When I pay$4.50 for a pack, I'm getting fifty cents worth of tobacco; the rest is tax. Now CO sales tax is applied to the plainly usurious tobacco tax. That is taxing the tax. I am over 50 years old, and the other day a saleslady who had to be at least my age carded me. "I can be fined by my employer if I don't check" she informs me. This same employer often mans (I mean boys) the customer service area, which sells tobacco with underage clerks. When I try to make a purchase, the employee has to call for help. Who assigned this kid to this post? The ID thing is quite arbitrary, but when they ask for my DOB in lieu of ID, I say '10/10/10'. If we all do this, the demographics will indicate many, many really old smokers. At some point, smoking many be good for us again. As it stands, an old lady asking an old man for ID just means the terrorists are winning. I didn't have to show any ID when I was 12.
Gosh Golly Gee Whiz Ranger Rick, I don't live in The Suburban Heaven of Sanctified Water, but the rumor is, that Some or maybe All of that water may be taxed as it flows through your hair and fingers, across your lawn, past the sidewalk and into the gutter. Tell me it is not True!
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