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Federal tax upped 62 cents on pack of cigarettes

Smokers looking for an extra incentive to quit might find some new motivation, courtesy of the federal government. Starting Wednesday, federal taxes on cigarettes will increase ... on tobacco preventi... read more

'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease

So-called 'sin taxes' on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, could be a powerful tool for combating ... all with large poor populations. In one example, the authors cited the introduction of a soft drin... read more

Recap of Saturday, January 3

The people with kids at soccer practice or longer driving commutes would be crushed by a hike in the gas tax. Jehmu Greene, Democratic strategist: A hike in the gas tax could kill two birds with one s... read more

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Do ‘Fat Taxes’ Work?

But it has many proponents, who cast the scheme as killing two birds with one stone ... calculated that a 3-cent tax on each 12-ounce sugared soda would raise $51.6 billion over a decade. So that’s bi... read more

A single drink puts media over the limit

levied on the alcohol content, rather than the type of drink. But we're not designing a tax system from scratch. In the middle of a budget crisis what is really being proposed is a simple tax increase ... read more

A revenue and legalization lesson from FDR

By 1936, alcohol taxes were 13 percent of Federal revenue ... make it rival the sub-prime bubble as a misallocation of resources. Perhaps one stone will end up killing two birds. — At the time of publ... read more

Add to Illinois notebook

BASKETBALL: Chatham Glenwood sophomore guard Peyton Allen, who has received interest from Illinois, has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma State. Allen attended Oklahoma State midnight madness. Allen a... read more

Obama So Loves Immigrants He's Spending Record Amounts of Money to Keep Them Out!

As Obama continues to say that comprehensive immigration reform is one of the top priorities of his second term (along with tax reform, spending reform, infrastructure reform, educational reform, heal... read more

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures

In one instance ... after he nearly killed another driver in a three-car collision. The pictures depicted him at a Halloween party dressed as a prisoner in an orange jumpsuit labeled “Jail Bird.” The ... read more

Fighting obesity requires a war on poverty

Let's kill two birds with one stone by encouraging upward mobility ... found that each additional unit increase of BMI correlated with an 8 per cent reduction (about $US1,300) in net worth. While the ... read more

Five More U.S. Jurisdictions Imposed Soda Taxes Last Week

Albany's Measure O1, which is essentially the same as the other two California initiatives, passed with 71 percent of the vote. If passed through to consumers, the one-cent taxes will add 68 cents to ... read more

Why you should help children with their homework

Dr Talwar chose two schools in West Africa, one with relaxed ... slashes the risk of alcohol and other substance abuse. Researchers found such parents, dubbed 'authoritative', had children less likely ... read more

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