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On Tuesday, about 25 Freedomworks activists gathered outside Congressman Watt's Greensboro, NC office to protest another big bailout, aka, the Durbin Amendment.
Here's the long and short of the amendment:
An Open Letter to the United States Senate: Reject Bailouts, Taxes, and Onerous Regulations in S. 3217
As Brendan noted a post or two ago, more and more states are looking to nanny-state style "sin-taxes" to fill budget holes. I want to point readers to an excellent WSJ article from the wayback machine in August. The article takes a quick look at the repercussions of cigarette taxes in states like Maryland and New Jersey - rampant black markets, hurt businesses, and none of the promised revenue: