New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hasn’t met a tax he doesn’t like, and that certainly includes those that make cigarettes prices among the highest in the nation:
We’re going to raise the floor on the cost of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13 — the highest price in the country.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 19, 2017
What could possibly go wrong?
Our mayor is a free-trader: He’s boosting NY biz competition in other states (while also taxing the poor). https://t.co/nsq4sxvSRR
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 19, 2017
The thriving NYS black market thanks the mayor for expanding their market share https://t.co/eMsl4BRxHE
— Persnickety (@Dawnsfire) April 19, 2017
Ah more regressive excise taxes. You do realize these hit the poor the hardest, right? https://t.co/Ncj7BZxdoE
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) April 19, 2017
@NYCMayor The mob is a huge fan of this approach.
— Tom Janci (@tomjanci) April 19, 2017
@NYCMayor Downtown Dictionary: “Doing a de Blasio” – Engaging in sniffy, self-congratulatory Democratic meddling with no conceivable upside.
— Marie von Astra (@marievonastra) April 19, 2017
— The Mars Man (@MarsmanJ) April 19, 2017
@NYCMayor By raising taxes on the poor. Brilliant!
— Jim Branch (@jamesbranch3) April 19, 2017
You should call it the Eric Garner Memorial Choke Hold & Organized Crime Enhancement Act of 2017https://t.co/jjx7IANzjY
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 19, 2017
This is how you end up with more Eric Garners. More smuggling, more crime, more violence. https://t.co/KXRyU2poNY
— Heather (@hboulware) April 19, 2017
Eric Garner literally died because of stupid nonsense like this. https://t.co/e9aQVnlAtm
— Daniel Pearson (@danpearson266) April 19, 2017
Great news for New York’s criminal justice system, more petty criminals! https://t.co/K7XUJqigTq
— Jim Swift (@JSwiftTWS) April 19, 2017
“People just aren’t poor enough. We need to tax them more.” https://t.co/YC1SMJwMX6
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) April 19, 2017
Maybe also instruct your police officers not to kill people for selling loosies https://t.co/ab1cMvd9LP
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 19, 2017
— Nick (@xevil0tt0x) April 19, 2017
@NYCMayor No problem. The black market is thriving. Lol.
— Chrissy J (@ChrissyJohns76) April 19, 2017
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