Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Cigars: Fight for your Cigar: Hillary Clinton Hates Us
In recent months there has been a scare in the cigar community after congress devised a bill that would essentially tax the cigar industry into extinction. This proposed tobacco tax is geared so that cigars would be hit hardest because of volume. So far it has passed in congress and the senate, but is waiting for Bush's approval. Bush, being a cigar smoker and Republican, has vowed to veto this bill. FYI: It was a Democrat that devised the bill. Hillary Clinton, one of the largest proponents of the tax, is now with the stance in her presidential campaign that she is for the banning of smoking in ALL public places. Listen, I am all for the banning of smoking in places where 10% or more of their revenue comes for food sales, but where is this going to stop? Cigars are not like Cigarettes. I am a cigar smoker. I enjoy socializing and good conversation. Is the only place where I will be able to enjoy both at the same time going to have to be reduced to doing so in my own living room? What is your stance on the issue?