The northeastern folks are all vacationing down here in Florida right now. When they leave, the trunks of their cars will be packed with cartons of cigarettes so they and their friends don't have to pay the high cigarette taxes they didn't fight in their own states. I work in a store that sells a lot of cigarettes, this isn't sarcasm, it's a fact.
So nice to know liberal policies are still screwing our country. Everything they touch turns to shit and then we have to try to clean it up.
This doesn't surprise me. Too bad we can't deport the whole lot, especially the extremists in Michigan. As long as Zero and his horde are in power, this will continue. Zero is a radical Islamist's friend. As long as they are allowed to operate freely in the U.S., they forgive the whole Osama bin Laden thing *wink* *wink*.
My biggest question is, how did the Mafia in New York City allow this to happen? They usually take a dim view of anybody elbowing into their territory, especially when it means losing millions of dollars a year. Organized crime in New York City used to make a lot of money from illegal cigaretts brought into the city, so I'm just surprised they allowed this to happen. Does that mean that the Lebanese, Yemeni, Jordanian and Palestinian people involved in this racket are more violent now than the Mafia? I wouldn't doubt it.
sin taxes never work as explained by "those who care" political types. now mayor little big gulp (bloomberg) thinks he is smarter than doctors and nurses. he wants to impose limits on pain meds. like that will ever work. i favor two asprins followed by two 12oz of my favorite adult beverage
We have a history of fighting tyrants, only to find out we that we now elect them to run our lives. We take it on the chin knowing at some point we will get used to it.
And does anyone think the same thing won't happen in Washington State with the legalization of marijuana? The state seems to think they're going to rake in the $$$$ by taxing pot 25% at every level of the sale; so a $3 bag of pot will retail for $12. Will people be willing to pay that just to buy from a "legal" source? The black market in pot isn't going away. Instead it's guaranteed.
'The faster the taxes go up, the more the market turns into the black market. This is a familiar enough phenomenon in Communist countries.'
Why did my mind wander to other communist countries similar to New York, like California and Illinois, when I read that comment? I guess it was only natural.
There are two problems brought out by this article. One, of course, is the fact that liberal ideas of constantly rising higher taxes creates the illegal black market situations and never solves the revenue problem that they have. Does one even doubt that it will be the same for our weapons that are banned?
The other problem is the smuggling for radical muslim goals. Does one even doubt that the numerous mosques going up around the country won't be used (indeed are already being used) for the smuggling of funds and weapons for the radical islamic causes.
The best part is THIS IS IN ADDITION TO ALL THE FOREIGN AID WE GIVE TO THESE COUNTRIES and Welfare checks (oops EBT) to these criminals.
We ARE the schmucks of the world.
Since this is known we can assume the bribes to city officials is adequate, to allow this to continue. Fast and Furious, also a government operation by Holder/Obama/Clinton and the only result was to tighten control and add regulations on Border states gun shops.
In NY we will soon hear about black market salt, sugar, soda, and transfats, and hospital breast feeding.
I have been telling people this over and over again. Now apply this same scenario to legalized drugs because that is what will happen.
Laws are for the lawful and those that break the laws aren't suddenly going to be legitimate.
Eric Holder is too busy investigating GIBSON GUITARS for wood smuggling
Don't bother him! Wood smuggling is a top priority !
Another reason for
Gibson paid the bribe in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and their wood was never returned to them. Gangster government and not enough outrage to help Gibson guitar out.
Of course the terrorist learned directly from Natives...Russian Mobsters, pretty much all crime families are in to it big time.
Read: SMOKESCREEN, published in 2001 by Paul William Roberts & Norman Snider
A true account with documentation about Cal Broeker who not only worked undercover for the Secret service to almost single handedly cause the largest Counterfiet Bust in North American history, but he also worked undercover for the RCMP.
Incredible true insight into the whole enchilada of Smuggling.....
Ah yes, people will always find a way around paying the high state taxes and so unwittingly have been financing some terrorism.
However, one of the largest terrorist financiers in the world is the US govt giving how many billions to Egypt which is run by the Muslim Brotherhood? Let's not also forget about the money and whatever else given to the jihadists in Libya, Syria and other places. I would not be surprised if it was American weaponry which killed the four in Benghazi.
Never did I think the American people would vote to destroy themselves but it seems they have. May God save us from the enemy within.
Gee, I guess the State Dept's open borders policy and declaring all jihadist muslims to be the most desirable immigrants has worked out just fine for America, huh? Both our government and our enemies, but I repeat myself, are using American law to subvert our freedoms and destroy The Republic from within. The Constitution will be defended by patriots who have already sworn an oath to It, and we have steel in our spines and in our hands.
Why does Hezbollah need to smuggle cigarettes? Aren't they being given everything from their masters in Syria and Iran?
Oh wait ...
Are cigarettes banned in the middle east? Maybe I just figured out Ron Paul's foreign policy! Legalize it as he likes to legalize pot, so that way cigarettes are too common and they'll stop smuggling it! RON PAUL 2016!! :P
Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco are frowned upon in Islam. However, if they are used in any capacity to help support terrorist activities and murder in the name of Jihadist Islam, that's okay.
Obama probably stuffed a few boxes in the 200 armored vehicles he just sent over to his buddies. Probably Camels.
and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq and every other Islamic hell-hole - all of which fund terrorism.
Some of the largest sources of terrorist funds are drugs and Western nations