Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The PACT Act: This actually applies to all Americans

This document is in PDF format. But it explains the PACT Act in full detail.

http://www.smokes- spirits.com/ images/promotion /2009PACTact. pdf

All smokers are encouraged to contact their state's Senators in order to convince them to vote against this act. As the document points out, this ain't the first time politicians tried to make it illegal to deliver cigs/smokeless tobacco by mail. Different versions of the PACT Act were introduced in 2003, 2006, and 2007.

Even if you don't actually buy tobacco products online, you should still contact your Senators if you don't like the idea of paying more for stamps. Cause as I read in this document, if this act passes, then the USPS will LOSE money since they won't be able to deliver tobacco products anymore. And when a business loses money, everyone else in America has to pay by paying more for stamps. When the USPS loses money, they have to find a way to make up for those losses by raising the cost of stamps often (for instance).

Last time I checked, paying more for stamps affects ALL Americans. Not just people like me who wanna use my right to buy cartons online. Therefore, I think ALL smokers oughta contact their Senators in an attempt to make this act fail again.

Quote from anotha smoker: "If [this bill] passes, I'm moving overseas."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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