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Bob
07-05-2012, 21:14
You likely knew of the threat from roll-your-own tobacco being labeled as pipe tobacco to avoid the higher taxes.
Pipe tobacco has been threatened for 2.5 years now by proposals to increase the tax by over 700% - from just under $3 per pound to nearly $25 per pound.
We just got saved by the Federal Highway Bill.
http://www.suntimes.com/business/13589276-420/roll-your-own-cigarette-stores-going-up-in-smoke.html

soundlzrd
07-05-2012, 21:38
Not sure what a highway bill has to do with tobacco, but I'm thankful.

Bob
07-05-2012, 21:56
Not sure what a highway bill has to do with tobacco, but I'm thankful.

Same here, but this is what I received from a news letter! In other words, RYO can't be labeled as pipe tobacco, and pipe tobacco's taxes will not be upped! Good news indeed!


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Paul
07-06-2012, 00:53
Not sure what a highway bill has to do with tobacco, but I'm thankful.

Tis the way our gooberment works...It has nothing to do with a highway bill itself, it just happened this piece of legislation was attached to it...it's one of those lil' tricks politicians do to get stuff passed...

But who am I to argue semantics when this is actually a good piece of news :) !

IrishRover
07-06-2012, 09:49
Tis the way our gooberment works...It has nothing to do with a highway bill itself, it just happened this piece of legislation was attached to it...it's one of those lil' tricks politicians do to get stuff passed...

But who am I to argue semantics when this is actually a good piece of news :) !

Yeah.. I think that's what they call a 'Rider'... A bill attached to another bill going through...
It is good news to hear..

Archer
07-06-2012, 12:18
Same here, but this is what I received from a news letter! In other words, RYO can't be labeled as pipe tobacco, and pipe tobacco's taxes will not be upped! Good news indeed!


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Well, thats the gist I got as well...but, leave it to the communists...as soon as they bury this form of tobacco, they will likely be head hunting for something else...its the new McCarthyism...(sp?)

Arkie_
07-06-2012, 16:03
Of course the anti's won't give up. They will keep pounding away and re-introducing bills until the proposed taxes pass. Cellar deep and cellar often.

T-Bear
07-07-2012, 19:07
Good news for the short term anyhow. We'll see what the future brings.


Cellar deep and cellar often.
Done and done!

Wyatt James
07-07-2012, 20:44
Nice to hear. Good news

JoeMan
03-17-2014, 03:36
I've got enough of my favorites to last me at least a couple years or more if I was suddenly no longer able to afford (or get'em) due to wacko legislation.

p120d16y
03-22-2014, 00:02
Thank GOD. That RYO garbage should all be tossed in a burn pile.

Moosecop
03-23-2014, 02:23
I think this thread is screwed up.. Its labeled here in Wisconsin as pipe tobacco.. as in a gas station today and they had a whole wall of 1 lb bags..