Thursday, May 21, 2009

San Francisco Butt Tax

partial repost PublicCEO.com
Andrew Carico
May 21, 2009
at Public CEO.com

... Recently, Newsom indicated proposing a new tax on cigarette purchases throughout San Francisco to the city’s Board of Supervisors. This move is not just an attempt to make San Francisco a healthier city but a more lucrative one as well.

This tax stands out as the first municipal fee of its kind in the country—making San Francisco a national guinea pig for such a tax.

The purpose of the tax exists to offset the ever-growing cost of cleanup that it takes to keep the streets clean of cigarette butts. It would add 33 cents to every pack of cigarettes sold.



Complete Post: NEWSOM'S PROPOSED CIGARETTE TAX A PAIN IN THE BUTT FOR SMOKERS (link)

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