Hypocrisy: Gotta Light?

I have been seeing quite a few commercials about the dangers of smoking lately. Ya know, folks with their legs hacked off, and others wearing wigs and a mask because the lost their face due to smoking. At the very end of these commercials, I notice that the federal government is footing part of the bill…Ad Council.. to run them.
So let me get this figured straight; The Federal Government wants folks to quit smoking, but they also raise a big chunk of change taxing the tobacco companies. So if there are less smokers, there will be less tax dollars. What the hay I say?

And does not the Chump in the oval office fire up heaters himself? Here is a thought. Stop taxing the backy companies. Stop forcing health care on us. And then there will be no need for commercials like these. All the folks in these propaganda shorts knew the risk when they first sparked a cancer stick. They now need to stop whining and deal with the consequences of their choices.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. List of X
    May 28, 2012 @ 22:28:49

    There is another choice – if you stop smoking, the government will get less of your money. I think it’s a win-win scenario.


  2. jglord
    May 29, 2012 @ 07:58:37

    Fifty thousand people die each year from drunk drivers, smoking now cell phones next it maybe sex? Remember television was once so bad it caused seizures and depression. So yes I have heard that figure shouted out for Forty plus years I remember Nader and his left wing crusaders pointing fingers cheering in the Senate always spewing hate and discontent. And in forty years the same fifty thousand still die from auto and auto related incidents even though the number of cars has gone up five fold and the cars have become more secure. Now what does this have to do with the smokers tax the beer, well the gas to transport ones fannie and ultra fine hinnie to and frois taxed and manuplitaped every day. And people are and have accepted these new prices and they will accept the next increase. until they demand government take the industry over for the fed will promise some relief.
    True they never talk of choice, they never talk about responisbility and they always want to blame someone . For all of this is all about the core greed and jealously of man.which runs both ways.
    For if one would stop close the eye of jealousy and shout the mouth of greed one would see and hear and realize the rich they are sticking is themselves. with each new tax each new law for the wealthy the true elite have played you O so well.


  3. bibuji
    May 29, 2012 @ 16:25:43

    I don’t care so much whether people smoke near to me, yet It’s a strange world that the maker should tell “My product will harm you.”


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