"Sin" sells and the government loves it. A Federal judge has just ordered the nation's major tobacco companies to begin advertising again on broadcast media. As you know, their has been a nearly half century ban. This time it's not "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should" It's "Smoking kills on average 1200 Americans a day" "More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol combined."
The federal judge is basically ordering the big tobacco companies to market themselves out of business. If tobacco did not exist what would the feds tax to replace the billion in revenue? Romney talked about self deportation for immigrants, how about planned bankruptcy for the tobacco companies. Maybe the feds should simply tell tobacco their product is illegal, but I guess we tried that with alcohol and Marijuana.
Meanwhile the city of warren sees the wisdom in bringing more booze to their city. 15 new liquor licenses are set to be marketed at a good price with the goal of enticing people back downtown, and feather tax revenues. As I said sin sells, yet government gives lip service to trying to put it out of business.
Finally theirs gambling. A recent editorial urged the elimination of "Internet cafes in Ohio which have become a billion dollar business, upon which taxes and fees are paid. Before we run them out of town maybe we should ask the people who frequent them and the subdivisions who enjoy the tax revenue what they think? Just thinking after all sin sells and pays bills. write me.