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Pay Attention... we could be next?
I received the following from a J.R. Cigars Newsletter.
The Largest Tax Increase on any product in
the Entire History of The United States is being seriously
considered right now - and it's on CIGARS!
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED! The
proposed taxes in the current Senate Finance Committee proposal
will have a devastating impact on the cigar industry putting
retail shops, mail order companies, distributors, cigar manufacturers,
leaf tobacco growers and several hundred thousand workers
in Central America out of business or out of work.
Under the current proposal, the cigar tax
rate would increase an astounding 20,413% to a maximum of
$10 per cigar! All large cigars would effectively be taxed
at 53.13% of the manufacturer's selling price. In all of the
Internal Revenue Code, no other product is subject to an excise
tax that approaches this level. To compound the injury, a
"floor stock" tax would be assessed on all products
in inventory, and put a majority of the industry out of business
in one fell swoop. Below is a list of Senators along with
their phone numbers.
The full Senate is expected to consider the
legislation next week, but possibly sooner. We need you to
act NOW and immediately contact your U.S. Senators.
To assist you in composing your thoughts,
here is what I communicated to my Senators:
This massive tax increase, the largest
in the entire history of our nation, is not only unfair to
cigar consumers and cigar retailers in this country, it poses
a dire threat to several hundred thousand workers employed
in the cigar industry in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru,
Brasil, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, The
Cameroons, Costa Rica, Panama and other Third World Nations.
The effect on those economies and the ill will it will create
toward the USA is staggering to say the least, and will have
to be offset with increased Foreign Aid which may negate the
sum total of the revenue created by this horrific tax. I urge
you to oppose this tax.
Follow this link to find out more
and take action:
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