Tammy Bruce had a convenient link to all the issues that were voted for an against by the people. As I said in a previous post - the results are mixed (conservative versus liberal issues):
7 states defined marriage as between a man and a woman - 1 state rejected that (AZ)
9 states limited eminent domain seizures - 2 rejected that (CA and Idaho)
6 states raised the minimum wage - 0 rejected that idea
2 states increased tobacco taxes - 2 states rejected (CA and Missouri)
0 states capped state spending - 3 states rejected caps to state spending (Nebraska, Maine, Oregon)
I actually did something I would've never done previously and voted for the failed proposition raising taxes by $2.60 per pack on cigarette's in CA. I lost my BEST friend ever and LOVE of my life in July 2006 to advanced lung cancer and I voted totally on feelings and without reason. She had quit smoking on 4/11/2006 after over 30+ years and died without knowing she had the cancer and without anyone including myself or the hospital knowing she had it. We (friends and family) were lucky that we were able to get an autopsy. While the product is legal, I would love for these indulgences in life to be expense I guess now. It doesn't need to be an often indulgence and it doesn't need to be so affordable that people have this indulgence often. After reasoning after the fact, I think that raising the taxes on cigarettes would have very little economic impact (except to farmers who grow tobacco - better diversify away from that crop) and the revenue would be better than revenue obtained from people needing the necessities in life or revenue from taxed income. Necessities and income should be taxed much less. I still love her sooo much... Thanks for listening.....
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