Thursday, May 6, 2010

Proposed IL state cig tax increase

I'm sure the black market for cigs is one reason why IL's tobacco revenue dropped in recent years. Increases in otha thangs (like Crook County's property taxes) are anotha factor. When everythang is expensive for the poor, then a pack of cigs becomes more valuable to the bootleggas. Actually, a pack of cigs becomes more valuable for everyone.

If the proposed IL state cig tax increase doesn't make people lose jobs, the increase in tobacco-related heists certainly will.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A way to work around the PACT Act

I sure would like to know how the USPS would know there are cig cartons in the box in relation to the PACT. I got confirmation post office workers ain't allowed to open up boxes before delivering em.

Unless dat's gonna be new when July comes where the USPS will inspect ALL boxes before delivering em.