John Nothdurft, a legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute asked some interesting questions.
What do alcohol, playing cards, soft drinks, blueberries, tobacco, bottled water, and nudity all have in common?
His answer is obivious, states tax these things to bring in more revenue and alter people’s behavior.
And it is getting worse - if you will. Massachusetts is looking at a candy tax, Nevada is looking at a prostitution tax, a marijuana tax will come in California and a Seattle will soon have a plastic bag tax.