Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Smoke 'em if you got 'em...

The Heritage Foundation crunched the numbers on the cost of the proposed State Childrens Healthcare Insurance Program (SCHIP). The proponents of the plan are telling us that the new taxes on cigarettes will pay for the program, but even with the 156% increase in federal taxes, it will take 22 million new smokers to cover the cost of the program. For now.

I also see Ball State is planning on banning smoking completely, and I've read that the Richmond Common Council is leaning the same way.

Maybe they better consider making smoking mandatory. For the children,of course.

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