Re: the letter in last week’s Times concerning taxes on cigarettes and alcohol going into a general fund.
If the government had a surplus in the area of health care, they wouldn’t have any reason to keep increasing taxes on these two items. They are smarter than we give them credit for.
By the way, a few years ago I threatened to move to Mexico because of the fact that, as a smoker, I felt like a second-class citizen in my own country.
I have done this, and now pay less than $20 for a carton of cigarettes and about $10 for a bottle of Bacardi. And oh yeah, I can smoke in bars and restaurants.