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Stogie Commentary: Taxing Away Central American Jobs

18 Oct 2007

It’s pretty rare that we come across a video solid enough to post, particularly since poor quality, pointless videos are a dime a dozen on the web these days. But the following is truly exceptional. It documents how the looming SCHIP tobacco tax hike would completely wipe out hundreds of thousands of the best jobs throughout Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.

For more information on a wise strategy to combat the bullshit “for the children” mentality, be sure to check out our previous posts on Estelí, ammunition, and globalization. And please forward the video along to as many people as possible – especially to those who claim to care about the poor.

Patrick A

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6 Responses to “Stogie Commentary: Taxing Away Central American Jobs”

  1. Mac and Nudo Friday, October 19, 2007 at 4:54 am #

    Thanks for sharing this great video. Fortunately, the House was unable to override Bush's veto yesterday. The bad news is it still doesn't look like the end for SCHIP…

  2. Jeff's Garage & Ale House Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 9:22 am #

    Amen, Patrick, about the “Bullshit about ‘for the children'”. Self interested politicians who bloviate about “for the children” really nauseate me.

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