrative Fees”. I call B.S.
Federal tax on earnings also encourages working because you have to work more to attain a given lifestyle.
J-Bird, that’s ludicrous. For example, Social Security administrative costs are less than 1%. You’d also have to believe for every infantryman the Army hires at least one administrator.
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