Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
No one’s liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session, and freedom is lost one government program at a time. Yet some people will trade freedom for comfort, especially when they perceive that someone else is footing the bill.
Why should unduly burdensome regulations that place obstacles in the path of those looking to exercise one right be struck down while equally burdensome regulations that infringe on another right are upheld?
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