Tobacco tax

New Hampshire Democrats Will Be Attacking AG ‘Uncle’ Joe Foster Any Minute Now….

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2014
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Remember when the New Hampshire legislature had a Republican Majority?  Good times.  Good times. Well, they wanted to lower the tobacco tax by .10 cents a pack and New Hampshire Democrats snapped like a twig.  It was irresponsible to lower that revenue.  There may have even been some angry cursing and insults.  In fact, I’m […]

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The NH Tobacco Tax Increase is Not About Youth Smoking or Public Health…it is a Transfer of Wealth

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2013

The Tobacco tax war is underway again, this time in the New Hampshire State Senate, as both sides debate the House passed 0.20 cent per pack tax hike before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.   Supporters of the tax point to potential health benefits and a reduction in youth smoking.  The Union Leader Article […]

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Tobacco Tax Increase: The Progressives Racism And Class Warfare?

by Rick Olson March 21, 2013

“Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is not fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.” ? B.R. Ambedkar I read Steve’s entry this morning on the tobacco tax increase the house progressives just passed. HB 659-FN-A   passed 193 to […]

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New Hampshire House Votes to Raise Tobacco Taxes

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2013

The ten cent resolution, that one thin (not so thin) dime New Hampshire Republicans cut off the tobacco tax two years ago, expires shortly.   At the time it was proposed and passed the left was so insane with outrage that you’d have thought Republicans were selling guns to foreign drug lords across the border who were killing agents […]

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Lung Association Says Hike Cigarette Tax $1.00/Pack…for the Children

by Steve MacDonald January 16, 2013

The American Lung Association would like New Hampshire legislators to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1.00/pack.   It is their opinion that this will reduce youth smoking and…they’d be more inclined to give us better grades. The Lung Association gave the Granite State some of the lowest rankings in the Northeast in categories dealing with […]

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Which Tax Lotto

by Steve MacDonald November 12, 2012

New Hampshire House Democrats are going to raise taxes and fees, the real fun is which one first and how soon? My money is on the tobacco tax and I’d be suprised if it didn’t hit the committee table on the first day of the first session and find it’s way to the House floor […]

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When Progress Now Speaks – No One Should Listen

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2012

Zandra Rice Crispy-Treats Hawkins (ZRCTH) was on WGIR AM 610’s Political Roundtable the other morning with Andrew Manuse, Andrew in Studio, Zandra by phone–a strategic move that allowed her to suck up all of Andrew’s time because Andrew (in my opinion) was too polite to just talk over her.  And Suck she did. But she […]

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Sylvia Larsen – Zipper head

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2012

I suppose you’ll want some context for that headline.  Back in December (12/9/2011) I explained why New Hampshire should continue lowering tobacco taxes.  I suggested we adopt some kind of schedule by which we would sunset tobacco taxes over the next decade based of the long term decline in sales.  Why, after all, would you […]

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